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Due to the tropical weather conditions, all water-soluble elements such as silicon dioxide have been washed out. The remains are the reddish-black iron- and aluminium oxides which create shades in blue, cyan and purple. The various colors developed due to the different compositions.

And what is more fascinating is the fact that if you mix the colored earth together, they'll eventually settle into separate layers. And you may also be puzzled as the colors might play tricks on you and may appear to be shadows

millennia, the rocks were pulverized into sands which have the amazing property of settling into distinct layers: if you take a handful of each of the seven different colours of dirt and mix them together, they'd eventually separate into a colourful spectrum, each dot of sand rejoining its colour caste.

Uploaded: Aug 7, 2016

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Tags: Chamarel, Mauritius

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3 Comments
juazlina

juazlina

posted 4 months ago

wow!

rachidk

rachidk

posted 1 year ago

Very true. I had the camera on the ground :)

mamel

mamel

posted 1 year ago

that is so impressive ! nature is so creative by itself :)