Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Red Centre

The desolate deserts and mountains around Alice Springs; Uluru, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta, Ellery Creek, Glen Helen etc. Impressive landscapes and a fantastic safari from Wayoutback with tripleA rating for guide/driver Kate! Most impressive are the sunsets, with the bright yellow-orange glow after the sun has disappeared.
MacDonnal Ranges
Uluru at sunset
New growth after bushfire
King's Canyon
Glen Helen
Glen Helen
Rock-wallaby @Simpsons Gap

The Ochre Pits
Petermann Ranges
I did not see many birds as we were travelling a lot, but Emu, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Black-breasted Buzzard, Dingo's and various Wallaby's were exciting. And we made a short stop for the Major Mitchells' Cockatoo beside the road.

endless gravel roads
The stay at the Pathdorf B&B offered good birding in the ecological garden. Besides the Western Bowerbird the Splendid Fairy-wren was the highlight, amazing colours!
No flash used, this bird is radiant!