Elementals: Earth

Challenge #20 in the "Breaking Glass" series. Hosted by CharlesB58.
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Elementals are magical beings made up of the basic elements of creation. For this challenge, put your creativity and PP skills to work producing an image which embodies the idea of an Earth Elemental.
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Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool, Western Australia
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Stromatolites are the result of primitive life forms that first existed on earth 3.5 billion years ago. The dome shaped structures reach up to 60cm in height and are formed by single celled organisms called cyanobacteria. The process continues today.
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Submitted: Monday, 22nd November, 2010 14:02 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 19th March, 2007
Focal length: 6.3 mm
Shutter speed: 1/210 sec
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 64
Notes: Circular polarised filter used.
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