Monday, January 6, 2014

Tung Ping Chau geology, fauna and flora (photo-essay)

The geology enthusiasts among this blog readers -- rejoice, for here's another Tung Ping Chau photo-essay to add to the one I posted last week!  But as I promised in my previous photo-essay, there will be non-rock photos along with the rock ones... for my excursion to Hong Kong's most remote island really did yield a varied as well as large amount of interesting sights... ;b

geology department for making me find a sight like this
both beautiful as well as fascinating!

Though surely you don't need to have taken geology courses
to like sights and photos like this one, right? 

 The human figures in the picture help to give 
a sense of the scale of these geological formations

 Alas, some people just won't get it even when there are 
explicit warning messages posted on official signboards! :(
 Can you see the tiny triangle shaped moth in the picture? :)

It didn't rain while my friends and I were on Tung Ping Chau, 
so I guess that's dew -- not raindrops -- on the spider web!

Call me weird but I considered the pattern on this leaf
was pretty enough to be picture-worthy! :)

Back to a geological focus with this photo

And yes, there's at least one more Tung Ping Chau photo to come! ;O


Bill said...


These eight photos only confirm what I've always felt: nature itself is the supreme artist, sculptor and teacher. Not only would a serious geologist like these photos, but anyone can appreciate them for aesthetic reasons.

Top photo could just as easily be an abstract painting...Second photo from top: the rock layers wouldn't be out of place in a Cubist painting by Braque or Picasso. Third photo from top: the elevated wideangle view and the vertical framing accentuates the diminutive figures of two people in the background. This is the kind of shot a photographer would probably look at many times, or at least I would because the people are just part of the scenery - but don't dominate it.

Along with the rock formation photos, the photos of the moth, spider's web and leaf (this really does resemble a colorful rock) - all are part of the interrelated design of nature on this day trip experience.

"Geology, fauna and flora" is one of the most integrated photo-essays you've posted here. Judging by the photos on this site and other online sources - Ping Chau, Po Toi, and Ma Shi Chau - look to be essential stops for rock and nature fanatics.


YTSL said...

Hi Bill --

Thanks, as ever, for your appreciation and comments.

And yes, I do reckon that Tung Ping Chau, Po Toi and Ma Shi Chau are all idea places for geology and general nature enthusiasts to visit. :)