Moeraki Boulders (1790/2582)

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Sunset over the Moeraki Boulders. In Maori legend the boulders represent the eel baskets, calabashes, and kumara washed ashore from the wreck of the sailing canoe Arai-te-uru. To scientists these large spherical boulders are known as septarian concretions, exhumed from the mudstone of the Moeraki Formation by coastal erosion.

Koekohe Beach, Moeraki, New Zealand
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