Advancing dune on the Hammerstone Sandblow, Lake Wabby, Fraser Island

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Comments (125)

Ian Stehbens on May 7, 2010

A wonderful description, both visually and in terms of its dynamics. Thanks Moonstranger. I am pleased that you enjoy exploring Panoramio.


Fabrizio Fi on May 29, 2010


Ian Stehbens on May 30, 2010

Thanks indeed for your encouraging response, Fabrizio.

Ian in Australia

bunic on May 30, 2010

Je li ovo zavjesa, ili pustinja? Pozdrav iz Republike SRPSKE!

Этот занавес, или пустыня? Привет из Республики Сербская!

Ian Stehbens on May 31, 2010

Australian greetings, Bunic. This was photographed among the sand dunes on Fraser Island. Sand flows northward along the East Australian coast. By the time it reaches Fraser Island, the volume of sand is large, and the sand is mostly silica. Fraser Island is really only an accumulation of this sand.

Thanks for your visit to my gallery.


i v a n n a on May 31, 2010

бесподобно... немыслимо! ))

great! inconceivable!

Geerten on May 31, 2010

oooo, should have gone there...


mauro1964 on May 31, 2010

Bellissimi colori, ciao, Mauro

Ian Stehbens on June 1, 2010

Dear Ivanna, Geerten and Mauro:

Fraser Island is classified as World Heritage Area for reasons such as this. It is a wonderful environment of pure sand, pristine lakes, exceedingly long beaches, rainforests and remarkable colour.

Geerten, YES. But I know you got to see some of the reddest of sand in the Channel Country dunes. Next time.

Glad you all appreciate this image.


ƤōƝƓ on December 22, 2010

Oh my... YS + L

Ian Stehbens on December 23, 2010

Welcome to sunny Queensland, Ah-Pong. Thanks for the accolades. Fraser Island is a photographer's paradise.

All the best.


Korcsog Rita on December 25, 2010


Ian Stehbens on December 27, 2010

Dear Rita,

Thank you for your visit, and especially for your season's greetings. I trust Christmas was special for you, and that your New Year is filled with peace, joy and hope.

Warm regards,


dziwnowik on January 14, 2011


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ✰ YS ✰ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ✰ LIKE 6 ✰ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Ian Stehbens on January 16, 2011

Thanks indeed for the honour of being among your favourite photographers, and having this included in your big basket of Favourite images, dziwnowik. Fraser Island is a fantastic environment, a world heritage item.

Respectful greetings from Brisbane,


aticank Nikolay Kole… on January 28, 2011

Magic photo!


Regards from Bulgaria! Nikolay

Ian Stehbens on January 29, 2011

Thank you very much Nikolay. It is a special landscape of silica sands swept up into huge dunes and blowouts behind the oceanic beach.

Regards from Queensland,


Paul13 on January 29, 2011

Beautiful shot~! *Like-8 *

Gretings Paul

Ian Stehbens on January 30, 2011

Thanks indeed, Paul - and welcome to my gallery.

Warm greetings from Australia.

Ian Kiss Lá… on April 10, 2011

Very nice photo! Like 9 YS 36

Greetings from Szeged (Hungary),


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 14, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2006/06/16 15:30:51
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash