Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

Posted by Don Smith (California, United States) on 24 July 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

Waiting in the Auckland Airport for our flight back to San Francisco. With the International Dateline, we will get two Sunday's for the price of one! Here is an image I captured a couple days ago on the east side of the South Island. The famed Moeraki Boulders are spherical stones, each weighing several tons. Scientists explain the boulders as calcite concretions formed about 65 million years ago. According to Maori legend, the boulders are gourds washed ashore from the great voyaging canoe Araiteuru when it was wrecked upon landfall in New Zealand hundreds of years ago. Waitaki, New Zealand.

Moeraki Boulders, Waitaki, South Island, New Zealand

Sony RX10 III, 24mm, f/16, 1/10th, ISO 100, Singh-Ray LB Polarizer

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Sony DSC-RX10M3
1/8 second
F/16.0
ISO 100
39 mm (35mm equiv.)

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