30 June 2014

Glen Helen Gorge, Northern Territory - part one

...continuing on with posts from my recent visit to Alice Springs and beyond

 taken from a lookout, vantage point, when nearing our end of day destination at Glen Helen Gorge.  The West MacDonnell Ranges forming a majestic backdrop.

 it's now 4.49 pm., and our tour group have just arrived.  Left luggage in my room so's to take a walk down by the Finke River waterhole, to get these photos before end of day.  The following COLD morning, we would be leaving at 7 a.m. for 4WD experience to Palm Valley.

I could hear budgerigars in these trees; I guess they were making the most of the sun up high and starting to roost too.  I walked under these trees then, and yes I could see them, but small birds as they are, and up so high; too much branches/leaves to pick up any photos of.  Close, but not close enough ...still, I was really pleased to see budgerigars in the wild for the very first time.

 at the base of the tree, a termite nest

Just incredible to witness scenes like this, during this journey.  I constantly had the camera to my face so I'd have the memories recorded to take home with me.  I could've easily sat there for hours though with a cuppa in hands, just taking it all in, everywhere we travelled to.

There's more from Glen Helen Gorge to come.


Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful scenery is there.
The termite nest in the tree is special.
Photo 3 I love.

Out To Pasture said...

Thank you for posting your accounts and pictures of places I'd love to go to myself but will never get to see in person. I once lived in Melbourne and Perth but now live in my birth place in Canada. As I read your blog, wonderful sounds and fragrances are recalled, so you could say I have enhanced appreciation.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh I would so love to see all of this. I bet it was incredible to witness.

Dianne said...

Such deep rich colours Carole. I can understand why you were continually clicking away.

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the 1st shot - that is an amazing view. awesome times. ( :

hope you are well.

EG CameraGirl said...

The area is soooo gorgeous!

Kay said...

I was surprised by the termite nest!!
What an impressive landscape.
Love it!

Jeanne said...

So fascinating to see where these cute little birds would live in the wild. I have had several of them for pets and have so enjoyed them.

Susan said...

Definitely inspiring :D)