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Beautiful Geology


Beautiful Geology
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Copyright: Natasja van der Linde (Bokkie) (28)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013
Categories: Bushveld, Savannah
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-11 0:39
Viewed: 1859
Points: 6
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This is a beautiful tor in Mpumalanga. Tor-a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill, the formation of a tor occurs naturally trough chemical disinegration and erosion that at first forms little cracks in the rock mass, further erosion and disintegration will eventually transform the rock mass into a pile of isolated rocks that simply apear to be stacked on top of eachother.

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Hello Natasja
Another superb picture with strong composition.
Great PoV you chose to shoot this superb image.
Clarity and colour is also good.
Best wishes,Beste wense,
Samiran

Hallo Natasja
This is a GREAT image, which deserves a place in some kind of Geological book or magazine.

What is Trek Nature's aim? To share nature through photography, and you have done just that! You shared a pile of rocks, but not just any rocks. Rocks that have been piled on top of each other for years. Your image has lots of educational value to it and I am sure Neels Gunter would appreciate this image, and I am sure to many others too as we learned something new about nature through your lens.

Thanks for sharing this image, as well as the relevant information about it. Best regards.
Anna

Hello Natasha,
Very few real geological images are uploaded here and it is always a pleasure to see one. Do you know what rock type this is? It does not quite seem like dolerite - or is it? It being from Mpumalanga, could be any of a variety of igneous, even metamorphic, rocks. Tors of dolerite are particularly impressive in the area around Cradock here in the Eastern Cape. Thank you for sharing this image with us. The POV is very good. Best wishes. Neels

PS: Perhaps you would like to visit the rest of my "From Ice to Fire" series. Very soon now I will be making a 1000 Km round trip to get the images I still need to complete the series which, hopefully, will culminate in a roadside geology booklet.

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