United Kingdom Durdle Door

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Chris Frost

About this spot
Durdle Door is without doubt the jewel in Dorset’s crown and whilst it has been shot a million times before, it is a joy to photograph here – a location difficult to tire of. It is world famous, a geological wonder and set beautifully at the end of a sweeping bay - it is ridiculously photogenic. Durdle Door’s existence is owed to the collision of the African and European tectonic plates 25 million years ago; the ripples extended far north and folded the rocks along the coastline here, in what would become south Dorset and Purbeck. Over the millennia, the seas have broken through the hard limestone, washing away the softer rocks behind and creating the arch in the process. Amazingly, just 100 yards from Durdle Door is another 1st class photographic location in Man O’ War Bay.

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