[A balancing rock, also called balanced rock or precarious boulder, is a naturally occurring geological formation featuring a large rock or boulder, sometimes of substantial size, resting on other rocks, bedrock or on glacial till. Some formations known by this name only appear to be balancing but are in fact firmly connected to a base rock by a pedestal or stem]. – Wikipedia
[Balanced Rock is one of the most popular features of Arches National Park, situated in Grand County, Utah, United States. The total height of Balanced Rock is about 128 feet (39 m), with the balancing rock rising 55 feet (16.75 m) above the base. The big rock on top is the size of three school buses]. – Wikipedia. (Photo by Shahid Durrani
[Steamboat Rock is a rock formation in the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is easily accessible by paved road and is a popular spot for tourist photography. Once privately owned, it was a popular tourist destination, to include climbing upon the rock for photographs of it and nearby Balanced Rock. However, climbing upon the rock is now prohibited]. – Wikipedia. (Photo by Amit Rawat
[High above Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area sits a magnificent grouping of balanced rocks. The harder "caprocks" sit upon softer sandstone pedestals which eventually erode away, causing some delicately balanced formations. The softer sandstone will ultimately crumble, leaving scattered patches of broken stone at the bases of still standing, sometimes unearthly looking formations. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Page, Arizona]. – Bob Simari. (Photo by Bob Simari
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[The Balancing Rock in St. Marys Bay on Long Island, Nova Scotia seems to defy gravity as it stands on its end at the edge of the rock below. The 9 meter high column of rock is attached by two small sections with a gap between that you can look through]. (Photo by Hanna
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[The Brimham Rocks are balancing rock formations located on Brimham Moor in North Yorkshire, England. The rocks stand at a height of nearly 30 metres in an area owned by the National Trust which is part of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty]. – Wikipedia. (Photo by Jimsumo999
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[Kjeragbolten, a 5 m³ boulder wedged in a mountain crevasse by the edge of the Kjerag (or Kiragg – a Norwegian mountain). It is possible to walk onto the rock without any equipment, but there is a direct 241 m drop below and then another tumble of 735 m down to Lysefjorden, so to walk onto it requires good nerves and steady feet. The name means Kjerag Boulder or Kjerag Bolt]. – Wikipedia. (Photo by Walter Schneider)
[Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (also known as Golden Rock) is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Myanmar. It is a small pagoda (7.3 metres (24 ft)) built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by devotees. According to legend, the Golden Rock itself is precariously perched on a strand of the Buddhas hair. The rock seems to defy gravity, as it perpetually appears to be on the verge of rolling down the hill. The rock and the pagoda are at the top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo. It is the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Burma after the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Mahamuni Pagoda. A glimpse of the [gravity defying] Golden Rock is believed to be enough of an inspiration for any person to turn to Buddhism.
The Golden Rock is situated at an elevation of 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) above mean sea level, on top of the Kyaiktiyo hill (also known as Kelasa hills or Eastern Yoma mountains); it is on the Paung-laung ridge of the Eastern Yoma mountains]. – Wikipedia. (Photo by Glenn Sundeen
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[Mahabalipuram, India – The Krishna butter ball. Krishnas Butterball is a giant natural rock perched on a hillside, seemingly in defiance of all laws of physics. It provides welcome shade if you dare to sit underneath it, and local kids have discovered that the slippery nearby hillside also makes a great natural slide. July 20, 2010]. (Photo by Maxime N.; Source: Flickr
Balancing Boulder, Northern Territory Australia.
Mushroom Rock, Timna National Park, Negev, Israel.
Mother and Child balancing Rocks in Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe on March 16, 2007. (Photo by Susan E Adams; Source: Flickr
Balancing Rocks in Epworth, Zimbabwe. (Photo by Jean-Louis Delbende, Nicole Calame-Darbellay; Source: Flickr