Life to stone

© Fedor G. Pikus

Life to stone

Uploaded: October 02, 2004

Description

Grass flooded by mineral-rich waters of a hot spring slowly transforms into stone. This is more than minerals depositing on leaves: the plants drink the water and the minerals deposit inside the plant. After a while it is literally made out of stone, and, unless broken or buried in more mineral deposits, will stand for hundreds of years as you see it now.

Comments

Boris Kirpichnikov level-classic October 02, 2004

very nice shot and interesting description! #174788

Brenda Sides level-classic October 02, 2004

Great capture, Fedor! I learned something new today. Thanks for sharing! #818327

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