OLDEST OF THEM ALL

THROMBOLITE (MICROBIALITE) COMMUNITY

STATUS: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Thrombolites are structures formed by microbial communities. Situated in the Internationally Protected Ramsar 482 region and with scientists claiming they are billions of years old, we should be doing everything to protect them. In Dreamtime these are the eggs of the Woggle, they made all the lakes, rivers and water ways. But we are killing them.

Lake Clifton, Western Australia

Canon 1DS Mk III, 24mm, 1.3, f/11.3, ISO 200, tripod and cordless remote

by David Rennie, Western Australia