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Karijini Photo Tour transport

September 20th, 2022
Kalamina Gorge reflections, early morning, Karijini National Park. Adam Monk Photo tour of Karijini

Following on from my previous 2 posts on why I don’t shoot on my Karijini photo tour

Only 4 participants and a Landcruiser

I only take 4 participants on my Karijini photo tour, it’s a very small group by any tour standard, and the perfect number to fit into just one Landcruiser with camera gear. The Landcruiser is a lot more comfortable on the terrible roads within and around Karijini than the smaller Toyota Prados or Pajeros that you can normally hire locally. The Landcruiser is much roomier, especially the leg room, and the better suspension makes for a smoother ride on gravel roads with corrugations and the odd pothole…

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The other reason I don’t shoot on my Karijini photo Tour

September 18th, 2022
Kermits Pool in Hancock Gorge, Karijini National Park.

Following on from my previous post on why I don’t shoot on my karijini Photo tours Part 1

Why don’t I shoot on my Karijini Photo tour? (Part 2)

The other reason I don’t shoot while on my Karijini Photo Tour is about limited room at locations. Many of the locations in Karijini are narrow and shooting spots are few, so just 4 participants is the ideal number, especially without me hogging the best spot (not that I would do that anyway). If I don’t even carry camera gear then the temptation to shoot is completely removed. I get my photography fix vicariously by ensuring all of my group get their best shots.

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Karijini Photo Tour 2023 Ready to go

September 12th, 2022

My Karijini Photo Tour for April 2023 is out and ready to book, actually its already half full. Since this tour is for an exclusive group of just 4 participants it means there are only 2 spots left.

Dales Gorge cascades sunset, Karijini National Park. Adam Monk Photo tour of Karijini

You can see all the details for the 2023 tour HERE>> and if you have any questions feel free to email me at or give me a call on +61 415 854 179.

Where was this image shot?

The Image above is Dales cascades, one of the locations we shoot on tour. This image was shot on my pre tour reccie (before a private tour) 2 years ago, with the Phase One IQ3-100 digital back on the Cambo WRC400.

The Making of Spa Pool Hamersley Gorge

March 18th, 2015

Spa Pool Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park

Spa Pool in Hamersley Gorge.  Karijini NP, western Australia, uneditedThis image was shot on my last trip to the Pilbara in the middle of last year, Spa Pool is a small rock pool (about the size of a big spa) in Hamersley Gorge which is part of Karijini National Park.  A lot of visitors to the park skip Hamersley Gorge since you have to drive quite a way outside the park to get there.  It looks inviting doesn’t it?  Like it would be nice to sit in, as the name suggests?  I have seen people swim in Spa Pool… Briefly. It’s very very cold.

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Hamersley Gorge, Karijini NP

February 1st, 2015

Karijini National Park is one of the true gems of Western Australia, or the world really.  It’s like nowhere else on Earth I have ever been, especially Hamersley Gorge, which is the place that visitors to Karijini often miss because it’s outside of the park and requires a considerable drive to get there.  That’s a shame really, since I think it’s probably the most beautiful gorge in a National Park full of beautiful gorges.  Hamersley Gorge is the location where the age of the rocks and the folded layers in the Earth are most pronounced and visible, it’s where I feel most strongly the brevity of human existence.

Hamersley Gorge Karijini National Park

Shot on the Hasselblad H5D-50 with the 28mm lens, very early in the morning.


Hamersley Gorge at Dawn, Karijini National Park

September 9th, 2014

Hamersley Gorge Karijini National ParkThis is the second image from my recent brief trip to Karijini National Park in the Pilbara Region of WA.  I have lots of new images from that region, but finding time to work on them it difficult at the moment it seems.  With running a gallery and organising Photographic tours to exotic locations my days seem to be full!

This image was shot pre-sunrise above Spa Pool in Hamersley Gorge with the borrowed Hasselblad H5D-50 and the Hasselblad HCD 28mm lens.

Click on the image to get a better view…

Spa Pool, Hamersley Gorge Karijini NP

August 28th, 2014

Hamersley Gorge is one of the most beautiful gorges in an already phenomenal place, Karijini National Park.  When tourists come into the gallery and say to me, “I have 2 weeks here in Australia, where should I go?”  9 times out of 10 I say, go to Karijini, and don’t skip Hamersley Gorge!

Hamersley Gorge is outside the main part of the park, and requires a drive of a couple of hours to get to, but it is so very much worth it. I was back there again a few weeks ago and after many visits it still takes my breath away.  This is the first of the new images of Hamersley Gorge from the last trip, shot with the borrowed Hasselblad H5D-50 (While my Hasselblad was visiting relatives in Europe).  It’s actually the first time I have been to the park with a digital camera…  Such a relief to not be shooting with a 6 x17 camera any more, it’s such a painful format!

Spa Pool in Hamersley Gorge.  Karijini NP, western Australia

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