Horizontal Falls

Wednesday, 27th July 2005 by

This is the famous Horizontal Falls in the Kimberley region of western Australia. Although called waterfalls, this natural phenomenon actually consists of immense tidal currents hurtling through narrow coastal gorges. When the tide turns, the water ‘falls’ back in the other direction. You can see here what they look like from one of the planes which conduct tours of the area. Incredible.

Horizontal Falls

The Kimberley coast is one of the largest coastal wilderness areas in the world, and unusually (for such an empty area) seems to be very well covered by high-resolution imagery.

Thanks to woowoowoo for at least the 4 billionth time ;-)