Percé Rock (French rocher Percé, "pierced rock") is an island and sheer rock formation in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence just off the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, Canada, near the village of Percé. It is one of the largest and most spectacular natural arches in the world.
It is a massive limestone stack 433 metres (1420 ft) long, 90 metres (296 ft) wide, and 88 metres (289 ft) at its highest point. The rock gets its name from a large 15 metre (50 ft) high arch near its seaward end.
Together with Bonaventure Island, Percé Rock is part of the provincial Parc national de l'île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé.
There were actually two arches in the rock, until the outer arch collapsed on June 17, 1845. For four hours at a time during low tide, the water recedes from a wide spit that allows the rock itself to be visited. Percé Rock is a major tourist attraction in Quebec, with picturesque views of the rock from both Percé and nearby Bonaventure Island. It contains millions of marine fossils such as trilobites, tetracoralla, brachiopods and ostracods from the Devonian period. (Wikipedia)
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selay22 (254) 2011-03-06 10:45
As a Winnipeger I feel cheated that we live so close from such beauty.
Amazing sunset, great composition, and nice POV.
Ninello52 (7237) 2011-03-06 10:53
Ho visto in altre foto questa "pierced rock", qui mi piace molto la luce del mattino, bellissimo il riverbero sul mare, bella silouette della roccia fra il mare e il cielo!
bayno (18340) 2011-11-10 9:03
Ciao All, very nice warm tones, i like the siluette of the rock and the colors of the sea, excellent framing, cheers, valter
- Copyright: AL Villa (Ladycat) (287)
- Genre: Places
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- Date Taken: 2010-07-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: CANON 40 D, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DiII
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- Date Submitted: 2011-03-06 10:36