Photographic Tour of the Bungle Bungles 2011
Still up in the tropical paradise that is Broome enjoying the hospitality of Nigel and Helen. My wife is flying up today for the second stage of the Kimberley adventure, so i’d better have a shave and change my shirt… after i put up some images from the recent 7 day photographic tour of the Bungle Bungles that we returned from a few days ago.
The massive wet season that has just concluded has affected Purnululu National Park as well, with the road in only opening up a few weeks ago, and the second campsite and half the gorges remaining closed still. This meant we couldn’t make it into Echidna Chasm or the Mini Palms Gorge, cutting down some of the sights and lookouts we could get to within the park.
To balance this up we went on a gruelling (but also stunningly beautiful) full day hike into Piccinini Creek Gorge. Ironically, the one who suggested the hike up the Gorge decided not to come in the end. He missed out on some beautiful locations, but he also missed out on really sore feet that took 2 days to recover from!
After the Piccinini Creek hike came the chopper flight around the Bungle Bungles. This is the absolute best way to see the scale of the Bungle Bungle ranges and to really understand just how massive are the formations. We could also see from the air just how small a part of the park we are able to explore, with many secluded palm filled gorges being totally inaccessible, and to this day unexplored by anybody but the indigenous traditional owners.
We then headed back into Kununurra for some shooting around Lake Argyle and a sunset boat tour, which provided some lovely mirror reflections of red rocks and green spinifex.
All these Images shot on the Canon 5D Mk II. More later…