Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Adrian Paul

Coffs Harbour, Australia

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499 views as at 19 December 2011

This view of Remarkable Rocks (Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australi)was taken from under the ‘lip’ of the massive rock as shown in my image Remarkable Rocks (2).

Perched above the sea in, the impressive Remarkable Rocks form what appear to be a cluster of precariously balanced granite boulders. This stunning work of nature has been shaped by the erosive forces of wind, sea spray and rain over some 500 million years.

The orange on the rocks is an extremely slow growing form of lichen, the only living thing able to survive on the bare rock. They secrete their acid to release their food (minerals and nutrients) from the rock. This process creates soil – slowly breaking down Remarkable Rocks.

Camera – Nikon D80; Lens – Tamron 28 -300 VC

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