Dent de Morcles, The Waadtland Alps, Switzerland
The huge fold in the flank of the 2969 m high Dent de Morcles is the most impressive witness of the collision between Africa and Europe. The rock layers, originally deposited on the sea floor in a horizontal position, were compressed and shifted. The darker parts developed during the Tertiary period and are younger than the greyish and yellowish limestone of the Cretaceous period.
Bernhard Edmaier (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)