Photographer's Note

There is maybe no place more in the middle of nowhere than Alice Springs. I tried to find out in Google: to the North Darwin 1535 km, to the South Adelaide 1648 km. But in these directions there is Stuart Highway and train, to the West - 2000 km to the Indian Ocean, to the East - 1700 km to Pacific Ocean. And nothing between, I mean, no people, no roads. I was fascinated with this real Australian outback. We went for a walk some kilometers from Alice, by the road and then even without any road. We went carefully looking if there were no snakes. It could be somewhere deadly venomous taipan or western brown. But we haven't seen any. We saw many kangaroo droppings but kangaroos are rather evening animals or when there is somewhere water after the rain. In hot day they are hidden.

Alice Springs is the third largest town in the Northern Territory, Australia. Popularly known as "the Alice" or simply "Alice", Alice Springs is situated in the geographic centre of Australia near the southern border of the Northern Territory. The site is known as Mparntwe to its original inhabitants, the Arrernte, who have lived in the Central Australian desert in and around what is now Alice Springs for thousands of years. "Alice" in the English-language was named by surveyor W. W. Mills after Lady Alice Todd (née Alice Gillam Bell), wife of Sir Charles Todd. Alice Springs has a population of 25,186 people, which makes up 12 percent of the territory's population. Alice averages 576 metres (1,890 ft) above sea level; the town is nearly equidistant from Adelaide, South Australia and Darwin.
The town of Alice Springs straddles the usually dry Todd River on the northern side of the MacDonnell Ranges.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9152 W: 140 N: 23041] (114839)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-04-23
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-07-10 0:59
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Points: 50
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