Monday, 8 April 2013


The Pinnacles are limestone formations contained within Nambung National Park, near the town of Cervantes, Western Australia. The raw material for the limestone of the Pinnacles came from seashells in an earlier epoch rich in marine life. These shells were broken down into lime rich sands which were blown inland to form high mobile dunes.

The Pinnacles remained unknown to most Australians until the 1960s, when the area was added to Nambung National Park. The area receives over 250,000 visitors a year. A visitor precinct and interpretive centre was completed in March 2008.  The best season to see the Pinnacles is Spring (from August to October), as the days are mild and wildflowers start to bloom.

The pinnacle formations are best viewed in the early morning or late afternoon as the play of light brings out the colours and the extended shadows of the formations delivers a contrast that brings out their features. Most animals in the park are nocturnal, but emus and kangaroos can be seen during the daytime, more commonly in the evening or early morning.

This post is part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Inspiring Photography meme.


  1. Wow, that landscape is spectacular - it looks like another planet - how very beautiful and magical. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. The brilliant colors remind me of the Grand Canyon. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Nick.

  3. Astonishingly beautiful - oh the wonderful things in this world.

  4. Doesn't look like Earth!!! I love the intense colours and the long shadows!!

  5. A perfect outback capture!

  6. Very cool! Majestic and barren. My NF:

  7. Wow beautiful place! Thanks for sharing how they were formed!

  8. wow, this looks like a scenery from an other planet. I could spend days there just watching. Had no knowledge about this place before. Thanks for sharing. Love your photography.


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