Clicking on a photograph in a site description will give an enlarged image, allowing closer inspection of detail features and textures. Many scenes were photographed digitally in good lighting, providing high resolution image files that can be copied and expanded for further exploration beyond the limits of the website depiction.
For additional characteristics of the scene and its detail features, browse the Key Details section of the scene description. The active earth surface processes and feature origins discussed there may have metaphorical use, as well as open up some of the long-term change inherent in the landscape.
We hope that video game artists will benefit from the landscape-region-categorized ENVIRONMENTS and ELEVATION LEVELS menus in seeking out true-to-life forms and color palettes to better evoke cave, mountain, shoreline, desert, and other natural settings. Many of these documented scenes are ideal locus points for key player challenges and plot junctures, so the detailed descriptions may be valuable for their specific use as in-game locations.