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This spectacular view was captured from near Baltzer Lookout, looking into the Grose Valley, Blue Mountains National Park.

The rock formation on the left is known as Hanging Rock. On the right are sheer sandstone cliffs leading up to the main lookout. A small grass tree (Xanthorrhoea) is growing in the foreground on the cliff edge.

The Grose Valley is a rugged valley in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia. It was formed by the Grose River, the headwaters of which are in the Mount Victoria area.

Captured in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains Park near Blackheath.

Canon 400D, 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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  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 3 years ago

    Nailed it !! – picture perfect Michael – Love it !!

  • Thanks Gail – it was well worth the effort in getting there. Thanks for the fave too!

    – Michael John

  • Alison Murphy
    Alison Murphyover 3 years ago

    Great capture! beautiful contrast, love it!

  • Thanks for the great comment Ainslie

    – Michael John

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Michael

  • Thanks for the fave Kathilee

    – Michael John

  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture of a beautiful place.

  • Thank you

    – Michael John

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 3 years ago

    WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! checking out how to get there asap!!!

  • It is not an easy walk, but worth the effort. Thanks for the fave Virginia!

    – Michael John

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 3 years ago

    This is beautiful, Michael. Great clarity!

  • Thanks for commenting and for the fave Sonia!

    – Michael John

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    AWESOME image, Michael!!! Very impressive! And, yep…. it calls to me, too! lol!

    ‘sigh’ Don’t mind me… just gonna sit here for awhile and enjoy the view and the great emotions and imaginings that come with it. :)

    Love it. Wonderful composition, too!

  • I am pleased that it has such an effect on you Donna. An amazing place to visit, but a bit dangerous. Thanks for the fave!

    – Michael John

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 3 years ago

    Luv the colours and textures in this one!!! Great shot..

  • Thanks for that Sharon

    – Michael John

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

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