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Pounding Surf

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 7 October 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

Some have asked if these formations break as they get worn away by erosion. Please note the sizable broken piece to the left of the main formation here. In the end, gravity wins.

Devil's Fire
Part of The Great American West series.

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Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

There's something quite alien about this landscape. This is really an amazing set of images.

7 Oct 2010 6:13am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

c'est toujours magique ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

7 Oct 2010 7:23am

Florence from Paris, France

View from this side, it looks a cat or a lion.
It must really be enjoyable to look at them... so many shapes, forms to discover.

7 Oct 2010 8:29am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

One's imagination is the end to these beautiful shapes.. you can see so many things once you start stare at them. Beautiful work of nature, and great photography from you.

7 Oct 2010 8:39am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

I like how the clouds echo the rocks ^^

7 Oct 2010 8:48am

dideban from mashhad, Iran

So beautiful photos

7 Oct 2010 9:07am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Nature has created many strange forms, thank you for making me discover these wonders. Good day.

7 Oct 2010 9:30am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Gravity? No, I think it's the rain?! Maybe wind? ;)

7 Oct 2010 11:04am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very interesting shot :)

7 Oct 2010 11:32am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice one ;)

7 Oct 2010 11:49am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

To discover these places every day is a magic stroll

7 Oct 2010 11:59am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

oh, i c it.

7 Oct 2010 12:16pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

very impressive shot

7 Oct 2010 12:42pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot!
Can see the broken piece...very interesting...

7 Oct 2010 1:06pm

Marleen from Netherlands

So, they change shapes in time.....!
I wonder if the stone feels smooth? (Looks very 'polished' on some parts)

7 Oct 2010 1:12pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

This is so full of life and energy... great impact on the mind! As always, the interplay of wonderful light and colors makes this a great appeal! Another fantastic find and composition Steve!:-)

7 Oct 2010 3:26pm

Irene from France

So impressive ! I love the tones

7 Oct 2010 6:08pm

Arco-Íris from Leiria, Portugal

Love the soft colors.

7 Oct 2010 8:46pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Lovely textures and lines. Beautiful colours as well

7 Oct 2010 8:51pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I couldn't help but see the profile of a face and neck in the formation on the right. The salt stains do a great job of highlighting the "squiggly" lines on the surface.

8 Oct 2010 1:38am

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is just beautiful :)

8 Oct 2010 1:47am

Kala from United States

Gorgeous light and colors. I could photograph that all day long.

8 Oct 2010 2:45am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I have loved this series. The images and all your angles and studies have just been amazing.

8 Oct 2010 5:50am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Such endless variety in the landscape as seen through your lens.

8 Oct 2010 2:29pm

Phil D. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

One of my favorite series for a long time that you have covered
in images that people won't forget, and thats why I love your
pictures. They always seem to be pics I have been so keen upon
like your pics of the ghost town which I love to back and see
again and say " If only..."

8 Oct 2010 9:21pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

That was something i was wondering also, this has been such an amazing series

9 Oct 2010 6:34pm

Glen Webber (NZ Wildlife Photography) from Auckland, New Zealand

Awesome shot. Such a great area to photograph!

14 Oct 2010 2:24am