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CATHEDRAL GORGE_PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK #11

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These strange shapes climbing the dome in this magnificent landscape are not statues created by some conceptual artist. Tiny spinifex termites built those amazing structures using soil cemented with their own excreta.

The mound provides protection for the termite colony from the sun, rain and flood. It is also a storehouse for plant fibre which is their staple diet.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Sep 2011 - 12:58 PM
Focal Length:16mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:CATHEDRAL GORGE_PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK #11
Username:JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
Uploaded:20 Apr 2012 - 12:40 PM
Tags:Australia, BUNGLE BUNGLE RANGE, CATHEDRAL GORGE, EAST KIMBERLEY, Landscape / travel, ORD REGION, Purnululu national park, TERMITES MOUNDS, Western australia
Votes:17
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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 12:45 PM

Amazing nature Jean, excellent set of images giving us an insight to this harsh land.
Ron.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 12:51 PM

Isn't nature wonderful, a really interesting set of images. - gary

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 12:51 PM

never saw this part of Australia.. amazing place

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 1:38 PM

It's amazing to think that small termites can build a mound so tall Smile. Well captured and most interesting image, Jean-Noel. Carol

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 2:49 PM

I've seen quite a few on flat ground with soil, but on the hill/cliff side with a rock base - amazing... and very well captured.

Dave

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
20 Apr 2012 - 4:00 PM

Amazing little creatures. Well captured shots. Moira

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
20 Apr 2012 - 4:45 PM

Wonderful set of images, the colours and tones are excellent.

Len

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 5:43 PM

Amazing Nature JN and captured so well. Colourful but very harsh enviroment I think.
Joan.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
21 Apr 2012 - 10:58 AM

Great pictures of this interesting landscape

Peter

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
23 Apr 2012 - 8:47 AM

A top serie and so well taken +++++
Cor.

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