Horizontal Waterfalls in Talbot Bay Australia

By Reefpix [CC BY-SA 4.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons

Horizontal Falls (nicknamed the “Horries”)  is a natural phenomenon that can be observed  deep within the pristine environment of Talbot Bay in the Buccaneer Archipelago  in Western Australia.
Consisting of a pair of gorges in the McLarty Range that run parallel to each other, they stand approximately 300 meters apart. The  first gap is around 20 meters wide, and the second gap is just 10 meters wide. When the tide sweeps into them, the water builds up in front of the gaps faster than it can flow through, in turn creating a waterfall effect. Within each change of the tide, the direction of the falls reverses, creating vast tidal whirlpools.

photo by Stephan Ridgway/Flickr

photo by Robyn Jay/Flickr

photo by Robyn Jay/Flickr

photo by Robyn Jay/Flickr

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