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  • Zebedee Springs

    The beautiful Zebedee Springs at El Questro.

  • Chamberlain Gorge

    This is another photo taken while cruising on Chamberlain Gorge at El Questro.

  • Chamberlain Gorge

    One of the highlights at El Questro for us was the Chamberlain Gorge boat cruise. The scenery is beautiful, and one gets to see and feed the spitting Archer as well as huge Barramaundi fishes, whilst enjoying a glass of sparkling.

  • The Boab Tree

    The Australian boab tree (Adansonia gregorii) is related to the Madagascan and African Adansonia species known as baobabs. They are an amazingly common site in the Kimberley. There are two theories about how boab trees arrived in Australia. One says the seeds have floated here from Africa and spread from the coast. The other theory suggests boabs might have survived from the time when Africa and Australia were both still part of one continent, the ancient Gondwana, 65 million years ago.

  • The Loop at Bungle Bungle

    This is the gorge at the end of the walk called "The Loop" at the Bungle Bungle. What a stunning place!

  • Flower

    A beautiful flower in our garden. The photo was taken with my Nikon D7200 and Nikon 60mm Micro lens.

  • Fire

    About halfway along the Tunnel Creek walk, part of the roof has collapsed. The light entering from there lit these rocks on fire.

  • The Altar - Sacred Heart Church at Beagle Bay

    The beautiful altar area of the Sacred Heart Church at Beagle Bay, created by using local mother of pearl shells

  • Layers

    The view from Gantheaume Point over the amazing colours of the ocean at Broome.

  • Lombadini Church

    The Lombadini Aboriginal community features a church totally different from the one in Beagle Bay. Built by the Aboriginal community in 1934, it is made out of local materials, such as wood, corrugated iron and paperbark. Inside the church is simple, giving enough room for what you normally do in churches.

  • The Lombadini Church

    The Lombadini Aboriginal community features a church totally different from the one in Beagle Bay. Built by the Aboriginal community in 1934, it is made out of local materials, such as wood, corrugated iron and paperbark. Inside the church is simple, giving enough room for what you normally do in churches.

  • Sacred Heart Church at Beagle Bay

    When World War I broke out in 1914, all the Germans in this corner of Australia were arrested and interned at Beagle Bay. They decided to build a durable church (cyclones, white ants and bush fires had destroyed the previous wooden ones). And they modelled it on a photograph of a country parish church in their homeland. Ninety thousand bricks were fashioned by hand and fired. Mortar was made from the ashes of burnt shells. Once the building was completed in 1917, a team of Aboriginal women worked under the direction of a German priest to decorate the interior with mother of pearl, cowrie, volute and olive snail shells.

  • Sacred Heart Church at Beagle Bay

    When World War I broke out in 1914, all the Germans in this corner of Australia were arrested and interned at Beagle Bay. They decided to build a durable church (cyclones, white ants and bush fires had destroyed the previous wooden ones). And they modelled it on a photograph of a country parish church in their homeland. Ninety thousand bricks were fashioned by hand and fired. Mortar was made from the ashes of burnt shells. Once the building was completed in 1917, a team of Aboriginal women worked under the direction of a German priest to decorate the interior with mother of pearl, cowrie, volute and olive snail shells.

  • Turquoise

    The incredible turquoise water at Broome with the white sands of Cable Beach in the background.

  • Glowing Napier Range

    The Napier Range in Western Australia literally glowing in the sunset. It's of course here where one finds the beautiful Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek

  • The Harsh Outback

    One of the many attractions of the Outback is the severe harshness of the environment. This is the reasonably dry pool just above the Mitchell Falls, surrounded by these beautiful, but harsh, rocks. This is a panorama of nine HDR images, created with the new HDR Panorama function in the latest Lightroom.

  • Pool at Mertens Gorge

    A lovely pool just above (now dry) Mertens Gorge Falls on the Mitchells Falls walk. This is a lovely spot where we sat in the water and cooled off a bit on a 38 degree day.

  • The Bats of Tunnel Creek

    Tunnel Creek is beautiful to walk through. It is inhabited by bats amongst other things, as can be seen here. At least five species of bats live in the cave, including ghost bats and fruit bats. They don't like light being shone on them, and start scrreching when one does.

  • El Questro Gorge

    This is the halfway point of the El Questro Gorge trail, with a beautiful swimming pool as seen here. It is a quite challenging walk over broken rock and the riverbed, but well worth it.

  • Zebedee Springs

    Zebedee Springs is a natural oasis on El Questro. To get there is a short walk along a trail that leads you through dense livistonia palms to a series of rocky thermal pools. My beautiful wife is standing in the shade looking at this beautiful spot.

  • Mitchell Falls from the Air

    This was taken from a helicopter. It is the end of the dry season, and, therefore, the flow of water isn't that strong, but the Mitchell Falls are still very impressive to see.

  • Gantheaume Point Lighthouse under the Stars

    Gantheaume Point Lighthouse was first built in 1905 as a 47ft open braced steel tower. In 1922 the Gantheaume Point Lighthouse was demanned and in 1984 another new tower made of stainless steel open lattice with tube columns was built.

  • Ampitheatre of Mystery

    Mini Palms Gorge is a 4.2km return walk in the Bungle Bugle. The gorge ends at a high viewing platform that looks out into the deepest part of the gorge (or an “amphitheatre of mystery” as the sign at the trailhead says). This is the view from that viewing platform.

