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Following on from my previous posting of a detail of Uluru - and prior to to posting some further ones I thought I would post this 'traditional' shot to provide some context.

From wikipedia.

Uluru is an inselberg, literally "island mountain", an isolated remnant left after the slow erosion of an original mountain range.
Uluru is also often referred to as a monolith, although this is a somewhat ambiguous term because of its multiple meanings, and thus a word generally avoided by geologists.
The remarkable feature of Uluru is its homogeneity and lack of jointing and parting at bedding surfaces, leading to the lack of development of scree slopes and soil. These characteristics led to its survival, while the surrounding rocks were eroded.
Uluru is one of Australia's most recognisable natural icons. The world-renowned sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high (863 m/2,831 ft above sea level) with most of its bulk below the ground, and measures 9.4 km (5.8 mi) in circumference. Both Uluru and Kata Tjuta have great cultural significance for the Aṉangu Traditional landowners, who lead walking tours to inform visitors about the local flora and fauna, bush foods and the Aboriginal dreamtime stories of the area.

Uluru is notable for appearing to change colour as the different light strikes it at different times of the day and year, with sunset a particularly remarkable sight when it briefly glows red. Although rainfall is uncommon in this semiarid area, during wet periods the rock acquires a silvery-grey colour, with streaks of black algae forming on the areas that serve as channels for water flow.

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  • Copyright: Stephen Wilkinson (wilkinsonsg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 879 W: 48 N: 1446] (8662)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2009-02-21
  • Categories: Natura
  • Naświetlenie: f/4, 1/800 sekund
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  • Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
  • Date Submitted: 2009-03-05 8:34
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