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Cave Point #1

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 25 April 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The rocks exposed at Cave Point are from the Silurian Period, a geologic time period which lasted from approximately 435 million years to 410 million years ago. During the Silurian Period, the area that is now Cave Point was located near the earth's equator. Coral reefs thrived in what was then a tropical sea. Over the millions of years throughout the Silurian Period, the remains of the marine plants, animals and calcareous sands were deposited and accumulated. These materials and the conditions that existed, followed by millions of years of compaction and chemical alteration, resulted in the formation of dolomite. This is the type of bedrock exposed at Cave Point. Cave Point is located on approximately 19 acres of land at 5360 Schauer Road in the Town of Sevastopol.

Photo captured October 25, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/200 second F/7.1 ISO 200 24 mm

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Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfectly done

25 Apr 2013 7:07am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Gorgeous - love the way you stopped the waves as they come crashing toward land.

25 Apr 2013 11:17am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

AMAZING shot and even more amazing information, Steven. We had to check it out on google earth to 'see for ourselves'. *grin*
Thank you for sharing this wealth of information!

25 Apr 2013 11:57am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbare Aufnahme und eine gute Info.

25 Apr 2013 12:08pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Amazing shot, can you imagine Wisconsin near the Equator?

25 Apr 2013 2:22pm

@Curly: I just found that information unbelievable. :-D

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Superb rugged beauty in those layers of ancient rock, and an image that has me wanting to be there. Thanks for the informative text, also.

25 Apr 2013 2:53pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful composition, colors & lights!

25 Apr 2013 3:07pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Would love to be sitting on that plateau as the waves rush in, truly magnificent scene and the
perfect view of it you have !~

25 Apr 2013 4:15pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Looks like a great spot to sit and enjoy - i like the bird too.

25 Apr 2013 5:39pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Looks a great spot, lovely coast

25 Apr 2013 5:47pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful spot and I am in awe of such natural wonderment! Beautiful capture!

25 Apr 2013 6:18pm

franz from Baden, Austria

spectacular coastline, gorgeous colour of the water ... and a "just-in-time" capture, with the bird gliding by ...

25 Apr 2013 6:36pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

That is a beautiful rock formation... a nice spot on the upper part to sit and enjoy the day just listening to the water splashing on the rocks below. I enjoyed that informative read also, very nice!

25 Apr 2013 6:49pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Très beau point de vue qui montre bien le travail de l'eau et du vent sur les roches.

25 Apr 2013 7:39pm

firoozeh from kassel, Germany

Einzigartig, sehr schön.

25 Apr 2013 7:50pm

tataray from france, France

Une merveille. 5*****)

25 Apr 2013 10:04pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful! Amazing how those trees grow out of the rock. Great information!

26 Apr 2013 12:08am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful capture. i love the rock formations

26 Apr 2013 12:27am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Nice seascape. I had to look twice at the bird at the waterline; my first thought was a ship or off-shore tower.

26 Apr 2013 12:32am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Spectacular place. Love the details

26 Apr 2013 1:29am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Fantastic !!! That sure is one beautiful place to be and that bird, oh it's lovely. I like the way the rock juts out into the ocean and the green of the tree framed so beautifully.

26 Apr 2013 3:59am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

So beautiful details

26 Apr 2013 4:42am

L'angevine from Angers, France


26 Apr 2013 2:12pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Marvelous seascape! The bird is at the right place in the composition. Have a nice day. Beautiful place!!

27 Apr 2013 7:55am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautifully composed image and interesting text.

29 Apr 2013 3:11am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful landscape.

19 Jan 2021 2:30pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

What a change from your most recent version. It all looks less welcoming for leisure too!

19 Jan 2021 3:17pm