Tuesday, August 21, 2012

flowerpot

Flowerpot Island is part of Fathom Five National Marine Park
these fantastical rock formations were created by waves pounding at the cracks in the limestone, gradually wearing away the softer lower limestone from the harder dolomite top
there used to be three of these flowerpot shaped sea stacks, but one fell down in 1903




as you come around to the other side 

of the bigger of the flowerpots, 
you can make out a face













22 comments:

Andy said...

Nature as it's way of amazing us.

Annie said...

very handsome. and look at the help they are getting with the tree root systems. at almost 110 years since that last tumble, it will be interesting to see what might happen in the next 20-30 years.

'Tsuki said...

"flower pot", hein... Un joli pour un bien beau bouquet de rocs.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Old Mother Nature is very clever when it comes to designing rock features round a coastline! Gorgeous photos!

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful and very interesting! Have a great week.
Wil, ABC Team.

RedPat said...

Wow these are fabulous! I had no idea they existed.

Roger Owen Green said...

I see the deign- power of suggestion!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

chubskulit said...

These are fantastic!

Fashionista
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

chubskulit said...

These are fantastic!

Fashionista
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Barbara said...

How fascinating - never heard of them before but they're amazing looking natural sculptures.

Halcyon said...

Amazing! Where are these?

Linnea said...

Amazing formations...they're really big too!

VioletSky said...

@Hal this is up at Tobermory at the very tip of the Bruce Peninsula about 5 hours from Toronto.

Emille said...

Love the mood in your first capture!

Hildred and Charles said...

Nature gives us some amazing formations. Great pictures.

joanne said...

really fascinating sculptures of nature....they are huge...great pix, espec. like the water color in the last...

Ann said...

I love these flowerpot formations, nature does show us some beautiful creations.
Ann

Ann said...

I love these flowerpot formations, nature does show us some beautiful creations.
Ann

Lmkazmierczak said...

Fantastic shots...glad you show people in them to get a sense of scale♫

Cheri said...

Wow, those are really cool. Fantastic rock against that beautiful water--great pics!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from ABC Wednesday, fascinating and I did spot the face. :)

Joy said...

Magnificent rock formations, they remind me of the sea stack off the coast of Scotland. Fathom Five is a great name for a national marine park, as indeed is flowerpot island. Sounds like a treasure map.

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