From the Gibb River Station we returned along the Gibb River Road to Mt Barnett (overnight) and then down the road past Imintji, and to the turn off to Windjana Gorge. We travelled down this road towards Fitzroy Crossing. The road travells along and through the Devonian Reef – a range of hills that are actually part of an ancient Barrier reef. The land has been uplifted and now the reef is an interesting formation hundreds of kilometres long. One formation that is especially interesting is Tunnel Creek – a stream flows through a tunnel through the hills – you can walk through it. Just outside is a large slab of rock that has many fossils showing – mostly small stingrays. They are around 300 million years old.
The tunnel itself is dark and at various places you need to wade through water knee deep. There are many tours going through and the tours give all participants a LED torch. This image shows the lights of a tour group returning. This was a 30 second exposure and in the full size version you can just make out the images of the people – I assume they stopped to listen to the guide briefly and left a faint impression.
These rock formations are just south of Cosy Corner. They offer many good possibilities for photographs. I will probably post some more from here in the future because as I look through my images it was hard to choose which one to post.
Down towards the Augusta lighthouse, there are some places where water seeps out of the limestone and trickles slowly over rocks. As it evaporates it leaves behind highly colored deposits. The combination of these deposits, the grasses, and the rocks make some interesting patterns. It is interesting that the limestone is sitting on top of the granite.
I have printed these on Epson Velvet Fine Art paper (a bit like blotting paper for those who aren’t familiar with it) and they come out great.