Moeraki Boulders

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The sun rises on the famous Moeraki Boulders on New Zealand’s South Island. These round boulders almost have to be seen to be fully appreciated. Pictures struggle with scale. These behemoths are up to nine feet in diameter.

The boulders are believed to have been formed long ago when rotting sea creatures acted like a kind of glue and layer upon layer the boulders were formed into the concretions we see today. However, today these boulders reveal themselves not by rolling out of the sea, but by the erosion of the waves eating away at the cliffs. What was the sea floor during their creation is now the South Island.

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