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This shot was taken on a massive weekend where we walked the whole 64km southern Prom circuit via the lighthouse in two days. This was taken at south-east point near the lighthouse of these oft photographed rocks. The lenticular cloud on top of Rodondo was amazing that day and fortunately I had my 300mm zoom on hand to compose a shot in a pleasing way.

Although Rodondo Island is just 12km off the Victorian coast it is part of Tasmania. To me this seemed quite illogical until I stumbled across the fact that the boarder was established before the Colony of Victoria had even been created making it initially a NSW, Tasmania border which is quite sensible.

The island is a remnant of the land bridge that once connected Tasmania with the mainland 6000 years ago. It is 350m high and is so isolated that when it was first climbed in 1947 it was found to support a number of trees and shrubs that are found nowhere else in the world. In the 1840’s Rodondo along with forty-foot rocks were touted as alternative lighthouse location before South-east point was settled on due to its comparative ease of access. Due to its height and distance offshore it is clearly visible from a surprising number of locations including Tongue Point on the west coast and Kersops Peak on the east coast. Rodondo Island was not officially protected until 1976 when it was declared a nature reserve by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

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

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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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  • Kathleen Hill
    Kathleen Hillalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful photo and very interesting description

  • greenfrog153
    greenfrog153almost 7 years ago

    Amazinly beautiful image Travis.

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullneralmost 7 years ago

    Such an awesome scene Trav….The mushroom cloud over Rodondo really tops it off…
    Must do this circuit one’s on my list for sure…I’m actually thinking Fairy Cove and Tongue Point very soon…rgs, Rob.

  • Another one on your list Rob, time to start ticking and stop adding I reckon ;-).

    Huge congrates on getting that Fab monkey pic in the ‘In the moment’ book it’s a totally stunning capture, definitely an oustanding shot in an oustanding folio.

    Fairy cove and tongue point are stunners done it so many times but never seem to get it in the light that i want it, one day.

    – Travis Easton

  • Tony Middleton
    Tony Middletonalmost 7 years ago

    nice composition Trav ! the lenticular cloud atop really gives the image some extra interest that is for sure !

    2days to do the circuit…gee/ow :)

  • I’ve done the lower circuit Tidal/Oberon/Waterloo/Sealers/Tidal in a day Melbourne to Melbourne, that was a big un this one was easy all the walking was in daylight!!!??? Lenticular huh I love people who know stuff about stuff, apreciated as always.

    – Travis Easton

  • DavidIori
    DavidIorialmost 7 years ago

    Nice Shot Travis well framed gorgeous

  • Kelly McGill
    Kelly McGillalmost 7 years ago

    Brilliant! Love it!

    AARDVARKalmost 7 years ago

    Great snap Travis.

  • LocoCow
    LocoCowalmost 7 years ago


  • Charl045
    Charl045almost 7 years ago

    Beautiful scenery!! Well done!

  • Steve  Taylor
    Steve Tayloralmost 7 years ago

    Good comp. I like that clould in bg.

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