Disappearing Act

Kind Squares Photo Challenge #26 ~ Queensland: One of a Kind

Destination: Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park

On the walking track through the Numinbah Valley section of Springbrook National Park, Cave Creek looks like any other pretty rainforest creek. Icy cold mountain water tumbles over mossy rocks on its way to the Nerang River.

Suddenly it disappears, rushing over a weathered sheet of black basalt before emerging again down below.

Over thousands of years the relentless force of the water has created a rock arch, formed when a pothole collapsed into a large cave underneath. The water falls through the pothole into a deep pool in the cave.

The craggy formation, aptly named the Natural Bridge, is festooned with mosses and epiphytes which flourish in the damp conditions.

Inside the cave the water displays its power as it falls down from above. Once the water flows out of the cave, it transforms back into that pretty bubbling creek and continues its journey through the forest.

This month I’m joining in every day with Becky’s October Kind Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word “kind”. Look for #kindasquare.

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