Torndirrup National Park located 10 kilometres south of Albany and spans some 3,906 hectares. Here the rugged southern coastline of limestone cliffs, granite headland and white sandy beaches bear the full force of the powerful Southern Ocean. This area of the Australian coastline was connected to Antarctica millions of years ago when both continents formed part of the supercontinent Gondwana. Ocean-carved features, such as The Gap and the Natural Bridge are the remains of an ancient mountain range. The mountain range slowly eroded and its granite core became exposed and fractured, creating a pattern of vertical and horizontal cracks called joints. Some joints gradually joined together, carving out granite blocks, many of which have been swept away by the powerful Southern Ocean.
This photograph captures the essence of the granite fractures, forming block like features in the stone. The colours of the rock and pattern of fractures make an interesting composition that leads the eye off into the distant blue sky. I love how the clouds almost mimic the pattern of the rock below.
Location - Torndirrup National Park, Western Australia
Aspect Shown - Square
Product Code - FP17162S
Camera Specifications: Canon EOS 5DS-R, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM, Focal Length: 16mm, ISO 100, MM: Pattern, Exp: 1/160@f/8