Friday, September 19, 2014

Not A Pink Floyd Album Cover

...but a Moeraki Boulder

Koekohe Beach
 Otago, NZ


Parm said...

Now, those boulders just sit there, having been exposed and unearthed (unbeached?) over time by the washing waves, right? But this picture looks more like high-speed photography of a ball dropping into water. Is this a shot of something more normal, and if so, what the heck is the vantage point? The background suggests standing on the beach and looking out towards the sea (at high tide or at least not low tide?).

Willard "Fake Storm Thorgerson" Biscult said...

My understanding is that these large concretions were, as you suggest, unearthed over time by wave action and beach erosion. There are a whole bunch of these things scattered up and down the beach in a nature preserve.

This particular boulder sat in a shallow basin which created a mini-reflective pool around it. I happened to be there at the right time in the morning at low tide and not a breath of wind to stir up any ripples.

Parm said...

Wow. Very nice! The more I look at it, the more there is to admire and wonder at. Pink Floyd should be so lucky to have such an album cover.