Rachel2

Rachel2

Posted on 02/02/2014


Photo taken on June  9, 2013

1/500 f/5.6 50.0 mm ISO 200

PENTAX K-5

Sigma or Tamron Lens



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Keywords

canyon
Purnululu
Western Australia
Range
Kimberley
National Park
cliff
Bungle Bungle
from the air
Australia
Pentax
K-5


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Bungle Bungle Range - Purnululu National Park

Bungle Bungle Range - Purnululu National Park
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The 239,723 ha (926 sq mile) Purnululu National Park is located in Western Australia. It is World Heritage listed for its outstanding natural beauty and for the unique geology of the Bungle Bungle Range within it (see whc.unesco.org/en/list/1094).

The Bungle Bungle Range stands 200 to 300 metres (650 to 980 ft) above a woodland and grass-covered plain and covers about 45,000 ha (174 sq miles). There are steep cliffs and canyons on the western face (seen here). Elsewhere the range is cut by deep gullies and breaks up into complex areas of ridges and domes, with prominent orange and black or grey bands which are more widely known.

The name Bungle Bungle may come from a local Aboriginal word or it could be misspelling of the name of one of the common grasses found there, bundle bundle grass.

Plants growing in crevices in the cliffs include a palm, Livistona victoriae, known as the Bungle Bungle or Victoria River fan palm. Some are just visible in the photograph. Definitely not the lush tropical forest that palms are so often found in.

See notes (non-clickable) for 2 more photographs of the western side of the range.

Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*, Rafael, Udsch, Bjarne Stokke and 25 other people have particularly liked this photo


38 comments - The latest ones
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Superb series of landscape captures!! Truly magnificenr!!!!!
4 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Dizzying view =)
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Excellent panoramic view Rachel ... lovely colours too ... beautifully taken and very nicely composed and presented ... an outstanding shot!!
4 years ago.
hlegallais
hlegallais
magnifique et prodigieux!!!
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
That's a pretty awesome scene, Rachel. Is this an aerial view?
4 years ago.
Rachel2 has replied to Ron Hanko
Yes, shots were taken from a helicopter.
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
An Excellent View!!
Seen in
'Scapes!!
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Really breathtaking point of view.
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Seen in: # NEW #
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for the visit and comments, Rachel. Much appreciated.
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a great day.
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome terrain! Great shot!
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Marvellous photos, Rachel. I'm convinced that much of our Australian landscape is best viewed from the air - these shots confirm it,. :)
4 years ago.
Gérard B
Gérard B
magnifique
4 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Magnificent landscapes and light.
4 years ago.
Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger
Amazing view!
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Oh, vertigo!

Superb scenery (especially if you have a good head for heights and "looking down")
4 years ago.
J-d Welch
J-d Welch
stunning landscape and series of three shots!! 8 )
4 years ago.
Smiles
Smiles
Gorgeous.
4 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
what a wonderful place !
4 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A terrific landscape shot and series, Rachel! Great composition.
Have a splendid Friday!
4 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
This photograph is excellent, Rachel ! ******
... and I well recognize the colour of the rocs in Australia.
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Stunning shot.
4 years ago.
Colin
Colin
wonderful shot Rachel , and that sounds so hot in summer , pheww !

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4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Seen and admired in the group
Be tolerant

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4 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Excellent!
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Lovely light which really brings out the colours in this amazing landscape.
4 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
inetersting pov, beautiul colors1
4 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Super mountains landscape series ! Well presented !
4 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
very beautiful canyon, excellently defined by the shadow, perfectly framed !
4 years ago.
Charlie
Charlie
Nature sauvage et somptueuse !
4 years ago.
Udsch
Udsch
Very nice descriptions and information about the national park.
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Such impressive place
4 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautiful landscape image.
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Admired once more
Superb
Congrats on Explore
4 years ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
beaux paysages impressionnants de reliefs*****************
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
A magnificent view....looks like an excellent place to explore!
4 years ago.