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by on Apr.17, 2016, under Life, Photography

Today we were going on a day trip to Quobba to visit the blow holes.

Discovered in 1911, the Blowholes are located 73km from Carnarvon to the north. A powerful jet of water is forced with enormous pressure through holes in the rock, sometimes to a height of 20m. One kilometre south of the Blows lies a pristine beach protected by a coral reef.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 42 mm, 1/320 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

Quobba Blow Holes

Quobba Blow Holes

Quobba Blow Holes

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 122 mm, 1/800 sec at f/9, ISO 250

Nearby to the north is a memorial to the battle between HMAS Sydney and German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran. Both ships were lost at sea in the battle and all 645 souls on the HMAS Sydney were lost. It was the largest loss of life in the history of the Royal Australian Navy, the largest Allied warship lost with all hands during World War II.

Candy Rock

Candy Rock

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 300 mm, 1/640 sec at f/13, ISO 640

We also visited the Quobba Lighthouse which sits atop a nice hill near the coast with spectacular views of the coastline.

Quobba View

Quobba View

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 105 mm, 1/125 sec at f/9, ISO 200

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