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As a keen rock-climber Mt Bishop has always held a slightly mythical fascination for me. Rock-climbers have named the giant tor on its peak ‘whale rock’ and the thinner of the two cracks on its left hand side has a classic grade 21 rock climb up it called ‘Cachalot’ which was the first significant free climb route completed at the Prom in 1977. I haven’t actually climbed it but some lines are just so bold and perfect that they just seem to capture the imagination.

On a purely aesthetic level I find its combination of granite slabs, tors and vegetation very striking and due to its sentinel like presence guarding the road approach to Tidal River, it is a mountain that every Prom visitor is familiar with. For many the sight of it signifies the moment when you know you’ve returned to the magical place that is the Prom.

Mt Bishop was named after Captain Charles Bishop a business partner of George Bass who commenced decimating the seal population in 1799 a year after Bass was the first European to visit the Prom.

For more shots from this area check out my Wilsons Promontory gallery.

To check out other mountain photographs see my Mountains gallery.

$30 a month of photography related profits go to the Wilderness Society

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Australia’s rugged landscape is an important part of my life and over many years I have explored some of the more remote parts of it on foot, ski, kayak and rope. I usually travel alone so I can take my time capturing the essence of these places without distraction. Life slows down and after a while I feel like I begin to merge with the land, nature takes me into her confidence and changes me. I hope you enjoy the fruit of these excursions.

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  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerabout 5 years ago

    Impressive scene Trav…now I know which mount. your talking about..Yes, it does grab you, even from the road. Love the fg moss that just jumps out at you with it’s vibrant color..

  • Took this on one of those perfect mid winter blue sky days where the sun was a bit lower in the sky and really bounced nicely off the moss, thanks mate.

    – Travis Easton

  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowabout 5 years ago

    Oh mu goodness Trav, this is lovely — the light and colours are ravishing!

  • Thanks Harry, shame that’s it was burnt to a crisp in the recent bushfires.

    – Travis Easton

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 5 years ago

    Everything work well here to make a magical picture

  • Tony Middleton
    Tony Middletonabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic composition Trav. It’s a rare perspective of this amazing spot. The clear day is perfect for the shot and all it’s colours. Well done !

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work, Travis!

  • iamnirak
    iamnirakabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful

  • Donovan wilson
    Donovan wilsonabout 5 years ago

    i love this one Trav you have got it spot on.

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosabout 5 years ago

    Brillliant colours and textures Trav, love the composition and low pov, nice work!

  • RanyLutz
    RanyLutzabout 5 years ago

    Stunning landscape!

  • gaylene
    gayleneabout 5 years ago

    So gorgeous – you sure do get around trav. This is fabulous.

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