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Dissection of a Quadrapede

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A portion of a quadrapede's segmented body that appeared on the shores of Lake Michigan. A distant relative of the millipede, the quadrapede has up to four times as many legs as a millipede. This allows it to sneak up on the most unsuspecting of victims without any audible noise revealing its approach.

All kidding aside, this was another "alien" find on the lakefront of the Illinois Beach State Park. But what I wanted to capture was the scope of the formations up and down the shoreline. This area pictured is typically flat as a pancake and to see these formations is just a weird sighting.

Photo captured on January 10, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/160 second F/9.0 ISO 100 30 mm

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aline from France

superbe !

26 Jan 2010 6:11am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, what a mad place, its like it should be in a cave

26 Jan 2010 6:27am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Very interesting.. thanks for sharing..

26 Jan 2010 9:15am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

impressive and superb

26 Jan 2010 10:38am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is so interesting to me. I am glad you're posting this series.

26 Jan 2010 12:12pm

farmer from Wien, Austria

this looks really alien :) very interesting.

26 Jan 2010 1:44pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

fantastic clarity in this image ! Great POV !

26 Jan 2010 4:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture. Wonderful tones.

26 Jan 2010 5:04pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Ha, ha... great name!

26 Jan 2010 6:37pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

wow, very impressive!!

26 Jan 2010 8:17pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice image great details and this a very intersting place.

26 Jan 2010 9:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An alien invasion to be sure. It's amazing what some very cold weather can do with water and sand. I like this nice long view of the shoreline.

26 Jan 2010 10:00pm

@Steve Rice: Every time I mention "alien" I think back to your "frozen captures" near a river that you shared with us about two weeks ago (or so).

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is so very 'cool.'

26 Jan 2010 11:15pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Really incredible sight ! Nicely captured !

26 Jan 2010 11:20pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

interesting subject nicely captured

27 Jan 2010 1:56am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

these are such incredible shots! the formations are so...HP Lovecraft ;)

27 Jan 2010 2:46am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

They really do look like crystal formations. On the other hand somewhat like "the blob" you know they just might be gobbling people up and.. growing!

27 Jan 2010 3:11am

Barbara from Florida, United States

The one in foreground is like a large fungus determined to hang on.

27 Jan 2010 2:39pm