A sea stack, which is a vertical rock formation of rocks 'stacked' on top of each other along a sea coast, or in the sea or a lake, are formed when water continuously crashes against a rock and wears it down until it becomes one of these vertical columns. They look like 'flowerpots', hence why the island is named as such. The island also contains many treasures such as caves, forests, and high cliffs and is popular place for visitors interested in physical geography and landscape.
This island is so named because originally there were three flowerpots, or sea stacks, located there (however one fell down in 1903). As the water gradually wore away the limestone rock over time, the resulting shape resembled a flowerpot - and so the name stuck. This photograph is of one of the flowerpots jutting out into Lake Huron forming a dramatic landscape which was formed over many centuries by the water; demonstrating how ancient the island is.
The Fathom Five National Marine Park where this island is located is the first marine park in Canada, and is about 130 square kilometres in size, with an ecosystem reaching about 200 metres below the surface of the water. Being a National Marine Park, the area is protected from fishing and development, making this an area of beauty to enjoy for years to come.
Sea Stack along the shoreline of Flowerpot Island in the Fathom Five National Marine Park, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/60 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 17mm.
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