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I liked the glow on the wet sand as the sun set in Punakaiki, home of the Pancake Rocks. 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.

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  • Copyright: Howard Goldberg (xtxhoward) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 144] (455)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2015-04-25
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/2.2
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-05-06 8:47
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