The Limestone Coast

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© Christopher J Chalk
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Much of the Limestone Coast region is low-lying, and was inundated by sea about 2 million years ago. It had previously also been flooded 15–20 million years ago.

The plains are lined by rows of low sandhills parallel to the coast, created at times when the coastline was at that level. Prior to white settlement, much of the land between the sandhills was swamp fed by streams and subject to inundation. A network of drains totalling 1450 km has been constructed to channel the water away through the sandhills to the ocean. Important areas of wetland remain including the lakes and lagoons around the Murray Mouth, where the huge Murray River, by now reduced by draining off into the dry plains of Australia, finally meets the ocean between the Younghusband and the Sir Richard Peninsulas via a series of shallow lagoons including the Coorong, Lake Albert, Lake Alexandrina and Bool Lagoon.

The ideal time of the day to capture it’s glory is at sunrise/sunset where the colours change from natural lime to a beautiful glowing soft red colouring on the rock stacks!

*Canon EOS “KISS” D/SLR Camera

8 responses

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (14 Jul 2011):

    WOW! This is just beautiful! Wonderful colors, composition, light, and narrative. Exceptionally well done...

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (14 Jul 2011):

    Marvelous light and color!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (14 Jul 2011):

    gorgeous view! love the hills all the way in the distance.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (15 Jul 2011):

    Extraordinary topography, well captured.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 Jul 2011):

    fabulous coastline!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (16 Jul 2011):

    Great shot!!! and nice entry Chris!!! It is such a beautiful place and I am sure lot of soil erossion is there in the embackment!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (16 Jul 2011):

    Fantastic lines and comp!! I just have to see every inch of your beautiful Austraila one day.

  • László Szabó

    László Szabó said (20 Jan 2012):

    Beautiful shots, beautiful scenery

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