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Nice shot, like. Greetings

Who else sees the square jaw and muscles of Superman centre-left, and beside him Ben Grimm, the Thing?

Wielkie dzięki! Cieszę się, że się podobało. Kocham pokazujące piękno przyrody z mojej podróży samochodem

I can see why their relatives, the Great Auk, went extinct. This fellow showed no concern I was setting up a camera and tripod just a few feet from him and even let me prod him with my finger. He got up, then laid right back down again.
Nothing wrong with him; he flew off just fine when he finally chose to about 20 minutes later.

You inspired some research RENat! I just presumed wind was a factor. Turns out it was probably more to "frost wedging". There are columns resembling the "pedestal base" elsewhere in the ridge. The bulge on top would then be some kind of anomaly -- perhaps the same kind of rock but rotated 90º so it wants to fracture horizontally rather than vertically like the pedestal? The "butt-crack" on the back of the cap-rock would seem to support this hypothesis -- plus it would provide the traditional process common in all hoodoos that protect their own pedestal under the umbrella of caprock while surrounding areas are free to erode away out beyond the drip-line.

Very interesting!!! And so beautiful!!!

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