Let’s pay a visit to the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders where we’ll learn about a place called Brimham Moor in North Yorkshire, England. It’s home to a number of balancing rock formations “caused by the Millstone Grit being eroded by water, glaciation and wind,” over the course of many millenia.

The astonishing stone formation seen in these photos is called Idol Rock, a 15-foot-high, 200-ton monolith that balances perfectly atop a tiny pyramidal base.

"…the giant rock formation has been performing its amazing balancing act for as long as anyone can remember, defying the laws of physics and leaving the visitors of Brimham Moor scratching their heads in awe. Also known as The Druids Idol or The Druid’s Writing Desk, this unique attraction sits on a tiny lump of rock only one foot in circumference. Photos of it have been circulating on the internet for years, with many claiming it is just the result of Photoshop manipulation, but the Idol of Brimham is very real, an example of Mother Nature’s artistic talent."

Visit the Brimham Rocks website to learn more about this amazing place.

Photos by Oliver C. Wright, binleeee, and Soda Head respectively.

[via Oddity Central]

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