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Hunstanton Cliffs - Norfolk

By PhilT2
A favourite location in Norfolk. I think the cliffs are magnificent.
The lower band of brown is Carrstone which is formed from Sandstone and iron oxide. The upper two bands of red and white are Limestone Chalk. The red colour is caused by iron staining.
Unfortunately these cliffs are being eroded by the action of the sea and rockfalls are frequent. This exposes many fossils. The fallen rocks are regularly collected and piled up against the cliff base to slow down this erosion.

My thanks to Tom for his award on my sleeping leopard

Tags: Norfolk Cliffs Hunstanton Landscape and travel

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Love this place too. Nice image.

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Tooma Plus
3 1.8k 2 Scotland
12 Mar 2019 12:35PM
They are great looking cliffs, Phil, especially with that rich brick colour. See you shot a shooter too. Smile
12 Mar 2019 12:43PM
Great image
mac Plus
17 1 Scotland
12 Mar 2019 1:24PM
Interesting geology lesson and the bands of colour make for an interesting picture
Superb image
Canonshots 8 196 13 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2019 1:43PM
On a clear day if you look across the Wash from there you can see Skegness. Butlins and Fantasy Island can both be seen clearly. But few people bother to look in that direction, the cliffs are so much more interesting.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
12 Mar 2019 2:44PM
Fantastic cliffs. Lets hope erosion can be kept to a minimum.
Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2019 3:12PM
Cliffs like cake Smile
richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
12 Mar 2019 4:48PM
Nice exposure to show the geology off very well Phil.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
12 Mar 2019 4:55PM
Wonderful 'geological' shot 😀
12 Mar 2019 8:02PM
Stunning image, Phil.
Your narrative adds great context.
12 Mar 2019 10:24PM
A fine capture, Phil and an interesting and informative narrative.

RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
13 Mar 2019 8:59AM
The evidence of cliff erosion is so obvious here, and what an interesting shot it is from the geological viewpoint.
14 Mar 2019 11:12PM
Indeed a a beautiful layer of colour in these cliffs . Fossil hunters take note !
Cheers Walt

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