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Tessellated Pavement, Tasmania( Cain Doherty )
The unusual rectangles forming grid-like tiles -- or tessellations -- on the rocks at Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula are not man-made.
Rare natural processes formed the rectangular "pans" (concave depressions) and corresponding "loafs" (raised rock) at Eaglehawk. During low tide, the surface of the pans dries out and erodes the surface with water and sand more quickly than at the joints, which results in a concave pan. Because the "loafs" are closer to the seashore and are immersed in water longer, the joints erode faster than the rest of the pavement, allowing loaf-like structures to protrude.
-- Kelsey Ramos