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Taken 1-May-11
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Dimensions6334 x 2715
Original file size14.1 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken1-May-11 10:35
Date modified6-May-11 12:17
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal length27 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/80 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Curio Bay petrified forest 3

Curio Bay petrified forest 3

The now petrified logs at Curio Bay are from ancient conifers closely related to modern Kauri and Norfolk Pine. These were buried by ancient volcanic mud flows and gradually replaced by silica to produce the fossils now exposed by the sea.

The Catlins, in the southeastern corner of the South Island of New Zealand, features a scenic coastal landscape and dense temperate rainforest which harbour natural populations of birds and marine mammals. First inhabited by the Maori people in the period 900-1700 AD, the Catlins is an area with a rich history. The area enjoys a maritime temperate climate, however it's exposed location leads to its frequently wild weather with heavy ocean swells pounding the rugged coastline.