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12 Apostles, Australia mounted print

Top 10 Rocky Coast Challenge Beach, River & Lake Treasures

Perhaps one of the most taken of shots from along the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.
“The Twelve Apostles are giant rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean and are the central feature of the rugged Port Campbell National Park.

The Twelve Apostles 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 blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs. The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed rock stacks up to 45 metres high were left isolated from the shore.

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.

The Twelve Apostles are located just east of Port Campbell, along the Great Ocean Road. Parks Victoria has built boardwalks, tracks, and viewing areas to ensure you get spectacular views of the Twelve Apostles."
Nikon D40X, 18-55

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An amateur, but a long love of photography. A recent move to digital has seen the love ‘blossom’, and a greater enjoyment in the field. I will try most forms of photography, and gain both knowledge and fun out of the experimentation. Using a Nikon D300 and D7000, with a range of lenses, and filters. I hope you enjoy the views as much as I’ve enjoyed taking them.

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  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture of this iconic coastline.

  • Thanks heaps. Always a worry when it’s been done so many times, but then I felt well this is my contribution so put it up. Cheers, Baz

    – bazcelt

  • Jonathan Stacey
    Jonathan Staceyalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot.

  • thanks for the comment. always a worry when you put up something of a location which gets so many photos taken.

    – bazcelt

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 5 years ago

  • Bill  Robinson
    Bill Robinsonalmost 5 years ago

    Beaut exposure. Maybe one of the most taken shots, but still a treat to view when done well. ;o)

  • Thanks Bill. Yes, it sure is a favourite for all to take, always a worry that have you done it any justice, so appreciate the great comment.

    – bazcelt

  • Lisa Williams
    Lisa Williamsalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thanks Lisa, and thanks for the fave as well!

    – bazcelt

  • Tomi10
    Tomi10almost 5 years ago

    as one seems to fall over every few years you may have to make regular treks – lol Great picture of a beautiful place

  • Thanks for the comment – yes, it’s going to be a case of who gets the last one standing!

    – bazcelt

  • Liz Worth
    Liz Worthalmost 5 years ago

    Great work Bazcelt – terrific capture and perfect colours.

  • Thanks heaps! Always a worry when you do a photo of these! Done so many times, and so expertly, so nice to get compliments.

    – bazcelt

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenalmost 5 years ago

    As good any shot I’ve seen of this location….Well done…Fabulous image…

  • Gee, thanks for that! A great compliment!

    – bazcelt

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

  • CriscoPhotos
    CriscoPhotosover 4 years ago

  • wow! thanks so much for the honour! much appreciated.

    – bazcelt

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