Montgomery Reef is something else.
The 10m tides create amazing sea born waterfalls that appear as the tides recede. Another brilliant spot inWestern Australia.
Isolated late wet season storms fire up just off the NW Kimberley coast. It’s incredible how quick these tropical systems fire up and explode into the sky. Blue skies one minute, the next, thunderstorms, however one thing that doesn’t change are the ever magnificent turquoise blue waters.
The colours of the waters up in the Kimberley region are so vibrant it’s almost unbelievable. Witnessing these colours, I had my jaw to the ground every second flying over this place.
My first time in this part of the Kimberley and I cannot wait to get back.
Just love Western Australia!
As the afternoon sun starts to make its way to the horizon the golden colours of the Wheatbelt really start to shine. Here a very thin layer of water has caught the some of the last light of the day and reflected golden rays off the salt flats.
Salt lakes are waiting for rain to top them up. What is left behind are streaking lines of sediment spilt over tens of kilometres throughout the lake system.
Water out here is hard to come by. So dams are built by farmers to allow livestock to drink and also provide some irrigation to the surrounding paddocks.
Tributaries are dry for now, but as soon as seasonal thunderstorms develop over the parched land, they will fill rapidly and spill water into the dry desolate salt lake. Again bringing life and colour back, if only for a short time.
Another addition to my Wheatbelt collection. Some of the natural lines and textures are incredible out here.
I’ll be heading out here in the car soon, I cannot wait!!
As the temperature rises and the rains stop, the surface of the salt lakes start to dry up, resulting in brilliant tessellated pattens. The natural textures found out here are something else.
I hope you enjoy another addition to my Wheatbelt collection.
I use to think I had a favourite place to shoot, a favourite region of Western Australia that was just far above anywhere else. This thought process has completely changed. I have come to the conclusion that it is actually the whole state I am in love with. Each region has its special unique landscape that stands out from the others.
This shot is from the Wheatbelt, recent rains have filled salt lakes up, and brought colour back, if only for a short while.
The whole state is just incredibly spectacular.
The Wheatbelt region continually throws up surprises. The vast flat land stretches for miles well over the horizon, but anyone who gets a flight over east will see the magnificent natural abstracts presented for them along the way. Sometimes all you have to do is look straight down.
While flying high above the northern Wheatbelt region, you gain massive appreciation on how sparse our land really is.
Here I was able to capture sheep drinking at the trough, no doubt on their way to the trees for a well earned rest.
The South West is one incredible region. I just love it.
I grew up down here. When I was a young boy, my dad use to take myself and my brother here to go hunt blue manna crabs along this beach. It brings back some sensational memories, and one particular time when a crab decided that it was going to have a go at chomping on my finger. Ouchie!!
Sometime I have to pinch myself while flying up and down this coastline. The bluest waters, the whitest sands that continue over the horizon, we really are very fortunate.
Flying over the south west at anytime of year is magic. But when the rain has fallen and soaked the ground, the vibrancy starts to come through.
The greens fields are glistening after a recent shower, highlighted by the winter sun.
I’ll be back to this location very soon. But on the ground 🙂
A different perspective to our incredible country. The Australian coastline is so diverse, from bleached white sands to rugged cliffs. I cannot wait to get back up in the air to capture it a lot more.