Keywords:2011, coastal, Curio Bay, forest, Location, New Zealand, Petrified forest, Southland, Year
Dimensions2901 x 4352
Original file size10.3 MB
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken1-May-11 10:31
Date modified6-May-11 11:46
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal length24 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/80 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
ISO speedISO 100
Curio Bay petrified tree stump 2
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.