Posted by Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 25 April 2017 in Landscape & Rural.


A fiery sunset over the living rock-like structures known as thrombolites that have formed on the edges of Lake Clifton in Western Australia, about 100km south of Perth. We finally managed to get to this location for a sunset after many previous failed attempts.

These round structures are actually living organisms. The thrombolite-building micro-organisms are too small for the human eye to see and resemble the earliest forms of life on Earth.

I was watching the clouds like a hawk for most of the day. They kept changing all the time and it was hard to predict whether we would even get a chance to witness a fiery sunset. As we were driving, I could see this group of clouds just moving into the right area and as we got there out hopes went up immediately.

The sunset was fantastic. I took this photo when the colours were just starting to appear over the sky in their orange hues. The water level in the lake was low enough for the thrombolites to stick out over the surface and together with the walkway they made for a great foreground to lead into the scene.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
16/5 second
ISO 100
26 mm


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