5 Most Spectacular Sea Stack in the World
Sea stacks is another beautiful gift of nature given to us from the famous twelve apostles of Australia to the kicker rock there are many sea stacks around the world. But we bring the list Top 5 Sea Stacks around the world with their history of formation. So here we go:
1. The Twelve Apostles
The twelve Apostles are large limestone stacks of the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia.
These Apostles are formed as a result of erosion by rain, winds and wild seas beginning 10–20 million years ago.
Now only eight apostles are left because the ninth apostle was destroyed dramatically in July 2015. But the name remains same.
This site is also known as the name of Sow, the Pigs, and the Pinnacles until 1922.
The rocks are susceptible to further erosion from the waves. In July 2005 50 meters tall stack collapsed and only eight remaining. In 2009 it is considered that another stack is fall but that was actually one of the smaller stacks of the Three Sisters formation.
The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed stacks up to 45 meters high were left isolated from the shore.
The best time to visit this beautiful site of nature at sunrise or sunset because that time they change color and look beautiful from dark and foreboding in shadow to amazing sandy yellow color under full sun.
2. James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay
James Bond Island also is known as the name Ko Tapu which is 20-meter tall limestone Stack It is located in Phang Nga Bay northeast of Phuket. It is also the part of Ao Phang Nga National park.
This island became the part of James Bond movie “The man with Golden Gun” and eventually after that, this place gets international attraction because of this movie this island is known as the James Bond Island.
One feature that makes it distinct to another island that is the famous bay is the number of sheer limestone cliffs that vertically jut out of the emerald green water.
The bizarre, why does not fall over outline of James Bond Island, lies next to the equally well known Koh Ping Ghan. The entire area of this island surrounded indeed spectacular, but it can get famous by its number of tourist boats in high season.
Phang Nga Bay covered the area of 400 km square and it is home of 100 islands, many of them could list in The Guinness Book of Records either for their nature beauty or for their beautiful shapes.
James Bond Island, with its signature of rocky pinnacle, has been a major attraction of tourist since it seen in the James Bond Movie in 1974. Luckily it’s protection under in National Park protection and as a result no boats of any kind are allowed to go near to the island because of its precarious position and big on the upper part and relatively slim at the bottom.
There are two best way to view this island one is from boats and second is from the small beach on Koh Ping Ghan.
Koh Ping Ghan is the best example of how Mother Nature works its magic. Basically, it is a very high leaning stack that inside have some small caves.
It is very amazing to view and check them all out. On its popular eastern beach, there are some stall and stands selling knickknack souvenirs, most of them are made from shells and woods.
Ko Tapu is a popular destination for sailing as well as kayaking. Most of the organized tours to James Bond Island are combined with a visit of other popular islands and usually include a stop for a seafood lunch at the amazing Koh Panyee a nearby Muslim fishing village on stilts.
Most of the tour companies usually hand out plastic bags to protect your camera and it really is best to bring along a snap-shut waterproof camera bag.
If you want more fun on it than you can rent a long tail boat from Surakul Pier in Phang Nga on very less rate baht for a good three to four hours. And the best thing is that the boat can carry up to ten people.
3. Lange Anna
The Lange Anna is a very beautiful landmark of the small German island Heligoland. It is located in the North Sea. Early this island used to be much larger but the waves slowly destroyed most of the rocks above sea level. The waves are created beautiful composition such as caves and narrow peninsulas with arches at the bottom level.
When such an arch collapsed a sea stack remained. The 154 feet tall is the result of the collapse of a natural arch in 1868. In the spring of the stack is surrounded by seabirds, those came to the rock to breed.
It is somewhat similar to the Old Man of Hoy. In 1969 it was declared by the natural monument.
The rock is subject to severe weathering wear and decomposition. One report said that any further effort for its conservation could not do anything but is slow down the process, so the Lange Anna today is consigned to its fate.
Experts assume that an acute danger of collapse of the top two thirds because of an unstable layer of sands which is 16 meters above the sea level and that is already is the thinnest part of Lange Anna.
4. Kicker Rock
Kicker Rock is also called the Sleeping Lion, or León Dormido. It is a rocky composition and popular dive destination on the western side of the Isla San Cristobal, the easternmost island in the Galápagos archipelago.
This rock represents the remaining of a lava cone but now it split in two parts. There is a mild current which passes through the two rocks, that attracts the hammerhead and Galápagos sharks. It is also home to the large colony of seabirds.
It still remains of a volcanic cone that has been eroded by the sea.
Above the water, the monolithic rock formation tower tall 500 feet above the Pacific Ocean and is home to a number of Tropicbirds, Blue-footed Boobies and Sharks. But the true beauty of this location occurs below the surface of the sea.
The natural intersection of this old cone has created a way between the rocks that provide the model habitat to view a variety of sharks and rays including Spotted Eagle Rays, Whitetip Reef sharks, the deceptive Galapagos Shark.
Because there are no secure places to marsh at Kicker Rock, a lunch stop and its included swim at Manglesito Beach on Islas Lobos, where you can snorkel with friendly Sea Lions or take a walk around the beach.
The tour can be centered on the snorkeling or SCUBA diving.
5. Risin og Kellingin
Risin og Kellingin are the two sea rocks off the northern bank of the island of Eysturoy in the Faroe Islands. The name Risin og Kellingin denote ‘The Giant’ and ‘The Witch’ that refers to an old legend about to its origins.
The giant is the 71-meter tall stack further from the bank, and the witch nearest to the land that is the 68 meter tall stack.
Geologists assume that witch that is currently stands on two legs, will fall into the sea sometime in the next few dickers during the winter session.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the part of the stack broke off.
A legend tells how the giants in the island were envious and decided that they wanted the Faroe. If the giant and the witch were laid down to the Faroe then the Islands bringing them back.
They reached to the northwesternmost mountain see map and the giant stayed in the sea while the witch raid the mountain with a heavy rope to tie the islands to move closer to each other.
So that she could push them onto the giant’s back. It is said that when she attached to the rope to the mountain and pulled, the northern part of the mountain was split.
And the second attempts were also unsuccessful, and the contest continued in the night as well, but the base of the mountain was firm and they was unsuccessful to move from it position.
If the sunlight put on a giant or witch, it turns to stone.
So that the reason as they continued to contest but they forget that time is also passing, and as dawn broke a shaft of sunlight put a stop on their efforts by turning them to stone on the spot.
They have stood there ever since that time, staring longingly across the ocean towards the island.
After that, there are number of versions of this legend are recounted in sources about the Faroe Islands.
So here is the list of 5 most spectacular sea stacks in the world. If you have any story about these sea stacks then share with us in below comment section.