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 Schertzer – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
patrickkavanagh [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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By Jon Clark from Darwin, NT, Australia – Balls Pyramid pano, CC BY 2.0, Link
2 thoughts on “Ball’s Pyramid – A giant sea stack in the Pacific Ocean”
Speciali e variegate immagini, molto apprezzate
Buon pomeriggio e un saluto,silvia
REALLLLLLLLY big insect. Photographs are beautiful.