Umpherston Sinkhole - Inside, looking out!

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© Christopher J Chalk
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One of several caves inside the sinkhole covered by vines/creepers, created by millions of years of erosion.

Umpherston Sinkhole, also known, as The Sunken Garden was once a cave formed through dissolution of the limestone. The sinkhole was created when the top of the chamber collapsed downwards. Now the topsoil down on the floor of the cave forms the perfect environment for this beautiful garden.

Mt.Gambier, South Australia

*Canon EOS “KISS” D/SLR Camera

12 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (4 Jul 2011):

    Well done, Chris! This is an intriguing place.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (4 Jul 2011):

    Those vines for a beautiful veil....neat shot!!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly gave props (4 Jul 2011):

    WOW! Thanks for 'taking me there', even if just vicariously, a most enjoyable place with a perfect set-up by the first shot.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 Jul 2011):

    Wow, what a perfect perspective for this fabulous photo!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Jul 2011):

    oh yeah!!!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2011):

    There's some king of magic in this. Love it

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (6 Jul 2011):

    Magical, love it... a super entry..

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (6 Jul 2011):

    Another remarkable capture of this wonder of nature!! So beautiful..

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond   gave props (7 Jul 2011):

    Works well for thetheme, Chris. What a place. R

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    Such a wonderful take on this theme, Chris. Really love the lighting.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (11 Jul 2011):

    I bet it is cool and beautiful there! I love the light on this terrific shot!!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (26 Jul 2011):

    WOW

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