Photographer's Note

Point Danger is a headland forming the border between Queensland and New South Wales, marking the most southerly point of the Gold Coast. Onboard the Endeavour in May 1770, Captain (actually lieutenant) James Cook named this headland and also nearby volcanic peak to mark the position of a dangerous shoal offshore calling them Point Danger and Mt. Warning.

On top of this headland is a boundary sign marking the state border, a lighthouse and a James Cook memorial. Each year 8,000 Humpback Whales pass this point on their northerly migration to warm Queensland waters. It is wonderful to see the population increasing by about 12% every year! I have seen about 10 whales from this vantage last time I visited, but today it was not the right season (only seen in April to November, I will return to take some photos next time). It is also the location of a volunteer marine rescue base.

On this occasion the weather was overcast and the available lighting did not illuminate the water in the usual aqua way, so I decided to settle on the B&W. This jogger was running past the base of the rocks, before climbing to the top for some stretches and continuing on his way.

Please have a look at the map feature to the left to better appreciate the location!

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Additional Photos by Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 973 W: 326 N: 1501] (5934)
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