Volcanic Pacman

Like a giant Pacman eating the island, or one of the space monsters from Calvin & Hobbes comics, these large lumps of volcanic rock litter the beach at Cape Hillsborough.

All are eroded in interesting ways by the constant pounding of the ocean at high tide, and most are sharp.

See the wider view over on Ipernity.

See where this picture was taken.

Explore #231 on Oct 11, 2007.

View all photos taken: Friday, 5th October 2007, This photo: 2:33pm

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  • amine dit elcasaoui said:
    very nice
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks.
  • Giorgos~ said:
    cool!
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    :D
  • horstgeorg said:
    Excellent image David ! ! !


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  • Maki_C30D said:
    beautiful place!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)

    'tis isn't it ? ;-)

    Thanks Horst!

    It is indeed Maria. It would have been interesting to stick around 'til dusk as see what I could get, but we had to head back to Mackay as Dad had Mum's car.
  • Jack High said:
    I like the lonely pine tree on the island. Good description, it does look like a giant pacman. Viewed at large size it's interesting to see how the erosion has formed a honeycomb type effect on the rock. When you took the shot the sea seems so calm, quite a contrast to what it has done to the rock.

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  • David de Groot said:
    I liked the tree too :)

    Pretty much all the rock on the beach is volcanic and high in iron. The rocks themselves are "rusty" and yes it's very interesting to see how the sea has eroded them.

    Here's a close view of one:

  • looby88 said:
    we used to have pacman game on the computer, it was simple fun , and this is very like one , a 3D version !!
  • David de Groot said:
    It was the first thing that came to mind when I saw it :)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    wacka wacka wacka wacka
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe ;-)