Limestone Pavement at Malham Cove

March 18, 2020


Photographer: Adam Whittaker 
Summary Author: Adam Whittaker 

Shown above is a natural limestone pavement found at Malham Cove, England, in Yorkshire Dales National Park. The product of a glacial retreat, it bears a striking resemblance to actual pavement, hence the name. The fissures that crisscross it, known as grikes, are often over 3 feet (1 m) deep, making it a challenge to walk across. Wherever limestone is relatively hard, horizontally-bedded and has been scoured by glaciers, weathering becomes more obvious about its joints, allowing the pavement to take shape.

Photo Details: Camera: Apple iPhone 6 Plus; Exposure Time: 0.0064s (1/157); Aperture: ƒ/2.2; ISO equivalent: 32; Focal Length (35mm): 29.