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Weathered “boulder” – these boulders are not conventional weather-worn rock, but were formed by concretion around some seed object. In fact, their origin has been linked to marine reptiles of the Jurassic period. These boulders erode from the inside out.
Shag Point (Matakaea), South Island, New Zealand

(ref fotoWERNER 3H1002.8816)
Nikon D300 | Nikon 12-24DX @ 13mm | CP filter
1/125s f/22 ISO640
Featured in Volcanoes, Earths Geology, Atmosphere (13 March 2010)


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  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonover 4 years ago

    Totally fantastic! Excellent composition! Great work!

  • Thankyou Brendan – very kind of you

    – Werner Padarin

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago


  • thanks Bobby – yes, they are quite amazing

    – Werner Padarin

  • Gouzelka
    Gouzelkaover 4 years ago

    Great image!

  • thanks Gouzelka – it’s certainly quite an interesting structure

    – Werner Padarin

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