CBBH Photo Challenge ; View of the Bungle Bungles from an Aircraft

I have just discovered this blog “East of Malaga” Marianne gives us photo challenges with a twist, as well as posting appropriate photos we also pass on a couple of other blogging buddies that we follow…

This challenge really excited me as I have photos of the amazing flight we took from Kununurra (I love the name of that town, it rolls off your tongue) Over the huge Ord river dam and Lake Argyle diamond mines into the heart of the Kimberly’s and landed among the surreal Bungle Bungles mountain range. We spent 8 hours walking through this ancient landscape before flying back as the sunset.

vegetables and sandalwood plantations

vegetables and sandalwood plantations

Lake Argyle used for the irrigation of this huge vegetable growing area

Lake Argyle used for the irrigation of this huge vegetable growing area

Huge irrigated vegetable crops

Huge irrigated vegetable crops with township of Kununurra in the distance

Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle

Argyle diamond mine

Argyle diamond mine

Escarpments stretch through the out back plains

Escarpments stretch through the out back plains

Bungle Bungles from the air

Bungle Bungles from the air

You can see the track we walked along into the domes

You can see the track we walked along into the domes

The track winds among the domes

The track winds among the domes

Deep canyons in the Bungles range

Deep canyons in the Bungles range

I had to include a photo from the ground they are the most amazing formations I have ever seen

I had to include a photo from the ground they are the most amazing formations I have ever seen

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The Bungle Bungles domes

The Bungle Bungles domes

It took an hour to fly to the small landing strip and then we spent 8 hours walking among these ancient formations. This place rates as one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. The history of it is very recent in European discoveries as it was only in 1988 that these formations were discovered. Of course the Aboriginals had known of them for centuries and they are a very special and sacred place to the indigenous people.

In 2010 I did a 2 day over-land tour into this area and slept in a swag under the stars. It was truly a magical experience.

This time it was fly in and then as the sunset we flew back to Kununurra, my gypsy soul full to over-flowing with the experience…

If you come to Australia put a visit to this area at the top of your list it is truly a unique and inspiring place..

The sun sets slowly in the west

The sun sets slowly in the west

Now I have the pleasure to introduce you to a couple of my blogging buddies. It is hard to name just 2 as I follow and enjoy reading the posts and interacting with so many inspirational people out there in the blogosphere. I will be back to visit Marianne’s weekly challenge and I can then gradually introduce you to more.

Lisa of “Zeebra Designs and Destinations” is an artist living in Costa Rica. She is a very talented lady and shares stories and photos of her life and friends in the area she lives, taking us for walks along the muddy tracks into town. Showing us the food and interaction with the children and neighbours. I love chatting with her in cyberspace. Go over and say “hello”…

Ailsa of “Where’s my backpack” is a traveller, I love following her stories of the adventures and places she has seen and visited. She is a true free spirit and her descriptions and photos take you on the journey with her. She also organizes a weekly photo challenge “Travel Theme” each week she chooses a different subject to keep you searching for photos to portray the theme. It is hugely popular and hundreds of bloggers submit very interesting interpretations of the theme each week. Take a look, this week it is “shadows“..

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19 thoughts on “CBBH Photo Challenge ; View of the Bungle Bungles from an Aircraft

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge : Landscape… | Memories are made of this

  2. Beautiful 🙂 I never got to go up north in all the years i lived in WA .. Flew over only once years ago 🙂

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  3. Wow! That’s a great series of photos for an amazing part of the world. Incredible!

    Thanks for sharing links to two blogs you enjoy reading – it’s always good to find new places our blogging friends enjoy visiting 🙂

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  4. how nice of you to allow us to sit beside you and peer out the window/over your shoulder! and how equally nice to be the recipient of such lovely praise! thank you so much!
    i am home now – there will be a shrimp harvest by the house later tonight (low tide) so you know where i will be!
    see you in cyberspace again soon, and thanks again!
    lisa/z

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  5. This is such a magical place! You wouldn’t think those formations were fragile, but reading that sign puts it all into perspective. Fantastic 😉

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    • It is good that they are protecting this very fragile area now so many people are finding it. Far more self driving tourists in there in 2010 than the first time I visited in 2005. and the big 4wheel drive coaches now run tours into the heart of the Bungles

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  6. Sandra

    Such fascinating rock formations! It’s must have been very interesting to see the domes from two different perspectives, ground view and aerial view. Ps. Re East of Malaga, I have also looked at this blog from time to time as we also live in the Axarquia, east of Malaga.

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    • That’s interesting that you are in the same area. Is it very large? You may even know each other. My friend Margaret (Les will know her) also has a friend with an apartment in that area and she has stayed there a couple of times..Small world isn’t it?

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  7. What an amazing adventure!

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    • Thanks Dallas, it is one of my favourite places in Australia. It has a real aura I can understand why it is so sacred to the Aboriginals

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  8. You give me a real heigh, sky heigh in the clouds, we have shared many great times and places.

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  9. Oh what an incredible landscape. Australia is so stunning and why does it have such fantastic names for things? No “Rocky Mountains” in Australia, but Bungle Bungles and Kookaburas. Just love Australia….Looking forward to returning and getting more bird shots!

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