Dogface & Landslide, Blue Mountains, Australia.


Dogface panoramic

On January 26, 1931 a large fissure of rock (Dogface) some 5 to 9 feet wide separated itself from a section of Katoomba cliffline creating a large semi detached rock  precariously poised over the jamison valley. A short time later on January 28, local residents were awakened at 4am as some 100,00+ tonnes of rock hurtled and crashed into the valley floor creating a thunderous sound. A surveyor inspected “Dog Face Rock”  in February and found a canyon like formation some 30ft wide and 300 feet deep. The “Dog Face Rock” as it became known became a very popular tourist destination in the ensuing months bringing sightseers from across the Blue Mountains as well as interested tourists from Sydney wanting to view this intriguing landmark of collapsing cliffline. As a result of heavy rains in May 1931, the final landslide occurred on the rock face which left behind a clean sheer face of yellow sandstone which you see today.

In the 1960’s the late John Ewbank  a pioneer of Australian climbing began establishing  rock climbing routes on this notorious soft and yellow rock, often in climbing terms referred to as “Choss”. Having myself rock climbed on the “Dogface” in the 1990’s I feel a strong connection to this unique landscape scene in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Over the last few years I have endeavoured to capture this iconic  landmark at varying times of the day and with differing accompanying moods. Here is just a few of the many photos I have captured of this beautiful Blue Mountains scene.

Ben Pearse is a professional photographer living and working in the beautiful world heritage Blue Mountains, Australia. Ben is available for Weddings, Portraits, Functions, Licensing & most forms of commercial photography. Ben also has  a large selection of images of the Blue Mountains available as fine art prints or image licensing for business.

Contact Ben-Email-benpearsephotography@gmail.com

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Seeing Red
Seeing Red
The Dogface Rock
The Dogface Rock
Seas of Fog
Seas of Fog
Looking up to Dogface
Looking up to Dogface
Looking out
Looking out
Landslide view
Landslide view
left in pieces
left in pieces
Dogface in black and white
Dogface in black and white
Big sky panoramic
Big sky panoramic
Dogface Glowing
Dogface Glowing
Smoke over Dogface
Smoke over Dogface
Looking through to Dogface
Looking through to Dogface
Afternoon glow
Afternoon glow
Dogface viewing
Dogface viewing
Dogface in Fog
Dogface in Fog
dogface panoramic
dogface panoramic
looking into the jamison valley
looking into the jamison valley
a view of cliffs nearby
Dogface through wildflowers
plays of light
plays of light
Jamison seas
Jamison seas

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