Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fall Creek Gorge Nature Preserve - Watery Wednesday

One of the most interesting geological features in Indiana, the Fall Creek potholes, is located along Fall Creek just west of Attica. This beautiful property that encompases about 250 acres contains woodland along Fall Creek. This property is an amazing place to visit for a photographer and is worth making a visit to for anybody that lives in the area. The "potholes" in the creek are created by swirling water over many years wearing away the rock forming "potholes." If wading in the creek you need to be careful as the "potholes" can be quite deep. Plant diversity also makes this stretch of Fall Creek a special place. Many species of ferns and mosses grow in the area adding a splash of green even on winter days. The bird life isn't too exciting but this property is close to a couple state parks to the south that can have many birds.


A photo looking up through a hollow tree. There are many other interesting aspects to Fall Creek Gorge other than the "potholes".


A view looking up the "potholes" section of the creek.

This is another view looking up the "potholes" but from farther up the creek.

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27 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow, these are beautiful! Looks like a really awesome place to visit. That hollow tree looks really interesting. I've never seen anything like that.

Kathy said...

Wow I have heard of potholes in the street but never in creeks. LOL I guess you would have to be very careful around them. Awesome shots.

Raven said...

Very interesting photos I have never seen anything like that before

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Never heard of potholes in creeks before! That's unique!

ilanadavita said...

A series of gorgeous photos.

Carletta said...

Beautiful photos!
I know exactly what you mean about potholes. There was a creek along the new river in WV I used to visit during college. They are much easier to see when the water is low.
Thanks for reminding me - I should look for those photos.

kden said...

OH MAN those are amazing! Really beautiful angles. Thanks for sharing.

Guy D said...

Spectacular shots, the last 2 are unreal.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Amanda said...

Wow, gorgeous water shots love the effects.

Barbara said...

You captured the water beautifully. Amazing and peaceful
Smiles B

Elaine Dale said...

Wow, amazing shots!

michael bird said...

Very impressive photos, Rob. And the writing was appreciated also. (Good to see a fellow IU grad out there taking photos...)

Kelly said...

Great post! I'm always looking for weekend getaways. This place looks beautiful and interesting.

People with Cameras said...

Wow, amazing photos! The first one is really amazing.

me ann my camera said...

Beautiful photos in a beautiful location. We have 'potholes' in our river and your mention of them makes me eager to examine mine much more closely in the spring.

Liesel's House & Garden Party said...

It's a incredible piece of nature. It's almost sureal. The water looks like a fast moving fog with mythical creatures hidden in it's thick coat. Stunning photo's!

Linnea W said...

You've captured this place beautifully. It looks like a really cool place to explore and photograph. Too bad it's so far from my house! Thanks for visiting my WW image.

Connie said...

This is nice pictures. I like how you stopped the water.

Leedra said...

I know this is Watery Wednesday, but....it looks like a heart shape inside that tree. Neat. Also like the water photos.

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will yothers said...

This looks like an interesting place to visit. I married a Hoosier the first time around (she died of cancer) and went to coolege in Indiana; however, I never knew of this place. I will have to visit someday.

will yothers said...

This looks like an interesting place to visit. I married a Hoosier the first time around (she died of cancer) and went to coolege in Indiana; however, I never knew of this place. I will have to visit someday.

sherry said...

Gorgeous!

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simply divina said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo. So refreshing, the waters are so nice to look..

Natural Moments said...

I love the illusion of the mist in your last photo. Nice photography on your site. This nature preserve looks like a great place to visit.

Tarolino said...

How very interesting to learn such facts about far away places like Indiana.
It must indeed be a photographer's paradise.
All your images are stunning but especially the last one so clearly demonstrates these potholes. Quite an amazing nature feature.
Thanks for your photos and the informatice commentry.
I also love hollow old trees.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

This must be an amazing place to visit. Your photos are wonderful

Judy said...

I like the photo of the hollow tree! I am also amazed that you got it all in the right lighting! I guess your camera is better at that than mine is!