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Glass House Mountains

From the archives, HDR image reworked from a single JPEG photo of the Glass House Mountains, Queensland, Australia.


Glass House Mountains is a national park in Queensland (Australia), 70 km northeast of Brisbane. It consists of a flat plain punctuated by volcanic plugs, the cores of extinct volcanoes that formed 25 million to 27 million years ago. The mountains would once have had pyroclastic exteriors, but these have eroded away.


The Glass House Mountains were named by James Cook as he sailed north up the coast of what is now Queensland in 1770 as part of his epic voyage aboard his ship HM Bark Endeavour. They were so called as the shape of the mountains reminded him of the huge glass furnaces (glasshouses) back in his native Yorkshire. (Wikipedia)

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Taken on January 14, 2006