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Dimensions4608 x 3456
Original file size2.31 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken5-Feb-14 01:18
Date modified11-Oct-20 15:05
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon PowerShot SX60 HS
Focal length3.8 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.4
Exposure1/800 at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Las Cajones Gorge

Las Cajones Gorge

Las cajones is a gorge formed by the Chame River. The word cajones in Spanish means drawers as in dresser drawers. For some reason, the local folks thought the layers and steps formed by erosion of the river looked like drawers. Technically a gorge is really a canyon which is a geographical feature caused by a river that through a process of epigenesis excavates a deep fissure of almost vertical walls in sedimentary terrain. The Cajones de Chame are an amazing set of rock mazes. The sedimentary rock has been worn away over centuries and now forms a steep canyon that ranges for hundreds of meters. It is the longest gorge like this in Panama. The beauty of the canyon was amazing. Reminded me of some gorges in the Canadian Rockies but surrounded by lush, green, jungle vegetation. Location: 30 kilometers from Coronado, Panama.