Bungle Bungles, Piccaninny Creek Walk, Purnululu National Park

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    It is located in north east of Western Australia. The nearest major town is Kununurra to the north, or Halls Creek to the south.
    Purnululu is the name given to the sandstone area of the Bungle Bungle Range by the Kija Aboriginal people. The name means sandstone or may be a corruption of bundle grass. The range, lying fully within the park, has elevations as high as 578 metres above sea level. It is famous for the sandstone domes, unusual and visually striking with their striping in alternating orange and grey bands. The banding of the domes is due to differences in clay content and porosity of the sandstone layers: the orange bands consist of oxidised iron compounds in layers that dry out too quickly for cyanobacteria to multiply; the grey bands are composed of cyanobacteria growwing on the surface of layers of sandstone where moisture accumulates. www.facebook.com/BRJINC

    GEO M I, SBA73, Aussie Ron, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Trace Connolly 81 months ago | reply

      Really like this - I have not seen a shot of these ranges from this angle before. Nice work.

    2. BRJ INC. 81 months ago | reply

      Thanks, its probably because I did the Piccaninny Creek walk and most people aren't willing to carry camera equipment 26 km haha. What the hell I'm young! Might as well.

    3. Oriolus84 81 months ago | reply

      Well I appreciate your effort - definately worth it, cause I agree, that is a great angle. The patterning on the rock is just stunning.

    4. GEO M I 81 months ago | reply

      fantastic geology and wonderful shapes

    5. lina.haselof 80 months ago | reply

      Your fantastic shot was seen in:

       Official National Geographic Group


      Official National Geographic Group

      Thank you for sharing your photos!

    6. BRJ INC. 80 months ago | reply

      Thank you for your continued attention Lina.haselof, I appreciate it very much!

    7. Caleb McElrea 79 months ago | reply

      Beautiful work, I've got to get out to these sometime. Amazing Australian Outback icons.

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