Monday, December 30, 2013

Geo 365: Dec. 30, Day 364: Rainbow Rock Panorama

(Size options here) Apparently I was raising the camera a bit as I panned from north to south, hence the black fill to the lower left. If you look at this image at full-size, there's an astonishing amount of detail, but most importantly, Rainbow Rock sits on the right edge, and the triangular rock to its left is clearly the same chert. Looking between and beyond those two rocks, you can see a nice example of a tombolo, a strand of  sediment that connects a stack to the mainland, at least at low tide. The sediment accumulates here because it's largely sheltered from the energy of incoming waves. In the full-size image, on the north side of the tombolo, you can see the same person who was walking near the base of Rainbow Rock in yesterday's photo.

Regardless of the details of the lithologies here, I've always found these ocean views crammed with sea stacks appealing.

Photo unmodified. May 8, 2013. FlashEarth location.

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