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Photographer's Note

The mountains in the background are part of the Namaqualand (Namaqua-Natal) Complex of ultrametamorphism and structural deformation that occurred 1200 million years ago when three continents collided. In the left front corner, and into the distance, is a younger intrusive dolerite dyke of Jurassic age (Approximately 150 million years old). Dolerite dykes are excellent localisers of groundwater and, by drilling boreholes, large parts of western South Africa were made permanently habitable where previously only accessible in nomadic fashion. The sparse vegetation cover reflects the low rainfall of the area.

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  • Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 253 W: 17 N: 452] (2109)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2008-09-25
  • Categories: Natura
  • Naświetlenie: f/3.5, 1/1250 sekund
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  • Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2011-04-11 10:06
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