Pancake Rocks

At Dolomite Point near Punakaiki, on the north west coast of the south island in New Zealand - looks nice on black if you have the time.

The foundations of the Pancake Rocks were formed 30 million years ago when minute fragments of dead marine creatures and plants landed on the seabed about 2 km below the surface. Immense water pressure caused them to solidify into layers of more resistant limestone and softer, thin, mud-rich layers. Gradually seismic action lifted the limestone above the seabed where water, wind and salt spray eroded the softer layers leaving a "pancake" like stack of harder limestone.

This was taken on our trip to New Zealand 12 months ago....a fascinating natural wonder to see & well worth the 40 minute drive from Greymouth just to see them.

Another of my favourite older shots for my "Wind-Back Wednesday" theme :)
Wonderful shot Leggzy!!
posted November 9th, 2016  
Beautiful rock formations and misty scene fav!
posted November 9th, 2016  
Amazing rock formations, what a fabulous shot.
posted November 9th, 2016  
Fascinating rock formations :)
posted November 9th, 2016  
This is amazing! Definitely on my to do list on a visit to NZ :) fav
posted November 9th, 2016  
Lovely capture - amazing what nature has given the planet! Fav
posted November 9th, 2016  
Interesting rock formation!
posted November 9th, 2016  
What an amazing landscape, great shot!
posted November 9th, 2016  
Nice scenery
posted November 9th, 2016  
Stunning
posted November 9th, 2016  
Wonderful textures lines and views, fav
posted November 9th, 2016  
Amazing landscape, so dramatic!
posted November 9th, 2016  
I love all of the different layers and textures in this shot.
posted November 9th, 2016  
Wonderful capture fav
posted November 9th, 2016  
Amazing landscape and beautiful capture!
posted November 10th, 2016  
Yes, this is a magic place.
posted November 10th, 2016  
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