Photo of the Week – Kurkar on Beach

Running parallel to the Mediterranean coastline of Israel are three underwater sandstone ridges (and two on land). These were created about a million years ago when sea sand dunes fossilized, creating eolianite rock, called kurkar.

Kurkar/Eolianite rockYou can click on the image for a larger view (which may take some time to load depending on your Internet connection). Please share this post with your friends by clicking on the icons at the end of this message.

The technical details – the photo was taken with a Nikon D90 DSLR and 18-70mm lens in June (ISO 200, 18mm, F10 at 1/250 sec).

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4 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – Kurkar on Beach

  1. leiahjaffe

    I love to see the sandstone ridges in Tel Aviv. The one farther to the East can be seen between the Kiryah and the Azrieli towers and continues farther to the south, seen between the Hagana train station and the Central Bus station. A bit of prehistory intruding into the modern city.

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