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Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia by Adrian Paul

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Perched above the sea and only a short walk from the nearby carpark in Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island, 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

One RAW image processed in Photomatix Pro 4.2




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I am a retired secondary school English teacher and live in Coffs Harbour (NSW) Australia.

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  • myraj
    myrajalmost 2 years ago

    WOW! Remarkable work Adrian. Great colour nd texture.

  • Thanks Myra, both for your comments and for adding this to your favourites. This is a truly amazing place.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    Nature In Its Entirety-NOTHING MAN MADE ~ FEATURES ~ January 15th, 2013

  • Thank you for featuring this work Evita.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Ian Berry
    Ian Berryalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot Adrian. I was there in November and took that many shots of this remarkable area.

  • Thanks Ian. It’s easy to do that on Kangaroo Island, isn’t it?

    – Adrian Paul

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardalmost 2 years ago

    Makes me want to visit Australia……….wonderful !!!

  • Thanks Nancy. Oh yes – put it on your ‘must do’ list.

    – Adrian Paul

  • janewiebenga
    janewiebengaalmost 2 years ago

    Great image Adrian. I haven’t been to Kangaroo Island in years. Has it changed much?
    It was a fantastic place with the air so clean. : )

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 2 years ago

    Quite a remarkable image Adrian … love the tones !

  • Thanks Trish. Yes the tones are something special.

    – Adrian Paul

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkover 1 year ago

    It’s a wonderful image Adrian. Congrats.

  • Thank you John, both for your comment and for featuring this image.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 1 year ago

    Really wonderful image Adrian.

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodbury5 months ago

    Congratulations Adrian xx

    In the challenge dramatic rocks 13.07.2014

  • Wow! A challenge win – that’s wonderful news. Thanks Gail.

    – Adrian Paul

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