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Karst Your Eye

By MalcolmS  
Karst landforms are generally the result of mildly acidic water acting on soluble bedrock such as limestone or dolostone. The carbonic acid that causes these features is formed as rain passes through the atmosphere picking up CO2, which dissolves in the water.
This mildly acidic water begins to dissolve the surface and any fractures or bedding planes in the limestone bedrock. Over time these fractures enlarge as the bedrock continues to dissolve. Openings in the rock increase in size, and an underground drainage system begins to develop, allowing more water to pass through and accelerating the formation of underground karst features.
As quite often happened the mist prevented the best shots but this gives an idea of this alien landscape from a higher viewpoint than those taken on the River Li.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Landscape and travel Guilin Karsts Guangxi zhuang autonomous region

Voters: Fearniespurs, goodone, twainey and 43 more


twainey 12 4 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 6:38PM
Love the depth to this image..........................Trev
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 6:40PM
Oh Malcom..this is just heavenly, literally ! An exquisite capture of such a beautiful place and thank you for all the information.
jdenman 12 19 5 Spain
19 Jan 2009 6:42PM
Amazing looking landscape, very well captured.
albinoni 12 6 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 6:45PM
This is evocotive of sort of place i would like to wake up to tomorrow morning and watch the sunrise!
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
19 Jan 2009 6:49PM
The layering of the features in this image is splendid-- The sharp foreground working well against the stacked Karsts and the horizon-- All working tog, exceptionally well!
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 12 Wales
19 Jan 2009 6:51PM
Excellent image must be fantastic to view this Mal.
chase Plus
15 1.9k 482 England
19 Jan 2009 6:53PM
Wow,what a place Malcolm,love the natural layers fading into the bg.
Nettles 13 England
19 Jan 2009 6:58PM
I spent over a week in Guilin 11 years ago (pre western tourist time), unfortunately before I was into photography.
A wonderful reminder of a magical place.
SRC15 12 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 7:00PM
wow, Gorgeous View

paulb20 Plus
14 12 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 7:03PM
Fabulous view Malcolm.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2294 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 7:19PM
Love the three different layers in this, each one distinct and separate.
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
19 Jan 2009 8:53PM
Superb image of a magical landscape, Malcolm. Ron.
Sus 16 3.2k 9 England
19 Jan 2009 9:14PM
The mist here makes the picture.

I like the writeup but its giving me nasty flashbacks of geography field trips! Not to china I hasten to add, good old river ribble in yorkshire.
Glynn Plus
14 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 10:31PM
Love the Hues Malcolm. Quite a stunning place by the looks of it.

Hope you are on the mend young sir.
GillyB Plus
15 317 8 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 11:50PM
Lovely subtle tones and shades here Malcolm.

C_Daniels Plus
15 399 10 England
20 Jan 2009 4:00PM
Fabulous/interesting picture and information Malcolm,
20 Jan 2009 6:21PM
Fabulous shot, I must have missed this yesterday.
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
20 Jan 2009 9:41PM
this scene in itself was worth going all that way Malcom ( not that the others shots you've shown are any less of course ) in my humble opinion
Dotrob 15 Wales
21 Jan 2009 11:09PM
Super landscape and information.
firzhugh 15 13 New Zealand
22 Jan 2009 11:33PM
stunning landscape
Pegon 15 78 1 England
25 Jan 2009 10:41PM
A beauty Malcolm.

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