Pancake Rocks

Pancakes for Breakfast

This was another early morning shot of The Pancake Rocks on the West Coat of the South Island of New Zealand. Its is not a surprise that most of our images are from Dawn or Dusk – this is The Golden Hour where colors emerge and shadows appear!

The Pancake Rocks are a very popular tourist goal at Dolomite Point south of the main village. The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded  limestone area where the sea bursts though a number of vertical  blowholes during high tides. Together with the ‘pancake’-layering of the limestone (created by immense pressure on alternating hard and soft layers of marine creatures and plant sediments), these form the main attraction of this spectacular geological formation.


2 responses

  1. Awesome vantage point! Thanks for the geology lesson as well … 🙂

    June 15, 2011 at 6:37 pm

  2. It’s not just a great image, it’s also a lesson in geology! Great post today, Erik. What an amazing scene here.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:14 am

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