Post by George J. Haas on Jul 3, 2020 12:18:43 GMT -5
After Neville Thompson posted his fine enhancement of a Mars Curiosity Rover image labeled Sol 2795 on June 24, 2020, independent Mars researcher Martine Grainey quickly noticed a giant 33ft high geoglyph of a bird etched within the side of Bloodstone Hill. She posted a crop of the formation on her Facebook on the same day (Figure 1).
The full figured formation is presented in profile and possibly depicts a cardinal. Notice its find detail includes an avian-shaped head with an eye, a small crest and blunt beak. The main body has a highly textured, folded wing, a long set of tail feathers and a clawed foot.
Post by williamsaunders on Jul 7, 2020 22:38:36 GMT -5
George, where you see a bird, I see a partial winged human. There is a lot going on in this area that is not natural formation. Much of the artistry is done by using shapes such as those you see all around the cardinals beak. I would really like to see a higher resolution image of this area. The cardinal's crest juts out appearing to cast a small shadow. The design and placement of the bird's eye, beak, hood and crest are very catching. Nice find by Martine.