14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Geological Train Wreck

500 million years ago the Kalahari and Congo Cratons crashed together during the formation of the Gondwana Continent. The continent eventually split up but left these two cratons intact to form southern Africa. This is the epicenter of the collision.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Walvis Bay, Namibia
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Edwin Mckean