The enormous rocky marvel that is Wave Rock, Western Australia has quite a story to tell.
Standing at over 40 feet high and stretching for 360 feet along the north side of Hyden Rock, it is thought to have formed more than 2700 million years ago – well before T-Rex and all those guys.
Technically a granite inselberg (yes one of those, you know them, right?), over millions of years an erosive combination of wind and rain gradually ate away at the underlying softer rock, leaving a distinctive overhang, or ‘wave’ as it stands today.
The stunning shades of yellows, browns and reds came about from elemental deposits being washed down the surface of the rock by millions of rain storms over eons of time.