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The Petrified Forest

Photographic Prints

Michael John

Oatley, Australia

Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 6.9"
Medium 18.0" x 10.3"
Large 24.0" x 13.8"
X large 30.0" x 17.2"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth


Artist's Description

This surreal landscape, known as the ‘petrified forest’, looks like a forest of tree roots turned into rock.
It was long believed that this petrified forest was formed when an ancient forest of Moonah trees was smothered by a large sand dune. Water seeping through the sand formed a crust of sandstone on the outside of the trunks, decaying the organic matter, leaving behind large petrified trunks.
A more recent theory suggests that they are hollow tubes of limestone, eroded as a result of millions of years of rainfall.
Cape Bridgewater, Victoria, Australia.
Mamiya ZM film camera, as is.

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The World As We See It – Mar 2011

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