Oh My God!To see in original dimension.Do you know whatkind of birds these are?Daniela
Excelent shot! :)
WOW a big rock it is! :)
Wow!!! This is a really incredible shot, Marilyn! A yellow star for this! The split rock with touches of moss is wonderful, and all the little birds lines up here are like little ornaments on an already pretty package. And I really love the gray sky and water!
Thanks, Daniela, Wallace, and Ryan. I have an idea about the birds, Daniela, but I have to check on it.
I was pleased to get this photo because it was a very wet, windy day, and most of the three hour boat trip along the very rugged coastline was very rough and bumpy!
hi Marilyn, what a great shot :o) is there any explanation to how the rock was split???
Great shot Marilyn.
You are lucky to be visiting such wonderful places. I kyaked around Abel Tasman a lifetime ago, it's a beautiful place to be.
This is pretty remarkable. Perhaps lightning struck the rock? We have one near where I live that was split by lightning, looks similar but not nearly as big as this one. This one also has the ocean and birds around, so it's much nicer =)
Thanks, Rom@nce, Matthew, and Brandon. I wish I knew the explanation for the split; I'll try to see what theories there are.
Matthew, when I saw kayakers there, my first thought was "The wake of our boat will be a challenge for them." Very quickly I realized: they'll have much bigger challenges to face than the wake of our 18 passenger boat!!
What a fantastic shot, Marilyn. This is a place I would love to visit. I am pretty sure the birds on the rocks are species of cormorant, a bird that feeds on fish.
Thanks, Eve. Yes, I thought they were cormorants but wanted to check because at that time I was only familiar with the solid black ones.
Now I've had a good view of one of the other species.
A country I've always wanted to visit and your pics whet my appetite for it even more! :D
Impressive! I wish to invite you to see this photo: is a rare cracked rock too, in a background totally different.
If you want to see it, I suggest that you see the rock in google earth. It accept until five "clicks" of zoom in. The rock is visible since the satellite.
Greetings from Argentina
it's not that the sun doesn't shine over New Zealand, it's just all those d@rn clouds the British took everywhere they went -- and then left behind! ;-)
p.s. talking about split rocks, the most famous one to visit is probably Half Dome in California's Yosemite National Park...
...but note what it says in the description of its Geology:
"Half Dome is nearly as whole as it ever was. The impression from the valley floor that this is a round dome which has lost its northwest half is an illusion...."
Reading about nearby El Capitan and Sentinel Dome makes it amply clear, where the first Rushless expansion project should go...
those little birds seems having a rendez vous to find the explanation for this spectacular split !
Impressionnante formation rocheuse, très jolie photo, bravo Marilyn pour cette photo et pour votre galerie. Salutations de France, Fred.
Merci, Fred. And I'm sorry to see I missed thanking you, Stéphane, and those who wrote way back when I was returning from New Zealand. Greetings, Marilyn
I'm glad you like this. Thank you, and greetings from Canada.
This a very good photo of Split Apple Rock!
Thanks, Stan, for your comment. It was a windy and wet day, but well worth taking the boat trip anyway.
Greetings from germany!
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