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The Great Ocean Road : 4

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 6 December 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

+++ The 12 Apostles +++


This angle is a lesser known view of the Twelve Apostles site. The limestone pillars are protected by the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park which covers 7500 hectares which covers 17km of coastline.

What we see here is above the water. The park also beauty the park protects some of Victoria’s spectacular underwater arches, canyons, fissures, gutters and deep sloping reefs.

The underwater structures provide habitats for marine flora and fauna.

"Many animals prosper both above and below the water including seabirds, seals, lobsters, reef fish and sea spiders. The intertidal and shallow sub-tidal reefs are known to have the greatest diversity of invertebrates on limestone reef in Victoria. Marine mammals, such as whales, are also known to visit the area. Patient visitors after dark or in the early morning may see Little Penguins which nest in caves below the Twelve Apostles."

Source: Parks Victoria

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The ever-changing face of the coastline over the past few decades is beautifully illustrated in this superb HD video by Phil Selmes that shows clearly how erosion causes collapses and creates stacks.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/30 second F/27.0 ISO 100 300 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Stunning view

6 Dec 2016 6:38am

@Jypyä Pop: Thanks for the visit

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, I recognise the shapes from your previous - thanks for that link to the video . . great stuff !

6 Dec 2016 7:22am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you Ronnie

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

A beautiful perspective of this natural icon.

6 Dec 2016 9:18am

@Gemma Wiseman: Much appreciated Gemma

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Lovely

6 Dec 2016 11:50am

@beach: Thanks

Sam from Chennai, India

Magnificent. Beautiful image. :)

6 Dec 2016 1:17pm

@Sam: Thank you Sam

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wonderful.

6 Dec 2016 2:37pm

@Willem: Thanks

Devi from Chennai, India

wow... I am totally drawn into this journey:)

6 Dec 2016 4:31pm

@Devi: Great, it is,lovely to have your company!

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien

7 Dec 2016 9:23am