Lytton Jellyroll - Unusual Geological Formation

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Itallica on November 1, 2011

Thank yu Pam for yur visit and comments.

best wishes, tery

aggeliki.k on November 2, 2011

Interesting photo!

LİKE

Itallica on November 2, 2011

thank yu aggeliki

cheers, tery

Zlatan Olić on November 8, 2011

in my opinion, due to the melting of massive glaciers in the north, it must be that here was a giant vortex formed by the confluence of ancient rivers, which are then likely to be an incredibly powerful flow, and wide like a lake.. excellent image!

Itallica on November 9, 2011

Thanks Zlatan for the good summary. I don't know the background on the formation but yu may have figured it out!

CHEERS, Tery

Faysal Bin Darul on November 17, 2011

Interesting photo..

Itallica on November 18, 2011

Thank yu Faysal for the comment.

caio, tery

Itallica on November 24, 2011

The Lytton JellyRoll is a rolled layer of silt encased in coarser sands and gravel was uncovered in a gravel pit near Lytton. It was formed in the last glaciation (11,000 to 25,000 years ago) when sediment slumped away from lake sides adn travelled towards the centre in a turbidity current. It is a layer of fine sediment that remained plastic and rolled up rather than broke up.

pembo on May 1, 2012

A very beautiful shot - L23!

Kind regards, pembo from Kiel

Itallica on May 1, 2012

Thank yu Pembo for yur visit and comments.

Faintlightofdawn on May 6, 2012

looks really special, liked, best wishes, Fai

Itallica on May 6, 2012

Thank yu for the comment Fai

It is an actual slice of the formation saved from erosion.

Cheers, tery

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  • Uploaded on October 18, 2011
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    by Itallica
    • Camera: SONY DSC-W210
    • Taken on 2011/10/17 17:06:32
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 5.35mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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