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Whale Beach Tuross Heads NSW

First Place in the Skyscapes Group
Purple Sunrise/Sunset Challenge

First Place in the Sapphire & Nature Coasts, NSW

Top Ten Placing In
Beachscpaes with drifting water

I don’t know if the beach is really called whale beach. I only call it that because when I was child a whale was washed up there. He was buried on the beach and there is a mound now covered in vegetation marking the spot where he lay.

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australia, beach, coast, k100d, ocean, pentax


  • Michael Walters
    Michael Waltersover 5 years ago

    Beautifully captured Mel, the moon looks fantastic and is the cherry on top of this shot. Great to see you doing some seascapes too:)

  • Thanks Michael,

    Got wet feet and nearly lost the camera bag due to a few big waves.

    – Melanie Roberts

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 5 years ago

    Beautiful mystical colours- this is absolutely stunning!!

  • Thank you

    – Melanie Roberts

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 5 years ago

    Another great catch Mel, the colours and scene are magic.

  • Thanks, This one is my favourite

    – Melanie Roberts

  • Paul Starkey
    Paul Starkeyover 5 years ago

    Wow Mel, this is great!!

  • Thanks Paul

    – Melanie Roberts

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


  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 5 years ago

    Lovely purple hue to the sky which compliments the soothing waves gently coming in on the rocks and the moon just sits so nicely in the sky too.

  • Thank you Stuart

    – Melanie Roberts

  • Alistair Wilson
    Alistair Wilsonover 5 years ago

    beautiful shot melanie this is fantastic!

  • Thanks Alistair – Was admiring your work earlier today very inspirational for me.

    – Melanie Roberts

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 5 years ago

    Awesome !! Great story behind this : )

  • Thank you Sean

    – Melanie Roberts

  • Johnny P
    Johnny Pover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Melanie, and an interesting story behind it too :-) Well done.

  • Thanks Johnny,

    Your self portraits are incredible

    – Melanie Roberts

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 5 years ago

    A beautiful dreamy image!

  • Thank you Barbara

    – Melanie Roberts

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