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Murphy's Hay Stacks South Australia

Murphy's hay stacks were weathered and sculpted into their present form about 100,000 years ago. Geologists say the Hay Stacks are composed of pink granite from the Hiltaba suite of rocks which were laid down some 1500 million years ago. Amazingly these beautiful pink granite's were formed at a depth of 7 to 10 kilometres below the earths surface. Today when we look at Murphy's Hay Stacks we see these Hiltaba granite's exposed on the surface. Clearly a very great deal of erosion has occurred since the granite's formation.

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Tags: South australia Landscape and travel

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annettep38 9 219 42 Germany
14 Mar 2016 6:09AM
Oh I remeber that! what a fine place.
You have found a really great perspective.
ColleenA Plus
8 456 7 Australia
14 Mar 2016 6:26AM
Another thing I still want to see in Australia. ...great shot Bernie
14 Mar 2016 6:57AM
Great image Bernie, love the colours and the shapes.
Regards David
14 Mar 2016 7:07AM
An amazing natural phenomenon, superbly photographed, Bernie.

Bantu 7 7 1 India
14 Mar 2016 7:20AM
A great capture my friend.

14 Mar 2016 7:31AM
Interesting and well documented image Bernie.
14 Mar 2016 7:55AM
An amazing image with an amazing piece of info Bernie, great stuff mate.

John Smile
11 10 10 England
14 Mar 2016 8:05AM
Quite amazing Bernie - thanks for the info.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
14 Mar 2016 8:10AM
An amazing natural 'work of art', Bernie.
BrianSS 13 408 40 England
14 Mar 2016 8:52AM
Murphy's Hay Stacks were sculpted into their present form about 100,000 years ago.not 1000,000 years ago !
14 Mar 2016 9:25AM
Wonderful info and image here Bernie, thanks for sharing, it looks an amazing place!!

Dave Wink
14 Mar 2016 9:27AM
Excellent image and they do look like haystacks. Lovely colour too.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2016 9:55AM
How very interesting and so very well observed, exposed, composed and captured.

Thanks for sharing Bernie

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
fotobee Plus
7 4 3 South Africa
14 Mar 2016 10:07AM
Hi Bernie. Not only erosion caused them, but upward movement of the tectonic plates exposed them as well. Absolutely beautiful photo ! Regards Martin
brian17302 8 2 13 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2016 10:11AM
Excellent image Bernie well captured
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
14 Mar 2016 10:31AM
Interesting intro to explain the formations here, Bernie: very well captured image.
14 Mar 2016 11:01AM
good image and narrative to explain how it all comes about great structures

Happy New Week
4 31 1 United States
14 Mar 2016 12:22PM
Great pictures of rather unusual looking natural structures!
Thanks for posting them.
rgg 9 11 United States
14 Mar 2016 12:52PM
Well done.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2016 1:10PM
I'd love to see those!
You are a great ambassador to the beauty of Australia! Grin
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2016 1:24PM
What a great looking natural art work Bernie so well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
14 Mar 2016 2:05PM
Amazing, and how unusual! Great shot, Bernie Smile
Trev Smile
danbrann 16 640 17
14 Mar 2016 2:14PM
A tremendous Scene to greet the photographer but how well you have photographed it.
very Interesting Grin
prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
14 Mar 2016 2:57PM
I would have named them Mushrooms . Excellent image
14 Mar 2016 3:05PM
Wonderful image
14 Mar 2016 3:23PM
These are wonderful rock formations, how interesting, super colours Bernie, against the blue blue sky

Patty XSmileSmileSmile
exposure Plus
16 6.0k England
14 Mar 2016 3:37PM
Lovely rock detail,Light & colour Bernie & write up.
14 Mar 2016 3:52PM
Wonderful image Bernie and an interesting write up..Lin
accipiter 10 61 England
14 Mar 2016 5:02PM
A great image and a fabulous recent series. Interesting and concise write ups as well. fine work Bernie. A
JawDborn 8 1.3k 1 England
14 Mar 2016 6:25PM
Fascinating image and commentary, Bernie. Many thanks.

Interesting description.

14 Mar 2016 10:11PM
Wow Bernie how amazing. Cathy
Great shapes great shot. Well done Bernie.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2016 10:17AM
powerful image
and thanks for your write up
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
15 Mar 2016 11:26AM

thanks for the UA WinkWinkWink

15 Mar 2016 2:15PM
Very strange formations. Great captures , Bernie , never seen before ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
carper123 Plus
8 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2016 4:02PM
So interesting, Bernie, and a great image, nice one.
Darryl Smile
gss 6 1 Romania
15 Mar 2016 10:01PM
Surreal landscape. Congratulations, a fantastic shot!
16 Mar 2016 2:21AM
spectacular Bernie!!!
It's hard to believe such beautiful formation is a result of natural act...well done! Smile
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
16 Mar 2016 7:06AM
Nice capture, remarkable rock formations.

nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
16 Mar 2016 10:08AM
Amazing phenomena, Bernie. Thanks for sharing.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2016 3:52PM
such unusual rock formations Bernie, and we needed your very
informative write up.. thank you
well captured
16 Mar 2016 9:42PM
A window on the amazing natural wonders of Australia Bernie.

Thanks for bringing them to us.

Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
16 Mar 2016 10:26PM
Really first class detail, an excellent picture.
xwang 11 56 8
16 Mar 2016 11:45PM
Amazing landscape..
ukgubbi 8 5 India
17 Mar 2016 7:05AM
Intriguing shapes. Nature's creation, well presented.
ginz04 16 281 20 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2016 6:19PM
excellent picture of these odd structures
17 Mar 2016 8:39PM
Very interesting image of these geological monoliths.
20 Mar 2016 7:18AM
Really outstanding !
BarbaraR 14 712 1 England
20 Mar 2016 4:01PM
Super shot of this fascinating ancient geology.

jocas 5 6 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2016 7:38PM
wow. superb image and interesting narrative. GrinGrin
23 Mar 2016 11:49PM
Great natural sculpture, excellently captured!!
af1 7 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2016 10:47AM
Hi what great looking rocks love the Title have a great looking portfolio...SmileSmileSmileSmile
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
31 Mar 2016 1:59AM
Great capture and perspective , wonderful colours Smile
tonyguitar 8 77 37 Canada
8 Apr 2016 7:10AM
More evidence of magic that our globe performs deep out of sight at first and then comes to light to make us wonder. What an unusual sight. You present these very well Bernie. TG
Stunning location image.
tonyguitar 8 77 37 Canada
25 Jun 2017 6:14PM
Seem like bullards for mooring the ships of giants. TG
Saastad Plus
1 16 6 Norway
2 May 2019 2:23PM
Lovely red Stones agains the blue sky is really nice!!!

Arne Smile

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