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© Christopher J Chalk
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Twelve Apostles:

The world famous Twelve Apostles are giant rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean. They have been created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs of the mainland that began 10–20 million years ago. The stormy Southern Ocean and constant blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves and sheer cliffs. The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed rock stacks up to 45 metres high were left isolated from the shore. Although there are only a hand-full of stacks remaining in this group, they still retain there name from the late 1800s.

Sunrise and sunset offer particularly impressive views as the Twelve Apostles change colour from dark and foreboding in shadow to brilliant sandy yellow under a full sun.

Victoria – Australia

*Canon EOS “KISS” D/SLR Camera

*Marumi 58mm UV Digital High Grade Filter

23 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (8 May 2011):

    Dramatic and wonderful!

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (8 May 2011):

    very well captured

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (8 May 2011):

    WOW This is beautiful,,, i vote for JPG Meet-up there.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (8 May 2011):

    Awesome!!!! great composition....

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (8 May 2011):


  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (8 May 2011):

    beautiful. makes me wish i could be there to see it all for myself.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (8 May 2011):

    So lovely and peaceful.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 May 2011):

    Simply smashing silhouette.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (9 May 2011):


  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (9 May 2011):

    Fantastic shot!!!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (9 May 2011):

    The light is amazing; my favorite part is the lines of the water as it reaches the shore. Gorgeous, Chris! And I agree with Linda....let's all start saving now for an Australia meet up!!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (9 May 2011):

    Beautiful composition and lighting!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (9 May 2011):

    great comp!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (9 May 2011):

    OH wow, terrific and soooo beautiful !

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (9 May 2011):

    Keep 'em comin,' Chalky!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (9 May 2011):

    Love the impressive swirling motion of the clouds above. They add that 'cap' to what is a brilliant seascape. Nice one Chris.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (10 May 2011):

    Chris, it doesn't get more dramatic than this! This is positively MAGNIFICENT.....the clouds, silhouettes, the undulating pattern of the shore.....it's got it all!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (10 May 2011):

    A stunning shot my friend!! The light is incredible!!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (10 May 2011):

    A special moment indeed--another beauty

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (12 May 2011):

    There's some king of magic out there! Beautiful!!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (13 May 2011):

    Chris, your shot is one of the very best I've ever seen of that oft photographed place.

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (19 May 2011):

    Fantastic, especially with the clouds

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (21 May 2011):


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