Loch Ard Gorge

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© Christopher J Chalk

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Travelling along what is recognized as one of the world’s most scenic drives the “Great Ocean Road” follows the stunning limestone coastline of Victoria’s south- west.

The road winds along cliff tops, up to breathtaking headlands, down onto the edge of beaches, across river estuaries and through lush rainforests offering panoramic views of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean at every turn.

This is one of many gigantic limestone cliffs, known as the “Loch Ard Gorge”. Named after the clipper “Loch Ard”, an iron-hulled clipper ship weighing 1700tonne, it ran aground here in 1878 when sailing from England to Melbourne with 54 people aboard. Only two people survived, a cabin boy, named Tom Pearce and a young woman who Pearce saved, Eva Carmichael.

Strategic lookouts provide amazing views but descending down to the beach where these unique giants await in all there glory is something to behold.

Tourists from around the world are in awe at the size of these uniquely formed cliffs.

Victoria – Australia

*Canon EOS “KISS” D/SLR Camera

22 responses

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (5 May 2011):

    fantastic shot.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes   gave props (6 May 2011):

    awesome shot... a lot of history in those stones

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (6 May 2011):

    This is a beautiful place. I love that awesome water color. Great comp and color on this shot Chris. I must add this place to my tour.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (6 May 2011):

    Remarkable shot, Chris!! This is a very stunning photograph. I love the composition and the powerful waves and wildness of the waters. The clouds hanging low overhead are marvelous!! What a fantastic scene, very lovely!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (6 May 2011):

    great photo Chris! Nice.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (6 May 2011):

    I am in awe of your photo, Chris! Awesome landscape and awesome photo!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly gave props (6 May 2011):

    What a stunning view Chris! Great narrative as well. I appreciate greatly the information you provide on your shots.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (6 May 2011):

    Stunning is correct!! I MUST go there.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (6 May 2011):

    wonderful entry!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (6 May 2011):

    I have to get there one day. Spectacular.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (6 May 2011):

    love it!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (7 May 2011):

    What a remarkable image! The narrative adds greatly to it, also.. Very beautiful!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (8 May 2011):

    incredible shot!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (8 May 2011):

    Fabulous capture of this gorgeous view, Chris! Beautifully done!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (8 May 2011):

    I agree with Oregon Curly...The narrative greatly informs us of the images past history ...I'll bet the two people who survived had interesting stories to tell of their miraculous escape from death. Well done!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 May 2011):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (most impactfully).

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (9 May 2011):

    stunning

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (9 May 2011):

    I've so enjoyed your travel log Chris. I'm in awe of all the magnificient scenery in your backyard.

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (11 May 2011):

    väga hea foto

  • Jorge Reis

    Jorge Reis gave props (14 Jun 2011):

    great photometry!

  • Lisa Toleno

    Lisa Toleno (Deleted) gave props (1 Jul 2011):

    Cool capture and scene!

  • Julianna O'Brien

    Julianna O'Brien said (18 Apr 2012):

    love it!!

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