Worimi National Park Stockton Sands comprises of a 32km stretch of dunes that run from Newcastle in the south to Anna Bay in the north. Formed over thousands of years, the dunes form the largest continuous mobile coastal sand mass in the Southern Hemisphere.
The essence of good landscape photography is the use of light. Here I’ve used the cool pre-dawn glow to capture the beautiful pastel colours in this picture of Stockton Sands. An early morning start and a whisper quite morning can be the recipe for great landscape photography.
Towards the southern of the dunes lie the remains of the wreck of the MV Sygna a 53,000 tonne Norwegian bulk carrier. The Sygna was on its maiden voyage, when ran aground during a major storm in 1974.
As you can see by this image, there’s not much left of the 217m long bulk carrier. For more information on the Sygna, I can recommend the Wiki article; Wreck of the MV Sygna.