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„Rocks and Waves” exhibition at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, CA until February 04, 2018

A natural bridge at the coastline of Hawaii. Photo: Aaron Zhu / Wikimedia Commons

Photos since the 1870s show how ocean waves act like giant sculptors – creating e.g. natural bridges and also taking them away

The „Rocks and Waves” exhibition at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, CA explores how the ocean waves act like a giant sculptor, chiseling away the sandstone and mudstone, creating natural stone bridges along the coastline. Photographers have been recording these features since the 1870s, preserving a record of how the coastline has changed – these records are shown until February 04, 2018 in the präsentation.

Over a dozen natural arches and bridges have come and gone along West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz during the past century and a half. They are ephemeral features – just as nature creates them, nature takes them away.

„Rocks and Waves“ is curated by 2017 Laura Hecox Naturalist Award Winner Frank Perry.

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

In dry zones, the wind chisels bridges out of rock formations like in Jordan.

(26.10.2017, USA: 10.26.2017)