Indian Head

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Comments (19)

thenucleardart on September 1, 2007

Wow. That's pretty cool.

supergranny on October 21, 2007

I like the picture.

Kr4FT on November 4, 2007

Perfect :D

Emerson R. Zamprogno on November 27, 2007

how this picture was taken? airplane?

PPG on November 27, 2007

With a Powered Paraglider I have a page at

Emerson R. Zamprogno on November 28, 2007

Amazing! Many thanks for sharing your pictures in your website and in Panoramio!

aticank Nikolay Kole… on February 7, 2008

Hi PPG! Nice picture. Have you more photos from this place? Greetings from Bulgaria. Look my pictures. Nikolay

PPG on February 7, 2008

This is the only image of the area the rest was just rolling hills and grass land nothing too exiting to see there really.

cippy on March 3, 2008

this photo was created by sumething not from this world or at least not eny more. ther are clerly 2 faces biside it. ps.those thinges are marking ther plases.

cippy on March 3, 2008

be redy thay willl come back

supergranny on March 6, 2008

I found a video on You Tube from a Medicine Hat t.v. station on the Indian Head formation area. You may find it interesting. Here is a link

solson62 on September 9, 2008

In your photo it is a lot easier to see that this is a valley. Why is it so hard to decide if I see a valley or a hill on google earth?

Great photo, great Badlands Guardian!

DanielaT on November 9, 2008

I found it on my GoogleEarth! With the trouble, but found! Yattaaaaaa))))

Beachcat_Sailor on November 28, 2008

solson62 said: " is a lot easier to see that this is a valley. Why is it so hard to decide if I see a valley or a hill on google earth?"

My answer is that it all depends upon five things: 1) Angle of the photographer 2) Angle of the Sun 3) Atmospheric conditions of the day 4) Moisture levels in the soil 5) Plant growth on the ground

gandalgandal on November 20, 2009

There seems to be a opening in the nose. Could that be a tunnel?

solson62 on November 21, 2009

If you look on wikipedia there is a link to the topography and you will see there is no tunnel. Here's the link from wikipedia to CBC.

Perhaps it is bushes?

altaboy on November 9, 2010

We the Blackfoot people have legends of the old man "NAPI" he was the first man, and he created man and woman he also created the all living things as well as the topography as we see it today, I believe this maybe him?

Fracfx on August 1, 2012

I wonder when this was taken because this has either gotten even more detailed since it was taken or there's a better camera view from google earth now. There's a face behind the Indian (who was probably an early Blackfoot Chief). It looks like a viking. That circle spot (is probably a sacred spot/well) is the bottom of his beard, above that you can see his mouth, nose, looks like he's wearing a mask or helmet and even has a headdress. I don't think it's "NAPI". I believe it represents either Leif Ericson, Eric The Red, or Thorfinn The Mighty. Not shown but to the left and up is another face, it looks like he's wearing a duck helmet (probably Eric). My Dad was Norwegian and talked about how the Vikings had visited Canada and USA long before Columbus. The depictions of Leif Ericson show him with a helmet with bird wings, the local indians may have mistook him for NAPI because of that (plus the location of this spot agrees with history of where he might have went). Whoever made this had to have the ability to fly over it, and according to the times of those mentioned that would have been in 950-1064, not millions of years ago. If all that IS true, people had the ability of flight that long ago and this spot also holds an important but lost part of Indian/Norwegian/Canadian/American history

Tours en Valencia on November 6

Wonderful pic, i wish go there!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 21, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by PPG
    • Camera: SIGMA SD9
    • Taken on 2007/05/20 18:27:23
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 15.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.50 EV
    • No flash