"Jaws of Death"
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â€œJaws of Deathâ€
The remarkable â€œJaws of Deathâ€ rock formation (Now known as The Balconies) is appropriately named as seen in this image.
The shape of the upper and lower rocks opens out onto a vast plateau akin to pre-historic like Jaws, providing stunning views of the vast Grampian Ranges.
Prior to 1996 visitors were permitted to walk out to, the lower Jaw or level, of the formation but due to the instable and dangerous environment the Jaws were closed to the public.
However, the views remain in this stunning formation of natureâ€™s awe inspiring beauty at the Grampians National Park, only a 45 minute drive from my home town.
The Grampians National Park (also Gariwerd) is a national park in Victoria, Australia, 235 kilometres west of Melbourne. The Park was listed on the National Heritage List on 15 December 2006 for its outstanding natural beauty and being one of the richest Indigenous rock art sites in south-eastern Australia.
The Grampians feature a striking series of sandstone mountain ranges. The ranges were named in 1836 by Surveyor General of New South Wales Sir Thomas Mitchell after the Grampian Mountains in his native Scotland, but are also known by the name Gariwerd, from one of the local Australian Aboriginal languages.
There are older photos taken of people standing on the lower level, the following is a link if your interested!
Exp â€“ 1/80
Apt â€“ F/2.8
ISO â€“ 80
F/L â€“ 6.20mm
Taken with my Canon "IXY" 25 IS Camera.
Also by Christopher J Chalk
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