Loch Ard Gorge by Chris Chalk

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Travelling along what is recognized as one of the world’s most scenic drives the “Great Ocean Road” follows the stunning coastline of Victoria’s south- west. The road winds along cliff tops, up to breathtaking headlands, down onto the edge of beaches, across river estuaries and through lush rainforests offering panoramic views of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean at every turn.

This is one of many gigantic limestone cliffs, known as the “Loch Ard Gorge”. Named after the clipper “Loch Ard”, an iron-hulled clipper ship weighing 1700tonne, it ran aground here in 1878 when sailing from England to Melbourne with 54 people aboard. Only two people survived, a cabin boy, named Tom Pearce and a young woman who Pearce saved, Eva Carmichael.

Strategic lookouts provide amazing views but descending down to the beach where these unique giants await in all there glory is something to behold. Tourists from around the world are in awe at the size of these uniquely formed cliffs.

Victoria – Australia*Canon EOS “KISS” D/SLR Camera1/200, F/9, 29mm, ISO 100

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oceans, sea, cliffs, scenic, unique, erosion, beaches, australia

Hi, my name is Chris. I reside in Horsham, the capital of the whealt belt area in Victoria, Australia. I enjoy capturing the beauty of my beloved country and touring Australia in my Caravan. The majority of my photographs are landscape images of my travels.

I hope you enjoy my travels too and I thankyou for taking your time to look at my work!

Warm Regards

Chris (cjcphotography)

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Comments

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 1 year ago

    Love your description, looks a fabulous place! Stunning shot Chrs x

  • Thanks, Pauline :) xo

    – Chris Chalk

  • fauselr
    fauselrabout 1 year ago

    lovely

  • Thank you, Fauselr :)

    – Chris Chalk

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 1 year ago

    Like the way you composed this shot,……..Excellent image.

  • Thanks John :)

    – Chris Chalk

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 1 year ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you, Sylvia :) xo

    – Chris Chalk

  • 4nmb2
    4nmb2about 1 year ago

    Wonderful shot Chris!

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...9 months ago

    magnificent work Chris!

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhoto26 days ago

    Beautifully composed image Chris.
    Bob

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