John Day Fossil Beds

John Day Fossil Beds National MonumentI took this photo while driving through the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon. Not enough time to visit, but just a few shots here and there along the John Day River basin. This National Park got its name from the well-preserved beds of fossil plants and mammals from prehistoric times.

  • I like the multiple layers, starting with the foreground bushes, river, rocks and faraway mountains, plus the clouds. A great example of natural framing.

Below I got some nice rolling hills in the rural surrounding area. There is a lot to see on the scenic byway around Dayville, following the river (Northeastern Oregon)…

Map of the John Day watershed

Believe it or not, I got all these photos using my iPhone 🙂

Dayville rolling hills

Not too far away, on the same area of the John Day river basin and Hwy, we couldn’t miss the Strawberry Mountain Range – 9038 ft elevation.

Strawberry Mountain Range - John Day River basin

Strawberry Mountain Range - John Day River basinA feature I like to use with my iPhone is the panoramic view capability. Here is my “pano” shot of the same Strawberry Mountain range with the prairie in the foreground:

Strawberry Mountain Range - John Day River basin panoramic view

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