Cowrie beach sits alongside The Nobbies, a popular tourist attraction on Phillip Island. The beach is home to lots of penguins and other sea birds, and is a beautifully rugged piece of coastline.
Pictured below – The view from Cowrie beach looking towards The Nobbies. This image is available to purchase as a print here.
Tech stuff – 5 seconds f/11 using an ND500 filter.
Pictured below – The rugged rocky coastline of Cowrie beach, looking away from The Nobbies. The image is available to purchase as a print here.
Tech stuff – 2 seconds f/9 ISO100 using an ND500 filter.
….and finally for some Christmas fun. The great thing about long exposure photography is that you never quite know what you’ll catch. 🙂
A wave explodes against rocks at Cowrie Beach on Phillip Island. 1/60th second at f/8.
The image is available to buy as a print at Redbubble.
Cowrie Beach is located just a few hundred meters north-east of the popular tourist destination “The Nobbies” on Phillip Island, Australia. The beach sits just inside the entrance to Westernport Bay and is subjected to rough surf originating from Bass Strait.
The thinly vegetated sandy portions of the beach are home to Fairy penguins and some other more endangered species so there are signs present advising which areas to avoid.
The main attraction here from my perspective is at the water’s edge. The beach is blessed by the presence of dark basalt rock formations continuously pounded by waves.
Below – The Nobbies – an image from Cowrie beach with The Nobbies in the background.
Below – Down the Winding Path – a long exposure looking out to sea from Cowrie Beach.
Below – Awaiting the Devil – a frightening part of the beach where unexpected waves suddenly inundate the dark basalt platforms. There’s a warning sign on the beach reminding fishermen and other visitors how easy it is to be swept off these rocks.
Below – The Ordeal – How the Phillip Island penguins manage to survive the violent Bass Strait surf combined with rocky beaches escapes me.
Below – Through the Vapour