Moeraki Boulder
There is a boring, scientific explanation on Wikipedia , but I prefer the Maori legend that these enormous, perfectly spherical boulders are the remains of creels and calabashes washed ashore after a big canoe was shipwrecked. This one looks lonely but there were about 30 of them on this beach at the south Pacific Ocean.

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Thu Mar 11, '10 05:44AM
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Media ID 20110830085714268  
Date Thu Mar 11, '10 05:44AM
Comments 2
Views 771
Uploaded By Ruud van Ruitenbeek
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I really enjoy photos like this one, with prominent foreground features set against dramatic backbrounds.  Good job.

I like the way you brought out the detail of the boulder with the light being against you.  Great backdrop and proper emphasis on the boulder.   My first thought was an aquatic version of the Invasion of the Bodysnatchers or Cacoon.  Great description too...thanks.