Canajoharie Pothole

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Comments (7)

Rom@nce on October 24, 2007

you don't see that everyday,was that "man made"?

Foxx Trotter on October 24, 2007

No, 100% natural...years of erosion. :0)

3jaker3 on November 24, 2008

Actually, the name Canajoharie is Mohawk Indian (Iroquois Nation) for "the pot that washes itself". This structure is a caldera or pot-hole caused in times of high, fast water by stones whirling around a natural hole or depression and "scouring" it out ever deeper and deeper. This one was partially filled in at some point to make it less dangerous.

Foxx Trotter on November 24, 2008

So...tell me something I DON'T know. :0P

There is the possibility that the hole could have been filled in a bit in recent times. I believe the current maximum depth is roughly eight to ten feet.

FantasticTravels on December 20, 2009

This is awesome, I can just see all the Native American and Palatine German kids swimming in this in the summer

May Margrit B. (Swis… on January 27, 2013

A fantastic photo of this pothole! They are amazing, I have seen a few glacial potholes around my country.

Warm regards, May

mijodrag on July 24, 2014

Very impressive photograph and galery , very nice photo. YsL I added your gallery to my favorites. Friendly greetings from Serbia-Belgrade , Mijodrag

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 22, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Foxx Trotter
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A620
    • Taken on 2006/07/19 13:51:25
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 7.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash