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    Amazing symmetry in nature formed when rock is fractured by regional stress, then eroded by wave action. Salt crystals can form along the cracks, increasing the rock alteration. This is in Tasmania. The photo makes me want to jump on a plane.

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    • Audrey Feddick

      The Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania features very straight rectangles that are a natural phenomenon / Flickr user Noodle SnacksAlien landscapes | Alien landscapes |

    • Doreen 🌴

      The narrow isthmus connecting the Tasman Peninsula to mainland Tasmania (in Australia) is covered with beautiful and rugged terrain and several unusual geological formations, among which is a peculiar erosional feature called Tessellated Pavement. This rare feature that occurs on an area of flat rock on Eaglehawk Neck looks distinctly manmade, but is in fact, formed by natural causes.

    • Rachel Suntop

      Eaglehawk Neck was once a horrible place where prisoners were tortured and terrorized. Today, it is beautiful calm place where nature has almost erased the trails of its bad history. Eaglehawk Neck links island Tasman Peninsula to mainland Tasmania in Australia.

    • Kelly Barron

      This is a natural rock formation on the island of Tasmania south of Australia. Gonna see this when we visit Australia...when we hit the lottery!

    • Holly Hottel

      Eaglehawk Neck Tessellated Pavement. The isthmus connecting the Tasman Peninsula to Tasmania is covered in a pattern of regular rectangular saltwater pools. Although these depressions look distinctly man made, they are in fact the result of a rare type of natural erosion.

    • Sandy Dudz

      Eaglehawk Neck links island Tasman Peninsula to mainland Tasmania in Australia. This island is known by tessellated pavement, rare nature phenomenon caused by erosion.

    • SOYK (Somewhere Only You Know)

      Sunrise, Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia. By JJ Harrison.


      Sunrise, “Tessellated Pavement”, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia. The „Tesselated Pavement“ is the result of an orthogonal joint pattern in the rock. On the picture it shows the so called “pan formation”, where the rock in the immediate vicinity of the joints is more resistant to erosion than the rock that is more distant to the joints,

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