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.

9 comments:

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)