Photographer's Note

This picture I took on my stop in Victoria (03). The twelve Apostles are located on Great Ocean Road near Loch Ard Gorge.

The twelve apostles were formed by the erosion of the original coastline. As the sea constantly eroded away the limestone, gradually these individual rocks were left. The current mainland part however is still being eroded away (approx. 2cm a year) so in the future there are expected to be more rocks or 'apostles'. Some day there might even be a 13th apostle, although that is probably a long way of :)

The weather when I took this picture was particularly bad. I dared not go to close to the edge as the wind was violent. It seems however that most pictures taken of the twelve apostles have bad weather, so consider yourself lucky if you catch a clear sky :)

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  • Copyright: Philip Emerson (black_hole) (24)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-07-25
  • Categories: Nature
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-01-30 8:21
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