These stately limestone stacks off the southeastern coast of Australia are constantly changing due to erosion. In fact, even the number of stacks is changing but the iconic name is not. Today, only eight Apostles remain in this famous cluster, but many more stacks stand along the coastline.
The badlands around the world come in many shapes and colors, but have in common the difficulty they present to any who would like to pass through them. I chose this image for this week’s challenge, which includes a collection of entries posted each week by Leanne Cole. To see all of this week’s entries go to Leanne’s blog.
Sawn Rocks, in New South Wales, Australia, is an example of a volcanic rock formation called “organ-piping”–it’s easy to see why. On our way to see this formation, a mishap occurred and I’ll share with you the following quote from my travel journal: “Sad day. On our way to Mt. Kaputar NP, I accidentally locked the car key in the boot. The car was unlocked, but the inside latch wouldn’t work. We ended up being towed by a guy named Brian to a garage in Murrurrundi owned by a guy named Ashley. It took a full 24 hours to get the key out and we ended up staying across the street from the garage at a trucker hotel instead of Craigton Resort at the NP.”
All was well in the end and I even managed to take this shot on our abbreviated visit to the park. We had schedules to keep!
Waves crash forcefully into a rock formation off the California coast year after year with no visible effects. Strong and firm, the rocks remain trusted seaside monuments. To see all the other images in today’s monochrome challenge, go to Leanne Cole’s blog.
This rock tower standing against the Wyoming sky is believed to be the result of igneous rock being thrust upward by the force of magma. It first appeared as just a mound of earth. But as the outer layers of softer rock eroded over many years, the gray columns of the tower took shape. To see more entries in this week’s challenge, go to Leanne Cole Photography.