Saturday, October 17, 2009
KATA TUJA AND STANLEY CHASM
Kata Tuja can be seen on the horizon from Uluru, spectacular with their rounded forms, but very different in the way that they catch the light as they are a conglomerate rock formation. The weather was kind to us as the days were mild, much better than walking around in the heat. It will only be a few more weeks before the tourists disappear, as the weather turns unbearably hot. Kata Tuja has such a nice feel to it, not as huge and imposing as Uluru. After walking around close to the rocks we returned to the car park to see an almost full moon rising. Quite spectacular! There is a viewing area where I took these sunset photos from. Altough taken only a few minutes apart each one is different.
Stanley Chasm is in the West Mac Donnell Ranges. Only a short and pleasant walk from the car park. The colour of the rocks are brilliant and I had never seen Cyclades growing in the wild before. The native eucalyptus have such white trunks and stand out against the oranges in the rocks. The last few photo's show the different textures that mother nature offers us.
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