|Copyright: Thomas Sautter (mjdundee)
|Date Taken: 2001-04|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-08-16 2:47|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Fraser Island is the worlds largest sand island.|
The east coast has a 80 Kms stretch of tidal beach.
The rough sea pushes the sand further inland and the easterly winds form huge dunes that roll over the complete island and cover forests and lakes very slowly. At some places you can walk through flat areas of sand where the winds release parts of ancient forests and trees after millions of years. The dunes have moved on westwards. The deepest and coolest Lake - Lake Wabby will disappear next, because a huge dune is slowly filling it up on her way through the west coast of Fraser Island.
The west coast protects the Great Sandy Bay which is the birthplace and kindergarden for Humpback whales before they move down south into the colder waters of the Southern Ocean next to Antarctica.
The main season for whalewatching cruises offered from the city of Hervey Bay is in August every year.
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This is a gorgeous shot of Fraser Coast. I really like how you've composed the shot, especially with that large rock in the foreground, making for an excellent DOF. The low, puffy clouds and waves look great, and the rich blue sky is beautiful (did you use a polarizer?) Excellent work!