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The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks near Princetown along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia.

The apostles were formed by erosion of the soft limestone to form caves in the cliffs, which then became arches, which in turn collapsed; leaving rock stacks up to 45 metres high. The site was known as the Sow and Piglets until 1922.

The 50-metre tall Apostle (front left) collapsed on 3 July, 2005. This image was captured prior to its collapse.

This site is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Victoria.

Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia.

Mamiya ZM (film camera), as is.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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Comments

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 4 years ago

    ive always wondered what the view would be like from that beach congrats good capture

  • Thank you very much Philip. It certainly is a great scene.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Brilliant photo Mike. Instant fave. I love the waves flowing onto the beach especially. I’ll get to visit this icon one day.

  • Thanks Michael for the great comment and for the fave.

    – Michael John

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    Brilliant photo and good historical snapshot (perhaps you should add it to Preserving History)

  • Thanks for the comment and the suggestion.

    – Michael John

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueover 4 years ago

    A lovely shot of these famous icons mate :)

  • Thanks Julieblue. I am happy with this one.

    – Michael John

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekover 4 years ago

    Great capture Michael!

  • Thanks for the comment Jan.

    – Michael John

  • Naia
    Naiaover 4 years ago

    post-card-o-licious (I know that is not a word)
    well captured melting moment in time, beautiful lighting and colours, luscious clouds

  • wow, thanks for the great comments Naia. It is a great place to visit.

    – Michael John

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillover 4 years ago

    A wonderful capture of this beautiful place Michael, the composition and colours are fabulous!

  • Thanks heaps Kerry for the great comment.

    – Michael John

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Nancy. I am thrilled with the feature.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature of this great image Michael! I must see what’s left of these before they all disintegrate through the ravages of time and tide.

  • Thanks Trish. Yes, I suppose they will all be gone before long.

    – Michael John

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Polly

    – Michael John

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