Storm At Eagles Nest by Joel Gough

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Eagles Nest is a rock formation located on the South Gippsland coast near Inverloch, Victoria, Australia.

It was a fairly dull evening and I was sitting in my car at the Eagles Nest car park watching the sky as I could see a storm approaching. I then noticed an unusual cloud formation coming from the north east towards the ocean so I quickly grabbed my camera gear, ran down the cliff and headed out along the rocks towards eagles nest.

I found a good spot out and around on of the cliffs, small waves were crashing on the rocks and I waited for the clouds to approach from the left and hopefully appear right behind Eagles Nest.

As it was getting really dark and I had walked quite far over the rocks I decided to head back after only getting a couple of shots. I’d been negotiating may way around the rock pools when lightning started coming out of not only those clouds but all the clouds around me. I stopped for a second to consider getting a shot as I can’t describe how amazing it looked but I felt my hair stand on end (they say if that happens you are about to be struck, or really close), was standing in water, had a large metal tripod in my hand and the lightning was all around me, plus it was almost pitch black except for the lightning strikes. So I took off back to the car as fast as I could although I slipped a few times on the rocks and fell in a few small rock pools as I couldn’t see them, thankfully I somehow managed to protect my camera and make it back to the car, just before the rain started pouring too.

So this is possibly my favorite photo.


  • HenkStolk
    HenkStolkalmost 6 years ago

    nice shot

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot on this great location…I love the story that goes with it as well.

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    excellent work,

  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellalmost 5 years ago

    A very dramatic shot with an amazing sea and sky. Sounds like you had an adventure.

  • mimbula
    mimbulaabout 4 years ago

    Love it! Can’t wait for my print of this to arrive.

  • Josh Nicol
    Josh Nicolover 3 years ago

    Wow,that is an amazing story and awesome picture to go with it.

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    Thoughtfully creation; so beautiful, I happy to consider your work:)
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  • Iain MacLean
    Iain MacLeanover 2 years ago

    Beautiful monochrome.

  • Pauline Tims
    Pauline Timsabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful image

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