Picture taken in El Torcal de Antequera located south of the city of Antequera in Andalucia.
In thirst place you can see an ammonite (size of my hand), it means that a long time ago this mountain was under water!
This place is an splendid and typical example of karst,a karst is a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks like limestone, dolomite or gypsum.
I know the picture is not extraordinary, but I wanted to share because this place is really nice. I think this picture would have been better with a great angle and a nice weather!
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Antipodean (1658) 2013-12-04 14:55
Kia ora Marie (greetings from New Zealand),
You have an interesting picture here. You have obviously focused on the ammonite in the foreground but have used the right f-stop as the karst formations in the background are in focus to good effect. The rather sombre day adds to the 'mystique' of the shot. A sunny day would increase the contrasts between light & shadows & I feel that would detract from the picture. It is fine as is! Cheers, Neil
Rafer (16421) 2013-12-04 22:34
Interestig shot of the Torcal..Very good the inclusion of the fossil. Greetings Marie
Mics (892) 2013-12-05 2:03
I find this one very interesting :-) You're very lucky to be able to see this place and take pictures of it. Great image indeed that tells us that our planet was underwater for so many years. I've also been to a place here in the Philippines where this cave located in high elevation has fossilized shells on it. Amazing.:-) Thanks for sharing this to us.
Have a nice day!
holmertz (49038) 2013-12-05 9:04
I am not sure what would constitute an "extraordinary" picture. This one is good enough for me, showing a very peculiar and interesting natural scenery, including the ammonite which looks like something left behind by an ancient civilization. You put it very nicely in the foreground. The karst rocks form a fascinating pattern.
- Copyright: Marie Paule (ooMarieoo) (75)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 550D, Canon EF-S 18-55 IS f3.5:5.6
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-04 14:37