Landscapes We’ve Travelled Through

by Deb on July 8, 2010

On our holiday we drove around 500km into the centre of Australia, then flew roughly 2000km to Perth on the west coast.  We also saw the south-west, driving another 300km or so.  So we’ve been through a lot of climate zones, types of use and landscapes!  These are just a few.

Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek

Devil's Marbles

The Devil’s Marbles

Ti Tree

Ti Tree. It’s been a wet year, this is very green.

Alice Springs

This is in the middle of Alice Springs.

The Gap

“The Gap” – the gap worn in the ancient range by the Todd River.

McDonnel Ranges

The McDonnel Ranges from the air – I love these. There used to be mountains taller than the Himalayas but they have been eroded down and tilted over millions of years. You can see the tilted layers and water trails where trees grow, even though this is desert.

Salt FlatsSalt flats, although these seem to have water in them.


Uluru from the air, the rock itself. Ayers Rock to non-Australians. It really is an enormous rock rising from flat plains, notice the sand dunes of very fine red dust in the foreground.

South-West of WA

In contrast, the south-west.


Which is a cultivated landscape, especially around the Margaret River wine region,


a lot wetter,


and the trees are a lot taller.


Apparently it’s politically incorrect and these should now be called grass trees, but they’ll always be blackboys to me. Those leaves are woody, when bushfires come through they get burnt back and turn into a black ‘trunk.’

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Ro July 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm

They are fab photos, Deb.
Our land is full of contrasts; I sent a postcard to the Ukraine on Postcrossing showing a montage of views of Oz, the recipient was so amazed he emailed me to ask if it was real !
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Hear Mum Roar July 8, 2010 at 7:04 pm

I love that shot of Uluru! I’ve never been yet, but one day…
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Harriet July 9, 2010 at 1:42 am
jehara July 9, 2010 at 3:07 am

The aerial shots are divine. I especially like the Uluru rock.


Jill Conyers July 9, 2010 at 3:16 am

Great photos! I would like a to travel a bit more this summer before I have to go back to work.


Janet July 9, 2010 at 3:30 am

beautiful shots 🙂


izzybella July 9, 2010 at 3:44 am

Those are beautiful shots. I’ve always wanted to go to Australia…
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Kristin (Wanderlust) July 9, 2010 at 5:04 am

Deb, thanks for sending me the link. These are great photos! I love the shot of Uluru from the air. From the ground it appears to be rather cylindrical but looks heart-shaped from above. I’ve never been to Western Australia but will get there one day. Loved seeing the photos. The road through the red dirt is beautiful!
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Kristin (Wanderlust) July 9, 2010 at 5:06 am

P.S. Have you had a site makeover? I like the changing header at the top with all the beautiful photos. I haven’t been by in some time (shame on me) so maybe you changed it a while back. Looks great!
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Curious Cat Travel Photo Blog July 11, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Very nice, I recently started a travel photo blog of my own. I love to see new places and photography. I haven’t been to Australia yet, but hope to get there.
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