Grose Valley

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Charles Darwin described the Grose Valley as "stupendous… magnificent" when he visited in 1836. The rugged valley started forming about 50 million years ago after the uplift of the Great Dividing Range when the Grose River started flowing gently down towards the sea. The surrounding plateau sits at an elevation between 1000 and 1200m with the river descending 952 metres (3,123 ft) over its 54-kilometre (34 mi) course. The exposed cliffs along its banks range between 200 metres (660 ft) and up to 510 metres (1,670 ft) in height.

This shot was taken from Pearces Lookdown slightly west of Anvil Rock. The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area covers 10,300 square kilometres (4,000 sq mi) of wilderness. The area obtained its name from the blue tinge visible in the deep valleys, which is thought to be caused by eucalyptus oil that evaporates and disperse in the air under elevated temperatures. Under these conditions the visible blue spectrum of sunlight propagates more than other colours causing the mountains to seem slightly bluish by human eyes. Blue Mouintains National Park, New South Wales, Australia


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Unbelievable this recording. Great work. :)


Awesome photo :)

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Thanks ; appreciate you stopping by.

Hope you have worked hard for taking this photography.

Always ;-)

so beautyful picture.


It looks like heaven, amazing photography.

Thanks. Glad you like it

This is impressive!

It is quite an impressive mountain range.

Really magnificent landscape. And the name is very beautiful

It is an amazing landscape.

Thats a beautiful place .. I can understand why Darwin called it magnificent ^^ .. thank you for that nice landscape picture ;)


What an amazing view and nature. You always find so many gems in this world!

Well I do spend a lot of time looking !

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Spectacular! You mean you didn't do any filters or post-production to this?

I do edit my photos in post production but I have not changed the colour hue at all.

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Wonderful Picture

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So there are some things Darwin said that can't be argued about.

Great work, love it.


Nice pic... @chripivl


Stunning photos of this beautiful country. Resteemed.

Thanks; I will be back in Oz for at least 4 months next week.