Elephant Rocks

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©junebug on August 15, 2007

I hope these rocks stay right where they are....they do look heavy! Great shot, Ryan! Cheers, Anne

May Margrit B. (Swis… on August 15, 2007

Beautiful picture! These boulders look really impressive, Ryan! It looks, as if they had they been left by a glacier ages ago? Quite symbolic to see how the upper ones are kept in balance by only a slight support.

Ryan Calhoun on August 15, 2007

Anne, I don't think you need to worry about anything, these boulder aren't going anywhere. The larger ones are hundreds of tons each, and they've been sitting happily for many centuries.

May, I don't think there has ever been any glacier activity anywhere around here. These a red granite formed from cooled magma, and they weathered into these shapes naturally.

Thank you both very much!

May Margrit B. (Swis… on August 15, 2007

Thank you Ryan! What a fascinating scenery. Helas, life is just too short getting to know and see all one would like to. The more precious it is to find these fascinating pictures here.

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Photo taken in Elephant Rocks State Park, 7406 Missouri 21, Belleview, MO 63623, USA

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  • Uploaded on August 14, 2007
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    by Ryan Calhoun