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Two Galahs (Rose-breasted Cockatoos)sit atop a pinnacle in Nambung National Park.

These weird limestone formations, some of which stand as high as 4 metres, were formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago, after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. Over time, coastal winds have removed the surrounding sand, leaving the pillars exposed to the elements. The Pinnacles remained unknown to most Australians until the 1960s, when the area was added to Nambung National Park. Today over 250,000 people visit the area each year.

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