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Maxine (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 7 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

At last a complete boulder, couldn't tell the sex of it though! they are just so damn fascinating and unusual.

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dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

unusual indeed! and so almost perfectly round!! how do they do that? faaabulous shot -- thanks for this awesome series!! i will definitely have to see these when i come down to NZ -- a MUST SEE!! :D

7 Oct 2008 5:22am

@dj.tigersprout: Good to here you are planning a trip here!! we will hold you to that! They are amazing aren't they?

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

I had to go back over the last few days to see the birth of this amazing boulder and I had a good chuckle and your titles and narrative... in this series I feel like we have witnessed a birth... congratulations Max :o) hahah, well done, a fine healthy specimen here!! PS I think it's a boy... I think I see a ball at the bottom there LOL!

7 Oct 2008 6:18am

@Kylie Greenan: hehehe, i was going to have a competition guessing its sex but you have cracked it already!!! You must have a lot of experience in sexing boulders.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Hhehehe it was a difficult birth but well worth it!!! I love the way you have managed to portray thousands of years into a few days!!!!

7 Oct 2008 7:40am

@Linerberry: thanks C, it was fun to do this series, and interesting to google the moeraki bouders.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

this creature is alive! astonishing

7 Oct 2008 8:54am

@Dimitrios: Amazing things these ancient boulders, I had always been fascinated with them but untill doing this series had not really looked into exactly what they are!

Veronelle from Lens, France

the aliens are here ! help help !

7 Oct 2008 11:23am

@Veronelle: Look out Veronelle! what will they do next?

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

He's alive! He's alive! :o) Nice series of this strange "thing". Very well done

7 Oct 2008 2:21pm

@Rui: Thanks Rui, they are very strange and seem almost alive when you stand and see them gradually appearing from the cliff face, i wonder how long it takes? i will have to mark progress by taking more shots next year.

willow from Chelsea, United States

I'm looking for the little dinosaur that should be peeking out the crack in his egg. These really are cool rocks that I would never have known existed if you hadn't shared them here. Thanks!

7 Oct 2008 4:34pm

@willow: My pleasure to show you these special rocks Willow, its been fun.

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Willow has beaten me to it with the quip about the dinosaur. I too am amazed at these rocks. Great 'storyline'

7 Oct 2008 7:56pm

@MaryP: Thanks Mary, they are truely amazing.

NANNE from Netherlands

A very nice photo

Nanne from Friesland

7 Oct 2008 8:35pm

@NANNE: Thank you Nanne.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

great Max aren't you pleased you didn't have to give birth to something this size. But in a way you have for many people who have not seen these or do not know the story of them you a given birth to that for them MY SHOT of the DAY

8 Oct 2008 12:40am

@jamesy: Thankyou D, hows the holiday?

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

I swear these are Alien, but it's just up my street. Did you tap it..?

8 Oct 2008 12:48am

@Observing: Did better than that, got Richard to sit on some! Not one hatched!!!!

Double KK Photography from West Richland, United States

very cool

8 Oct 2008 3:01am

@Double KK Photography: Thanks double KK, they are so cool.

Kenton from Calgary, Canada

Love the title once again. And this boulder is very interesting. Looks like something from Lord of the Rings. I can see why the movies were filmed down there with this kind of landscape.

8 Oct 2008 3:29am

@Kenton: NZ is full of so many different landscapes and that is what makes it so special.You will have to come and visit. When my daughters new inlaws visited from Canada they were amazed at how quickly the landscape changed and hours drive and it was totally different.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a strnge snail… ;-)

8 Oct 2008 3:37pm

@Calusarus: not an escargot for the plate!!! hehehe,

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

What a great series of septarian nodules - amazing size!

10 Oct 2008 4:53pm