Uluru/Ayers Rock

(Northern Territory, Australia, 24.12.2006)
© AJ/FJ

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swm88er

swm88er - Jan 29, 2007 11:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Now thats a cool shot!

Wow the colors are amazing! I like it!

flow

flow - Jan 30, 2007 1:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Now thats a cool shot!

thank you very much. more to come soon!

Andino

Andino - Jun 20, 2007 10:21 am - Voted 10/10

Bravo !

Brilliant colors !!

flow

flow - Jun 20, 2007 10:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Bravo !

thank you very much!
it was really nice around uluru. and we had rain in summer (december) as well, which was really something special!

TJ311

TJ311 - Jun 14, 2008 5:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome...

shot!!

flow

flow - Jun 15, 2008 1:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome...

thank you very much.

it's a awesome place!

Noondueler

Noondueler - Oct 28, 2008 7:17 pm - Voted 10/10

What a lump!

Fine shot of a geological wonder!

flow

flow - Oct 29, 2008 2:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: What a lump!

thank you.
it was a great trip to an interesting place!

paulbalegend

paulbalegend - Jan 5, 2010 3:34 pm - Hasn't voted

i

wonder if that is an glacial cirque.

paulbalegend

paulbalegend - Jan 5, 2010 3:34 pm - Hasn't voted

i

wonder if that is a glacial cirque.

RayMondo

RayMondo - Jan 17, 2010 4:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: i

Uluru is an inselberg, literally "island mountain", an isolated remnant left after the slow erosion of an original mountain range - from Wikipedia. The rock has been shaped by wind and water erosion over the millenia.

RayMondo

RayMondo - Jan 17, 2010 3:52 pm - Hasn't voted

The colour of the Rock

is due to iron oxide (rust). Before the existence of Stromatolites (cyanobacteria), there was little or no oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere. Then, over billions of years the Stomatolites did their work and brought further life to the planet. When an excess of O2 occurred, the iron was subjected to oxidation as the sandstones were formed.

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