The Twelve Apostles by Michael John

Canvas Prints


Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 12.0"
Medium 12.0" x 18.0"
Large 16.0" x 24.0"
X large 19.9" x 30.0"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

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.

Challenge Winner
‘Seascapes’ – Jan 2011

ImageWriting – May 2010
Waves & Fine Art Waterscapes – Jun 2010
Alphabet Soup (A) – Jul 2010
A Place To Call Home – Jul 2010
4 Winners Only – Jul 2010
National Parks of Australia – Oct 2010
The World As We See It – Mar 2011
Islands of the World – Mar 2011
ImageWriting – Mar 2011
‘Explore’ Featured Photography – May 2011
Art and Ink So Free – May 2011
Artists Universe – May 2011
Featured For A Challenge – Aug 2011
High Quality Images – Sep 2011
New Creations of Beautiful Color – Sep 2011
Australiana Challenges (Coastal Cliffs) – Nov 2011
Rain – the Good, the Bad – Nov 2011
Superbly Visual – Nov 2011
Art of South Australia – Mar 2012
Australiana Challenges (Victoria) – Jul 2012
Australiana Challenges (Coasts) – Nov 2012

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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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  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 5 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 Matthewsalmost 5 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
    Themisalmost 5 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
    NautilusBluealmost 5 years ago

    A lovely shot of these famous icons mate :)

  • Thanks Julieblue. I am happy with this one.

    – Michael John

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture Michael!

  • Thanks for the comment Jan.

    – Michael John

  • Naia
    Naiaalmost 5 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 Hillalmost 5 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 Staffordalmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks Nancy. I am thrilled with the feature.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 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 xalmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks Polly

    – Michael John

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