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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And of course I Like- this shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning, greetings and best wishes from Greece-Piraeus.

Adem Dogan on February 2, 2013

Hi Marion, sehr schönes Foto. sieht Super aus. LIKE

Liebe Grüße. Adem Dogan

Cindy Breen on February 2, 2013

Hi Nikos

Good morning to you and afternoon here:-))

Cheers Marion

Giovanni-Casadio on February 2, 2013

LIKE x questa magnifica foto, complimenti.

Saluti e buon fine settimana!!!


Cindy Breen on February 2, 2013

Hallo Adem

Schön, dass Sie zu besuchen ... Genießen Sie Ihr Wochenende Marion :-)

Cindy Breen on February 2, 2013

Grazie John

Molto bello averti visita ... Ciao Marion

& on February 2, 2013

just fantastic!!!!! amazing place!!!! like

Kicaj on February 2, 2013

piękne, bardzo podoba się LIKE :)

Pozdrawiam z Łodzi, Kicaj :)

sonjabgd on February 2, 2013

Very nice photo.



jknaus on February 2, 2013

Beatiful clearwater, dear Marion! Like+FAV, Happy Saturday and Week-end from Finland!: Joni

Mircea_RAICU on February 2, 2013

Great framing with a very nice view !
All the best , Mircea R.

Nenad Obradovic on February 2, 2013

Very nice photo L+F

Stathis Chionidis on February 2, 2013

Nice seascape, wonderful view and capture.LIKE.Best wishes.Stathis

Arto J on February 2, 2013

Heippa Marion

A wonderfully bright and clean color of water L This is not, unfortunately, in the Baltic Sea, or the Gulf of Finland...The world's dirtiest sea.

You wake up, feeling refreshed properly on Sunday morning. (^°) _Arto

Roman Zázvorka on February 2, 2013

Very beautiful photo, beautiful lake near sea. LIKE. Best regards and wish nice weekend from the Czech Republic. Roman

Audrone on February 2, 2013

Very beautiful photo, *L. Thanks for explication it's very interesting. Best regards. Audronė

Itallica on February 2, 2013

still generating oxygen?

nice take

Denis Kolec on February 2, 2013

Great shot! L16

Andy Rodker on February 3, 2013

Water and rocks. Often a good combination. Certainly here! like

Best wishes, Andy

GasGasL€X on February 3, 2013

Nicely done Marion with that chilly wind blowing right at you there.. :)

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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
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash