Photographer's Note

These silent sentinels are some of the thousands of Pinnacles that characterise the desert in the Nambung National Park. They are made of seashells and limestone, blown by the wind to form these unusual shapes over millions of years. The Pinnacles vary in size from just a few centimetres to as high as 4 metres. The best time to visit them is in Springtime, when the desert flowers are out, but any time is beautiful, although I recommend the cooler months as temperatures can reach into the 40s and 50s centigrade. Nambung Desert is 2 or so hours north of Perth and the nearest town is Cervantes, a charming fishing village where you can eat a lovely fresh lobster straight off the boat.

I spent all day here and would dearly have loved to have stayed for the lunar eclipse that was happening that night, but wasn't confident driving in the dark with all the wildlife about.

Canon 5D MkII
Circular Polarising Filter
17mm using 17-40mm lens
ISO 100
1/40 seconds

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Additional Photos by Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5630 W: 351 N: 12436] (60288)
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