The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia.

The site was known as the Sow and Piglets until 1922 (Muttonbird Island, near Loch Ard Gorge, was the Sow, and the smaller rock stacks the Piglets) after which it was renamed to The Apostles for tourism purposes. The formation eventually became known as the Twelve Apostles, despite only ever having nine stacks. The rock stacks are the temporary remnants of a retreating limestone coastline, under constant attack by the sea. Cliff faces are being eroded at the rate of about two centimetres per year.

Taken with Canon 50D SLR, 18-200mm lens, & polarsing filter
Processed with Adobe Camera Raw & Velvia Vision HDR


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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey :)

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