1/19/15

elephant rock

We visited 3 sisters again this weekend, this time to see elephant rock up close and find some petroglyphs that were suppose to be in a nearby cave. Unfortunately, most websites are out of date about the carvings because that particular cave was destroyed in 2008 by a winter storm. Duh.

elephant-rock-taranaki-nz

This rock might be famous one day, too. Possibly another elephant? Maybe just another 'sister'?

I am totally in awe of the coastal rock formations. You haven't seen the last of them!


22 comments:

Linda W. said...

That's a really cool rock! It does look like an elephant.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That looks exactly like an elephant -- amazing! I love coastal rock formations too and we do see some awe-inspiring ones in Oregon -- but nothing like this. I look forward to more pictures of this area.

What do you mean the cave was destroyed? By Natural causes?

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh no no no - 'tis a woolly mammoth I tells ya...&*<> Fabby fotos!!! YAM xx

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

now that is awesome - to see an elephant in the wild like this ... wow wee, that is super cool. thanks for sharing. ( :

Su-sieee! Mac said...

The Elephant Rock is amazing! I'd like to see that in person one day.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Cool!:)
Best regards!

Breathtaking said...

Amazing rock formation.! Thanks for sharing the elephant,...so cool!

I also like your picture of the black swans in your previous post.

Regards.

Irma said...

These are beautiful rocks, this you do not see in the Netherlands.
The first photo I find really super.
I wish you a very good new week.
Best regards, Irma

Andy said...

It is easy to see why they call it elephant rock. The second rock looks like it might be turning into a woolly mammoth. PS: Your photos are excellent!

Lynne said...

Amazing . . .
New Zealand . . . on our wish list places to visit!
Thank you for visiting the Irish Garden House!

facile et beau - Gusta said...

The rock is so cool. Amazing! I like this coastal rocks so much.

Laurie Matherne said...

What a cool elephant to have hanging out on the beach of New Zealand. I live in a land formed by the Mississippi Delta, thus no rocks. Great photos!

eileeninmd said...

How cool, I love the elephant! What a cool beach to visit.. Have a happy week!

OF SPRING AND SUMMER said...

What interesting and amazing rock formations and landscape. Looks like a great trip!

Carola Bartz said...

Elephant Rock truly looks like an elephant. It's fantastic. The rock formations are amazing, so interesting.

Donna said...

What an extraordinary rock formation!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh my goodness! That rock really DOES look like an elephant!

Molly said...

What an amazing piece of rock... so rugged and beautiful

Mollyxxx

maryaustria said...

Such amazing formations! Gorgeous!

Anita Johnson said...

Elephant rock is excellent! Fascinating to see how they change over time. Slowly, like an elephant!

Felicia said...

beautiful formations. really does look like an elephant.

Rambling Woods said...

Wow..I love these and then you think of all the history caught in the layers.. Amazing....Michelle