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Another aerial shot of the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta, (the Olgas), taken from inside a helicopter using a film camera. This region is often called the red heart of Australia. Here, you can see the drainage patterns of the water running off into the desert. Quality is not as high as a digital camera, but I think saturation is better. My old polarizing filter was about 3 times stronger! There are trees growing in the little elevated plateaux in the centre. The tallest peak (Mount Olga at 3500 feet above sea level,) is just shy of 1,800 feet about the surrounding plain:

"The 36 domes, covering an area of 21.68 km2 (8.37 sq mi), are composed of conglomerate, a sedimentary rock consisting of cobbles and boulders of varying rock types including granite and basalt, cemented by a matrix of sandstone. The highest point, Mount Olga, is 1,066 m (3,497 ft) above sea level, or approximately 546 m (1,791 ft) above the surrounding plain (198 m (650 ft) higher than Uluru).[1] Kata Tjuta is located at the eastern end of the Docker River Road."

Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kata_Tjuta

This area of Australia reminded me of Moab, Utah, & parts of Arizona & Nevada.

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Viewed: 2008
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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9704 W: 989 N: 18359] (93442)
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