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First of all id like to thank colleen and holmewood for the awards on my previous photo. thank you very much.

Over 2500 million years ago, where i am standing to take this photo was the sea floor. layers of silica (white and red) and iron oxide with silica (dark grey) built up over time, squeezing out the water to form tough, well-bedded rock. colliding continental plates caused these rocks to buckle and develop numerous vertical cracks before being lifted up to form dry land.
Erosion over millions of years has sculptured the rocks you see into the present landscape.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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sawsengee 15 6 40 Malaysia
22 Jun 2015 7:03AM
Lovely water hole wedged in between those sun-bake rocks with welcoming water reflection & deep shadow casts......I remember seeing these pleasure spots when I visited Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges during my study days in Adelaide Uni. Smile
22 Jun 2015 7:05AM
Great capture,love the colours and tones on the rock face and the reflection on the water,great landscape and good work.

22 Jun 2015 8:19AM
A rugged and very dramatic landscape, well photographed, Bernie.

fotobee 8 4 3 South Africa
22 Jun 2015 9:21AM
A very dramatic, dry landscape, Bernie. Are all the water holes as deep as this? Regards Martin
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
22 Jun 2015 9:26AM
That is so old...great narrative...such a beautiful landscape shot
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
22 Jun 2015 9:53AM
Great image Bernie. A cracking good shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2015 10:02AM
A fascinating and colourful place.Smile

IainHamer Plus
16 22 5 England
22 Jun 2015 10:16AM
Dramatic image of this shaded water hole with loads of colour and texture


digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
22 Jun 2015 10:36AM
great rugged rock formations love the colour and textures fine capture

tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2015 10:39AM
A fine image from a wonderful country Bernie

I will probably never have the chance now to visit

Pejadee 6 4 Spain
22 Jun 2015 11:08AM
Stunning reflections and great coloursGrin
22 Jun 2015 11:36AM
good story well taken
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
22 Jun 2015 12:08PM
Amazing dramatic landscape, such stunning colours in the rocks Smile
Trev Smile
Bantu 8 7 1 India
22 Jun 2015 1:33PM
Beautiful capture with explaination.

22 Jun 2015 1:49PM
Very nicely composed Bernie, a lovely scene to Photograph and no doubt, a lovely place to be.

xwang 12 56 8
22 Jun 2015 1:53PM
Interesting landscape.. the colour is fantastic.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
22 Jun 2015 3:58PM
It's amazing what erosion can do, Bernie, super image.
22 Jun 2015 4:26PM
Great capture colours and tones
22 Jun 2015 5:05PM
This is such a dramatic image love it
danbrann 17 640 17
22 Jun 2015 5:17PM
Such great rock formation made very dramatic over the years
22 Jun 2015 6:10PM
Wonderfully photographed Bernie, such great rock formations with the lovely red colour, great lead in too.

Patty xGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
faulknerstv 17 421 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2015 6:49PM
A well detailed shot, nice work
22 Jun 2015 9:50PM
Super shot Bernie. Love the reflection. Cathy
richmowil Plus
12 465 2 England
22 Jun 2015 10:07PM
Very nice image! I like it a lot.
22 Jun 2015 11:03PM
Stunning landscape Bernie

22 Jun 2015 11:19PM
Brilliant landscape Bernie with great reflections..Lin
23 Jun 2015 2:52AM
Truly a great capture. Well done Bernie.
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
23 Jun 2015 6:20PM
A Natures Brick work.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
23 Jun 2015 8:54PM
A great tough landscape

morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2015 2:35AM
Fabulous shot I love the reflections

KingBee Plus
15 554 2 Scotland
24 Jun 2015 8:35AM
Lovely image, great write-up.

24 Jun 2015 9:49AM
A very interesting narrative to accompany this great image
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2015 10:16AM
a great shot Bernie with the reflection as well
gss 7 1 Romania
24 Jun 2015 10:30AM
A picture taken over 2500 million years ago !!!!!! wowGrinGrinGrin
Very nice place
hasslebladuk 12 1 6 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2015 2:39PM
Great shot
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2015 10:38PM
The history of the world in one image, well taken.Smile

Kim Walton 18 145 30 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2015 11:47PM
Try cropping the top out of the image mate,that sky does nothing for the image.
ukgubbi 10 5 India
25 Jun 2015 4:31AM
Beautiful shot. Love the info
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
25 Jun 2015 5:59AM
a very dramatic landscape...beautiful
mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
25 Jun 2015 7:20AM
Super capture, a very colourful and interesting landscape.

NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
25 Jun 2015 9:01AM
It is great to have a guided tour of Australia, I would love to have seen it with my own eyes but probably never will now.
liarsdance 7 633 2 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2015 9:18AM
Amazing scenery!
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
25 Jun 2015 2:20PM

Quote:Very nicely composed Bernie, a lovely scene to Photograph and no doubt, a lovely place to be.


I do agree with John, Bernie.
MaryFaith 7 59 New Zealand
26 Jun 2015 4:34AM
Amazing rocks Britchie - great colour and texture and nice reflections Smile

emit1 9 2 United States
26 Jun 2015 8:02AM
Great photo from top to bottom. Thank you!
A Booth 19 11 4 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2015 3:30PM
nicely composed image, well exposed for the reflection detail.
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2015 5:16PM
Superb !!!!!

Ali GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2015 7:58PM
Love to see the red reflected in the water...
A wonderful shot Bernie!
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2015 2:29AM
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
28 Jun 2015 7:36AM
Very beautiful colours and reflections , Britchie ! --- Jukka.
DonMc 13 4 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2015 8:31PM
Another brilliant image of Australian unique and rugged beauty Bernie!SmileSmileSmile
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2015 9:19AM
thats my Oz...
you capture it so well
Drighlynne 10 131 1 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2015 9:57AM
Great shot, excellent detail and colours.
tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2015 11:44AM
Most inviting water. Well presented Bernie.
29 Jun 2015 8:44PM
Superb image, Bernie. Great POV, comp & reflection.
Interesting narrative that adds great context.

tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
2 Jul 2015 7:08AM
Rare and original places to discover. This looks so good. Wonder what kinds of lizards and skinks one could find here. TG
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
2 Jul 2015 7:14AM
A very dramatic bit of the land, so interesting geologically as the stratified sedimentary layers in the rocks show up so beautifully.
Exposure well handled as there are bright sunlit areas and others in deeper shadow, yet good detail in all parts.
2 Jul 2015 11:00AM
ace view
avacreates 10 448 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2015 3:59AM
fabulous composition and love the narration - so fascinating is this world we call planet earth
Haven't been to WA yet - I must go.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
3 Jul 2015 6:32AM
Like a great Chocolate & cream layer cake Bernie . A fine photo .

Thanks for the interesting history of these rocks
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2015 4:53PM
Very interesting and informative narrative and a superb image of this beautiful waterhole, lovely composition , colour and detail.
8 Jul 2015 6:12PM
Super landscape & reflections & great info, Bernie
10 Jul 2015 7:17AM
What a stunning image , so beautiful
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
20 Jul 2015 4:58AM
amazing detail and tones. Yes that is the colour range of WA.. great memories.
tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
22 Feb 2016 3:41AM
Lots of dry zones in your land but you are a survivor. You know all the water zones so you will always know where best to go to beat the dryness. TG
abeeror2 9 23 Australia
19 Dec 2016 8:33PM
Lance_B 8 3 Australia
10 Feb 2019 12:40AM
Great composition, great colours!
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
7 May 2019 1:58PM
Some really fine reflections and nice colors you have captured here Britchie. If you had avoid the the white sky here it could have been really good.

Arne Smile

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