Ocean waves crash into the rocks at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Rocks form a barrier against erosion of the beach and dunes at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Water flows down the rocks at Silvervale Falls, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina
The cliffside Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Acadia National Park, Maine marks the entrance to Bass Harbor on the southwestern side of Mount Desert Island. The lighthouse, built of brick in 1858 on a stone foundation, stands 56 feet above high water.
The best view of this lighthouse is from the ocean, but this side view shows the treacherous rocks of the cliff.
The geologic history of Acadia National Park, Maine stretches back in time through millions of years to the formation of the oldest rocks on Mount Desert Island and continues to the present with the persistent forces of erosion. Evidence of this rich geologic past can be seen across the island, along rocky shorelines and atop windswept mountains.
Thousands of years of constant pounding by the ocean have shaped these rocks on the Acadia National Park, Maine shoreline into almost round balls
Back to digital images after concluding yesterday the posting of converted slide images for the past few months. Here is nature’s composition in North Carolina – rocks, water, and greenery