  • Midday at Echidna Chasm

    Echidna Chasm is one of the highlights of the World Heritage Site of the Bungle Bungle in Purnululu National Park. The trail features gorge walls that rise 200 metres with sections as narrow as one metre. It can be a bit disconcerting looking up and seeing large fallen boulders lodged tight between the walls. Tall Livistonia palms provide a spectacular setting near the gorge entrance. During the middle of the day, sunlight penetrates into the gorge creating incredible golden hues!

  • The Bungle Bungle

    It is difficult to know which photos to process of the multitude I took at the Bungle Bungle, as it's beautiful wherever you look. Here is another one.

  • The Bungle Bungle

    This is a panorama of some of the amazing beehive structures at the Bungle Bungle.

  • Bell Gorge

    Bell Gorge is said to be the most beautiful gorge in the Kimberley, and I say I must agree. At the head of the Silent Grove Valley, Bell Creek drops 150 metres into a gorge to form a waterfall that cascades over the layered sandstone rocks and continues north-west to join the Isdell River. The base of the falls form a deep pool surrounded by ledges and sheltered by rocky walls that is a superb spot for swimming

  • Tunnel Creek Exit

    This is the exit - or turnaround - of Tunnel Creek. Tunnel Creek flows through a water worn tunnel beneath the limestone of the Napier Range, part of the 375 to 350 million-year-old Devonian Reef system. You can walk 750 metres through the tunnel to the other side of Napier Range, wading through several permanent pools and watching for bats and the stalactites that descend from the roof in many places. The tunnel is up to 12 metres high and 15 metres wide in parts. Near the centre of the cave the roof has collapsed and is an excelent place to ovserve the colony of fruit bats

  • Derby Jetty Sunset

    We arrived at the Derby jetty to meet our friends there at the end of the sunset, but were fortunate to see this blue hour view. It looks a bit like an abstract, but was real.

  • Gantheaume Point

    Gantheaume Point is a red-sandstone headland that juts out into the Indian Ocean from beautiful Cable Beach at Broome. Made from 5 light frames (captured with a NIKON camera) by Starry Landscape Stacker

  • Piccaninny Creek Lookout

    This is a panorama taken from the Piccaninny Creek Lookout which is part of the southern walk in the Bungle Bungle Range. One gets great views of the Bungle Bungle Range as the Piccaninny Creek winds its way down to the Ord River.

  • Mount Doreen Station Ruins

    As it turned out, this was our last bush camp on this trip. Located just off the Tanami Track in the Northern Territory, the Mt Doreen station ruins provides visitors with an interesting place to explore and even bush camp. The station was named after Doreen Braitling, wife of Bill Braitling who ran the station in the 1920s. The homestead was abandoned due to poor water supply. Bill died in 1959. Doreen moved to Alice Springs and built a name for herself being active in the National Trust. Doreen Braitling died in 1979. Made from 6 light frames (captured with a NIKON camera) by Starry Landscape Stacker 1.6.2.

  • Camping at Munurru

    Camping at Munurru, what used to be called King Edward River Crossing, on our way to Mitchell Falls

  • Grass Tree

    One of the many beautiful grass trees we saw in the Little Desert National Park

  • Lunar Eclipse

    This is a composite photo that I made with the Grampians in the foreground and the progression of the eclipse. It was quite cloudy so I had to work around that as well.

  • Sunrise over Ararat

    A photo of the sunrise over Ararat, as the moon sets in the west after the lunar eclipse.

  • Moon, Mars and Stars

    We had lots of cloud arouns last night, but this is pretty much what it looked like at one stage. This is a combination of two photos, one for the stars and one for the moon.

  • Mars and the Lunar Eclipse

    A photo of this mornings eclipse with a very bright Mars

  • Picnic Road Sunrise

    Another beautiful sunrise from my house. This is a panorama I've done with my iPhone.

  • Frosty Morning

    A very cold and frosty morning in Ararat

  • Eagle Swamp

    Eagle Swamp in the Little Desert National Park

  • The Wave

    My impression of a wave breaking, catching the light

  • Eastern Rosella

    The plumage of the Eastern Rosella is especially vividly coloured — red and yellow and blue and green and black. Despite this bold coloration, when rosellas are feeding on the ground among the grass or perched among the foliage in the treetops they can be very difficult to see, often seeming to disappear completely into the background. Despite their bright colours, their plumage is patterned so that it creates an extremely effective camouflage which assists the birds in avoiding detection by potential predators.

  • Echidna

    An echidna trying to hide from us in the Little Dessert National Park.

  • Pink Lake Panorama

    A few kilometers west of Dimboola, next to the Western Highway, you can find Pink Lake. The pink colour of the water comes from a pigment secreted by microscopic algae. This is a panorama created from five sets of HDR photos.

  • Mirror

    A few kilometers west of Dimboola, next to the Western Highway, you can find Pink Lake. The pink colour of the water comes from a pigment secreted by microscopic algae. The intensity of the pink varies with the amount of water in the lake. When the lake is drier more light is reflected from the white crystallized salt reducing the impact of the pink. The salt was commercially harvested from the lake for many years and some of the relics from that time can still be seen near the edge of the lake.

  • Glowing Sunset

    A colourful sunset over Green Hill Lake

  • Fiery Storm

    An interesting sunset with a storm passing through on the Nullarbor.