Lake Clifton thrombolites

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With their conservation now under control, the thrombolites present an opportunity to view life as it appeared during the Archaean eon of the Earth’s history. The Archaean happened between 3.8 and 2.5 billion years ago, meaning the Lake Clifton thrombolites provide a unique window into our distant past. Our thrombolites are only a measly 2000 years old, but they are directly descended from the earliest known life forms on Earth. They once dominated the shallow Archaean seas, though today only survive in a handful of Earth’s special places.

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Comments (78)

Brian Gymer on February 5, 2013

Looks like being there at the right time. Brian.

~rol~ No Views! on February 5, 2013

Belle photo


amitié, roland

Gerhard Weiss on February 7, 2013

Clear water - nic e place - well captured. LIKE!!

Bassam Jayousi on February 8, 2013

Lovely picture, excellent perspective! Like

Greetings, Bassam

Harry Taggart on February 8, 2013

Fantastic depth of range Marion, I always suspected that the world was flat? Best regards to OZ cheers scally.

javad aleali on February 8, 2013

Very beautiful


Drosoula P on February 12, 2013

Very nice photo and interesting information! I LIKE it!

Best greetings from Greece!

© cvandermeijden on February 13, 2013

Great point of view, Marion!

Very nice and interesting: Like !

Best wishes, Carla

spencer baugh on February 14, 2013

Great photo and interesting history. Hope you are well.

Cindy Breen on February 16, 2013

Hi Jock

This place is always very windy here, well every time I have visited it here...Cheers Marion

Cindy Breen on February 16, 2013

Hi David LOL

Have a great weekend Marion:-)

Cindy Breen on February 16, 2013

Thank you





Javed Best wishes to all Marion;-)

Cindy Breen on February 16, 2013

Gerhard and Bassam

Many thanks to you both Marion

Cindy Breen on February 16, 2013

Haha Scally

We do have some hills around here you know LOL


senmax on February 24, 2013

Very beautiful picture. LIKE.

Buts Yuri on February 25, 2013

Very nice view, good composition. LIKE 48! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

lizab on March 3, 2013

Amazing formations, i liked!!

Cindy Breen on March 3, 2013




Many thanks for your visits and likes


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Cindy Breen
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Uploaded on February 2, 2013
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    by Cindy Breen
    • Taken on 2013/01/30 14:20:00
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
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    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
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