Hanging Rock, Blackheath by Michael John

Hanging Rock is an outstanding feature near Baltzer Lookout, Blackheath.

A huge overhanging block of sandstone, over 100m high, has become detached from the main cliff and juts out over the Grose Valley in the World Heritage Listed, Blue Mountains National Park.

It is separated from the main cliff by an ever-widening gap of around 0.5m, which can be seen on the left of this photo.

Blackheath, NSW, Australia.

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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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  • PBWright
    PBWrightover 4 years ago

    Wow! Fantastic shot! Wonderful light, too.

  • Thank you for the great comment, and for the fave. Much appreciated.

    – Michael John

  • Aj Finan
    Aj Finanover 4 years ago

  • Thank you.

    – Michael John

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 4 years ago

    Lovely image, looks like an animal head, great shot :o)

  • Thanks Josie. Yes, some people see an animal head while others see a human face.

    – Michael John

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 4 years ago

    Wow, what a fantastic shot Michael. I like your capture as you have also included the distant rolling hills.

  • Thanks for the great comment Ralph. It is an amazing place.

    – Michael John

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 4 years ago

    This is an incredible image Michael and an instant favourite for me … it has a huge Wow factor to this one♥

  • Thanks for the great comment and for the fave Bev. It was a bit an experience just to capture this photo, but well worth the effort!

    – Michael John

  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenover 4 years ago

    breathtaking! :-)) val

  • Thanks for viewing and for the fave Val.

    – Michael John

  • Nel73
    Nel73over 4 years ago

    Nice photo;-)

  • Thanks for the fave Nel – much appreciated!

    – Michael John

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Great photo Mike. I enjoyed showing you one of my favourite spots in the mountains.

  • Yes Michael, thanks for revealing this place – I couldn’t have found it on my own! Thanks for the fave too.

    – Michael John

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture Michael :)

  • Thank you Judi. It sure is a fantastic spot.

    – Michael John

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