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.


water, white, landscape, long, black, australia, exposure, coast, victoria, south, seascape, inverloch, gippsland, ocean, sea, storm, beach


  • HenkStolk
    HenkStolkover 5 years ago

    nice shot

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerabout 5 years ago

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

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    excellent work,

  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellover 4 years ago

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

  • mimbula
    mimbulaalmost 4 years ago

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

  • Josh Nicol
    Josh Nicolabout 3 years ago

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

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 2 years ago

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

    Beautiful monochrome.

  • Pauline Tims
    Pauline Timsalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful image

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