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)

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

Hi PerO

Thank you for your interest in this place...Best wishes to Norway Marion

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

Hi Lex

As a matter of fact it was windy but warm :-))


Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

Hi Laurel

Nice to have you visit...Have a great day.. Summer is not so bad today 30c here and lucky we have not had the weather the Eastern States have had lately..Marion :-)

poludziber on February 4, 2013

meraviglioso, like......ciao, Flavio

Oleg Timofeev on February 4, 2013

Really interesting this work! Like & Best wishes from Russia, Oleg

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

Flavio and Oleg

Thank you both for your visits..Marion

Brian Gymer on February 4, 2013

When I was there it was very windy,could see them but very difficult to photograph. Like the photo Marion...Best wishes Brian.

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

Hi Brian

Yes they are I have some great pictures of this place but the tide has to be right out to capture them better...Cheers Marion:-)

Kostia Semytskyi on February 4, 2013

Interesting! L + F. Greeting from Ukraine. Kostia

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013


Many thanks for the visit and YSL

Have a nice day marion

Ilie Olar on February 4, 2013

Very nice lake view! 6-32 YSL! Greetings from Romania, Ilie

jockswa on February 4, 2013

In contrast to the last pic, it's blowing a blast across that lake by the looks of this. Looks great even so. Lk. Best regards Marion, Jock.

JC EBY © NO VIEWS! on February 4, 2013

Very nice picture!


Best greetings, Jean-Claude

Jan van Oosthuizen (… on February 4, 2013

Thanks Marion for you interesting info. I did not have a clue what thrombolites are. Very well captured in this splendid landscape. LIKE and thanks for your comments, Jan

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013


Thank you for your lovely comment and YSL

Best wishes Marion;-)

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013


Very much appreciate the YSL

Best wishes Marion

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013


Nice to have you visit...Marion

Cindy Breen on February 4, 2013

Hi Jan

Always nice to have you visit , glad you liked the information about this place..

Hope you are having a nice day Cheers Marion

David Edwards on February 5, 2013

We have a few living in our building, Marion! :))

Cheers, David.

Daryl. on February 5, 2013

Good perspective Marion and a nice photo! Thanks for the info as well! Like,
Greetings, Daryl

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