This is the Great Wall of New Zealand – caused by the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck earlier this month.
Incredibly, the massive quake disrupted the nation’s beautiful landscape enough that it formed a mini version of China’s Great Wall.
Other images reveal that the ground opened up as a result of the natural disaster.
Incredible images taken by Dr Kate Pedley shows the effects of the earthquake in an area that has been sealed off since it happened.
She was among a group of scientists to be allowed onto the site, and this is what they were greeted with.
She said: ‘Maybe not as flashy as the ruptures north of Kaikoura but a complicated 3km-wide zone of numerous ruptures and associated structures.
‘Thankfully, those south and west of Waiau generally got off lightly, but it very quickly got messy for infrastructure to the northeast. The amount of associated rockfall, landslides and slumps were incredible.’
Dr Pedley’s photographs show the new rock formation, and elsewhere roads and fencing show how sections of the earth have shifted out of line.
The force of the quake was so strong, one landslide even created a dam on the Leader River.
Senior lecturer in engineering geology Dr Clark Fenton said as well as measuring the displacement of the land, the team managed to rescue a lamb from a 1.5 metre fissure in the ground.