The slideshow ‘tells the story’ of Stevns Klint with a portfolio of photos that show the site from a variety of perspectives, including an aerial view, and views from the cliff tops as well as the rocky shoreline below. There are a number of clearly defined strata, but the prominent K/T boundary can be easily distinguished as a thicker, darker line about half-way up the chalky-white cliff with the older (Cretaceous) rock strata tending to be undercut by wave action below the boundary line, while more recent rocks from the Tertiary period create a bit of an overhang (or in places lie in piles where they have broken off onto the beach). The final section of the slideshow includes a small selection of photos from the official UNESCO nomination dossier showing detail of the ash sediment layer and some museum displays of typical fossils from the site. These include the shells of small marine creatures, and a shark’s tooth from the marine environment that existed here, but nothing as big or impressive as a dinosaur!
The following Flickr photographers and other sources are acknowledged with thanks for their contributions to this slideshow: Mikko Muinonen, Beth, CucombreLibre, Illohm, Frank Stjerne, David, Stig Nygaard, UNESCO Nomination dossier, paleontica.org/Johan Vellekoop, paleontica.org/Taco Geertsema.
Area: 0.5 km2