Purnululu Sunset

Purnululu National Park is located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, approximately 3000km by car from Perth City, 1000km from Darwin & only a short 200km hop from Kununurra. It is fair to say that Purnululu is a long way from civilisation, and as close to nature as you are going to get.
Purnululu is also famously known for the Bungle Bungle range that is located towards the south of the Park. These round domes have been carved out of the landscape over thousands of years and are a real spectacle to see. Access to the park is via the Great Northern Highway along a gravel road. You can only enter the park with a 4WD car, and it is highly advised to follow this instruction as the track would be challenging for a standard 2WD car.
There is a company at the beginning of the track that offer day trip tours into the national park for those that do not have a 4WD. This is great as no-one should miss out on seeing this amazing site.

Details
Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0 IS USM + Lee ND Grad Filters
A: f9.0
T: 1/320
ISO: 100

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Ord River

Last year I was fortunate enough to visit the Kimberley. It was my first time in the area, and I certainly wasn’t let down. After many years of people telling me to get up here, I finally did. As it was for work, I wasn’t able to get out and take many photos. I will however be back there next wet season to capture the fantastic landscape, with the monsoonal thunderstorms.

The Ord River is about 320kms long with the headwaters located below the 983-metre Mount Wells and initially flows east and around the edge of Purnululu National Park before heading North through Lake Argyle then passing west of Kununurra and discharging into theCambridge Gulf, which is at the southern extremity of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, Timor Sea. The river has 35 tributaries of which the five longest are Bow River, Nicholson River, Dunham River, Panton River and Negri Rivers.
The lower reaches of the river support an important wetland area known as the Ord River Floodplain, a protected area which contains numerous mangrove forests, lagoons, creeks, flats and extensive floodplains.

Details
EOS 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM
A: f22
T: 2s
ISO: 100

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Lake Argyle


Lake Argyle is Australia’s second largest artificial lake. Its major inflow is the Ord River. It is located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
This panorama at full resolution can be printed at almost 3m.
Details

Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0 IS with Lee Filters
A: f5.6
T: 1/400
ISO: 100

Cathedral Gorge, Purnululu

A 106 image stitch of Cathedral Gorge. It is pretty surreal to just sit and listen in on wind passing through the gorge. Cathedral Gorge has been featured in a Qantas ad with the collaboration of the Australian Youth Choir and Australian Girls Choir singing here.

The gorge is located in the Purnululu National Park (aka Bungle Bungles) at Piccaninny Creek. Get there!
Details

EOS Canon 5d Mark II

24-105mm f4.0 IS + CPol

A: f8.0

T: 5secs

FL: 24mm

ISO: 100

El Questro

El Questro gorge is situated on El Questro Station in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Another place you must visit when you are in the area. Well actually it is that good, I would make a trip up there just to see El Questro Station. The station itself if just under 1,000,000 acres in size, so there is a fair amount to see from Emma Gorge to the Zebedee Thermal Springs and El Questro Gorge.
I hope to return again in the near future and stay at the resort. It truly is gods country out there.

Canon 5d Mark II

24-105mm f4.0L IS +CPol

T: 2 secs

A: f8

FL : 24mm

ISO: 100

Bungle Bungle, Purnululu

A must on any trip through the Kimberley is a visit Purnululu National Park, home of the Bungle Bungles. A world renowned sandstone rock formation that is visited by thousands of people every year.

Purnululu is famous for the sandstone domes, unusual and visually striking with their striping in alternating orange and grey bands. The banding of the domes is due to differences in clay content and porosity of the sandstone layers: the orange bands consist of oxidised iron compounds in layers that dry out too quickly for cyanobacteria to multiply; the grey bands are composed of cyanobacteria growing on the surface of layers of sandstone where moisture accumulates.

  • Canon 5d Mark II
  • 70-200mm f2.8L USM II + Lee Filters
  • A:    f8
  • T:    10secs
  • FL:   75m
  • ISO: 50