This natural water feature,Bourke's Luck Potholes near the town of Graskop, Mpumalanga, marks the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon. Through countless eons the swirling whirlpools which occur as the Treur River plunges into the Blyde River caused waterborne sand and rock to grind huge, cylindrical potholes into the bedrock of the river.
The Potholes were named after a gold digger, Tom Burke, who staked a claim nearby. Although his claim did not produce a single ounce of gold, he correctly predicted that large gold deposits would be found in the area.
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emilbo (22262) 2012-05-11 8:18
Magnifique prise de vue et drôle de formation rocheuse qui est très intéressante. Une belle oeuvre de la nature. Excellente composition et qualité d'image. Le bel éclairage donne de merveilleuses couleurs.
Toutes mes félicitations et bonne fin de semaine,
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-05-11 10:10
Wow a magnificent composition with excellent textures,forms and shades. What i can say for this shot just perfect. Bravo!!!
Have a nice weekend,
PecoBud (3824) 2012-05-11 10:18
Think of how many thousands of years to took to carve this potholes, which are carved by rushing water and little rocks trapped in a rock undulation. Sweet capture May and with superb clarity and fine detail to light and colors. Excellent POV!!
TFS...........Your Friend from California......Buddy
chrisvek (7001) 2012-06-02 5:43
Wonderful shoot with very clever look.Great composition and amazing lightning and framing.Well done!
Have a nice day