Apostles Near Melbourne, Australia

October 01, 2010

Photographer: Ray Boren 
Summary Author: Ray Boren

Southwest of Melbourne, along Australia’s Great Ocean Road, stand a series of off-shore rock towers called the Twelve Apostles. Now, though, only eight remain. These sea stacks, up to 148 feet (44 m) in height, are the eroded remnants of Miocene limestone headlands and caves, left standing off Port Campbell National Park. Erosion continues to take a toll on these scenic stacks, which originally were given the moniker the Sow and Piglets. One “apostle” collapsed in 2006, and nearby "London Bridge" lost one of its spans in 1990, leaving the renamed London Arch stranded offshore. Photo taken on January 12, 2009.

Photo details: Camera Maker: NIKON CORPORATION; Camera Model: NIKON D70; Focal Length: 70.0mm; Aperture: f/8.0; Exposure Time: 0.0010 s (1/1000); ISO equiv: 200; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Flash Fired: No; Color Space: sRGB.