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Another view of Walpa Gorge at right, part of Katatjuta.

"Katatjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) are two prominent landmarks in central Australia, dominating a flat desert. The Central Australia of today is the result of millions of years of erosion with only the harder rocks surviving above the desert. Katatjuta is an Australian aboriginal word for ‘many heads’. The rounded domes result from stress inside the rock which causes huge slabs to split off parallel to the surface. The Uluru National Park has now been returned to the indegenous people to manage."

Source: http://people.smartchat.net.au/~colbright/kata.html

You can clearly see the 'many heads' here. Taken from an expensive & short helicopter ride ($250 Au) but soooo worth it! Again, taken with an old Pentax film camera using Fuji film. If anyone wants to do a workshop, please let me know, & I will upload the original, which had some really bad reflections on the inside of the helicopter.

I was lucky enough to spot a few wild camels too, but had a fixed 28mm lens. Would have loved to have had my new 55-200 mm lens & digital camera here.

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