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)

Laurel211 on February 3, 2013

Great shot Marion, nice depth and perspective. How's summer?

Cláudio on February 3, 2013

Hi Marion.

Nice photo!

Thanks for sharing with us these places.

Best regards, Claudio.

Fanea Cristian on February 3, 2013

Beautiful! Like.

Best regards!

PerO the Viking G- on February 3, 2013

Great shot Marion!

A very nice composition and beautiful colours!

Interesting sub-text as well!

Well done! Like!

Greetings and best of wishes to my Aussie friend,

PerO

eric-bretagne-29 on February 3, 2013

great view & shot, well done
like
regards, eric

timek on February 3, 2013

Very nice photo! Like! Greetings, timek

Andrew Aldred on February 3, 2013

Fantastic composition Marion, one you your very best so far :) going into my favorites list :) kind regards, Drew xox

~Marlene~ on February 4, 2013

Very interesting, Marion... animal, vegetable or mineral? :-) A nice look at a rare situation! Like

Greetings, Marlene

İsmail Taşoğlu (yemt… on February 4, 2013

Very excellent natural view. Great sharing and shot.

LIKED

Have a nive week, İsmail

Guizel J.c on February 4, 2013

Beautiful picture and view

LIKE

Cheers-J.C

janamare26 on February 4, 2013

Very good photo.Like.Greetings,Mirjana

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

&ri.co,

Cikaj

Thank you both so much Marion

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

Mircea R.

Sonja

Many thanks to you Marion

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

Mirjana

Nice to see you...Marion:-)

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

J.C.

Many thanks

Marion

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

Ismail

Thank you for you visit ..Best wishes marion

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

Timek and Eric

Thank you both..Marion

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

Hi Drew

Thank you for the YSL

Enjoy the surf:-)

Marion

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

Claudio.

Glad to see you once again..Marion

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

Hi Marlene

They are living rocks you can se them on you tube...Cheers Marion

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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
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
    • Taken on 2013/01/30 14:20:00
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
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    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
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