Image taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point & shoot, previously uploaded now processed in Simply HDR for Mac for “Different Sunset” challenge.
As you look out over Bass Strait from The Nobbies, you see the rocky outcrop known as Seal Rocks. It is a special place where Australia’s largest colony of fur seals frolic, live and breed.
The sun sets directly behind Seal Rocks.
The Nobbies is at the tip of Phillip Island, one and a half hours drive South East of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and part of Phillip Island Nature Parks.
Phillip Island Nature Parks is the home of Australia’s most popular natural wildlife attraction – the iconic Penguin Parade, along with the Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and the Nobbies Centre. All profits that the Nature Parks generates are re-invested into research, sustainability, ecotourism, conservation,environmental and educational initiatives.
Created by the State Government in 1996, it is the only ‘Nature Parks’ in Victoria. The term means that all conservation areas are managed under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978. The Nature Parks is managed by a Board of Management that is appointed by the Minister responsible for the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978.
The Nature Parks is home to unique wildlife and spectacular coastal scenery – protected and managed by quality environmental and research programs. The area that the Nature Parks manages is over 1,805 hectares and includes diverse environments and habitats for a range of flora and fauna including threatened species. We acknowledge that the Nature Parks is part of the traditional lands of the Boon wurrung Aboriginal people.