As with most of Karijini NP's gorges the surrounding land slopes gently towards the edge. Those slopes are covered by clumps of spinifex growing in the red soil. There are also plenty of red terminte mounds like the one in this photo.
Once you get to the gorge edge you come across vertical red cliffs that drop dramatically to the gorge floor making, in most cases, for a steep walk or climb to get into the gorge.
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daddo (25122) 2013-10-31 22:37
Hi Ian. I reckon this landscape would feel alien to those people who know little about our continent.Harsh yet beautiful with its stunning colours and ancient weathered stone. Regards. Klaudio.
serp2000 (41346) 2013-11-01 0:39
Attractive landscape! But it reminds me the colours and details of the Grand Canyon. The colors are superb! TFS!
siudzi (34119) 2013-11-01 1:38
These red rock formations look absolutely interesting and with the vegetation around built a fantastic landscape post. Color and light management were executed very well to achieve such a great result. TFS. Like it!
Royaldevon (31771) 2013-11-01 13:08
What an amazing landscape!
It is like something from another planet!
I love to be informed about different areas of the world and this is certainly different! A shot that has been well thought out, where the cliff edge gives a lead from the r/h corner. Interesting details and good colour saturation.
My nephew has just emigrated to Perth.
Perhaps he will experience this landscape in time.
Have a great w/e,
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (10263)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 16-50mm 2.8, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/90 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Road trip to Western Australia
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-31 22:18