The Cliffs ClipArt gallery provides 24 illustrations of of geological features with significant vertical, or near vertical, rock exposure. Examples in this gallery include cliffs on the coast, in mountainous regions, and along rivers.

Aust Cliff is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest adjacent to the Severn Estuary, near the village of Aust, South Gloucestershire. Its SSSI designation is due to the presence of fossil beds.

Aust Cliffe, Severn Estuary, Gloucetershire

Aust Cliff is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest adjacent to the Severn Estuary, near…

"Columnar structure in the basalt of the main sheet, south end of East Hill Cliff, near South Britain, Connecticut." -Walcott, 1901

Basalt

"Columnar structure in the basalt of the main sheet, south end of East Hill Cliff, near South Britain,…

Cape Diamond, this is a view of the spot where Montgomery was killed. The cliff is Cape Diamond, crowned with the citadel. The street at the foot of it is called Champlain, and is inhabited chiefly by a mixed population of French, Canadians, and Irish. It extends from Mountain Street south almost to Wolfe's Cove. This view is from Champlain Street, a few rods south of <em>Pres de Ville</em>, looking north. High upon the rocks Alfred Hawkins, Esq., of Quebec, has placed a board with this inscription: "Here Major-General Montgomery Fell, December 31st, 1775."

Cape Diamond

Cape Diamond, this is a view of the spot where Montgomery was killed. The cliff is Cape Diamond, crowned…

A castle on the Rhine in Germany.

Castle

A castle on the Rhine in Germany.

An illustration of Cathedral Rock located near Niagara Falls.

Cathedral Rock

An illustration of Cathedral Rock located near Niagara Falls.

An illustration of a cliff located in the Adirondacks.

Cliff

An illustration of a cliff located in the Adirondacks.

An illustration of a tall cliff with a stair case sprawling up the side.

Cliff

An illustration of a tall cliff with a stair case sprawling up the side.

A cliff is a slope perpendicular to a raised section of land.

Cliff

A cliff is a slope perpendicular to a raised section of land.

An illustration of a cliff over looking the Tugaloo river. The Tugaloo River is a short river bordering Georgia and South Carolina. It is fed by the Tallulah River and the Chattooga River.

Cliff overlooking Tugaloo River

An illustration of a cliff over looking the Tugaloo river. The Tugaloo River is a short river bordering…

"While treading on our course this earthly ball, / We often stumble, and we sometimes fall: / 'Get above others.' says human nature, / But if we get too high, the fall is greater. / He that would 'scape great dangers far and nigh, / Will lowly walk, and will not climb too high."—Barber, 1857

Climb Not Too High, Lest the Fall be Greater

"While treading on our course this earthly ball, / We often stumble, and we sometimes fall: / 'Get above…

Contour lines.

Contours

Contour lines.

A Cuesta is a scarped ridge formed when one slope is steep and the other gentle, if one slope is a dip slope.

Cuesta

A Cuesta is a scarped ridge formed when one slope is steep and the other gentle, if one slope is a dip…

"The Tomb of Darius, cut in the cliff at Nakshi Rustam, near Persepolis." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Darius

"The Tomb of Darius, cut in the cliff at Nakshi Rustam, near Persepolis." — The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

A man is gathering Murre's eggs from their nesting cliff. Birds lay single eggs and eggs are elongated and cone shaped.

Murre's Eggs

A man is gathering Murre's eggs from their nesting cliff. Birds lay single eggs and eggs are elongated…

This illustration shows a cliff, having its lower layers near the level of low tide, extending out as a platform a hundred yards wide.

Erosion

This illustration shows a cliff, having its lower layers near the level of low tide, extending out as…

Harlech Castle, located in Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales, is a concentric castle, constructed atop a cliff close to the Irish Sea. Architecturally, it is particularly notable for its massive gatehouse. Built by King Edward I during his conquest of Wales, the castle was subject to several assaults and sieges during its period of active use as a fortification. The seven-year siege of the castle, during the War of the Roses, has been memorialised in the famous song, "Men of Harlech".

Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle, located in Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales, is a concentric castle, constructed atop a cliff…

Kailash Temple, also Kailasanatha Temple or Kylas Temple, is one of the 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, that were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff in the complex located at Ellora, Maharashtra, India, and represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. It was carved out of one single rock. The Kailash Temple is notable for its vertical excavation — carvers started at the top of the original rock, and excavated downward, exhuming the temple out of the existing rock. The traditional methods were rigidly followed by the master architect which could not have been achieved by excavating from the front.

Kailash Temple

Kailash Temple, also Kailasanatha Temple or Kylas Temple, is one of the 34 monasteries and temples,…

A raised area of land, flat like a table at the top. In America, they are called Mesas (Spanish for Table).

Mesa (Land Form)

A raised area of land, flat like a table at the top. In America, they are called Mesas (Spanish for…

"See here a man who doth true courage lack, / He flies apace - a wolf is on his track: / Nearer he comes - the man doth swifter flee; / The verge he gains; he leaps into the sea: / Out of one danger into one more great, / The foolish creature finds his certain fate."—Barber, 1857

Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire

"See here a man who doth true courage lack, / He flies apace - a wolf is on his track: / Nearer he comes…

A band on six pirates on the beach.

Pirates

A band on six pirates on the beach.

An illustration of a pictorial banner with a ship near a castle on a cliff.

Ship Near Cliff with Castle Banner

An illustration of a pictorial banner with a ship near a castle on a cliff.

Historically, the name referred to a large shelf of rock which jutted out from the Canadian shore, located just north of the present observation and commercial complex. Revealed in the mid-1700s as the Horseshoe Falls receded, Table rock was the first major vantage point for tourists of the early and mid-1800s. In 1818 the first part of the rock collapsed, followed by minor rock falls in 1828 and 1829. The most notable rock fall occurred in July, 1850, wen roughly one-third of the point collapsed into the Niagara Gorge.

Table Rock

Historically, the name referred to a large shelf of rock which jutted out from the Canadian shore, located…

"Waves act like a horizontal saw which makes a wide cut into the land, extending above and below the level of still water. The portion of the land above the cut breaks away and forms a sea cliff, along the foot of which stretches a level of gently sloping submerged platform or wave-cut terrace." -Dryer, 1901

Wave-Cut Terrace

"Waves act like a horizontal saw which makes a wide cut into the land, extending above and below the…

"We see here a towering cliff belonging to a mountainous range which rises like a wall, or barrier, between the neighboring portions of the same country. The inhabitants desire very much to have a free communication with each other, but there is a mountain barrier which it is extremely difficult to get over, or around; they, therefore, determine to go through it. The human will brings to its aid the powerful elements of fire and water. Gunpowder and the steam-engine work wonders - they force a way through the solid rock. The iron railway is made, and the traveler, instead of toiling through long tedious hours over a mountain pathway, in a few moments, while in an easy chair, finds himself on the other side."—Barber, 1857

Where there is a Will, there is a Way

"We see here a towering cliff belonging to a mountainous range which rises like a wall, or barrier,…