Ball’s Pyramid – A giant sea stack in the Pacific Ocean

By patrickkavanagh, CC BY 2.0, Link

Ball’s Pyramid is a remnant of a shield volcano and caldera that formed about 6.4 million years ago. It lies 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean. Rising 562 metres (1,844 ft) out of the water, makes it the tallest volcanic stack in the world. The pyramid is named after Royal Navy Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball, who reported discovering it in 1788.
The sea stack is an iconic climbing destinations and home to insects that were once thought to be extinct.

By Fanny SchertzerOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

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By Jon Clark from Darwin, NT, Australia – Balls Pyramid pano, CC BY 2.0, Link

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