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Junction Pool Lookout…

by on Jan.14, 2016, under Life, Photography

Junction Pool Lookout is inbetween the car park and Oxer Lookout – all three are literally just a few hundred metres apart so it’s a very quick and easy walk between them. I was coming back out on my way back to the car so I could drive over to where I’d be heading down into Hancock Gorge this morning.

On the way I stopped off at Junction Pool Lookout to take a look. As it’s name indicates Junction Pool Lookout offers spectacular views down to Junction Pool, 100 metres below.

This is the view from the lookout platform looking almost straight down to the junction of the gorges and water flows below. It is a breathtaking sight but not one for the faint of heart as the viewing platform sticks out over the cliff edge and I’m leaning out to setup the tripod and camera to look almost straight down. Hard to believe but the steep gorge walls ate 100m high!.

Junction Pool Lookout

Junction Pool Lookout

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 62 mm, 1.3 sec at f/11, ISO 100

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

Unfortunately I wouldn’t be going down to Junction Pool, instead just a little past Kermits Pool would be as far as I’d be able to go down Hancock Gorge today. Getting to Junction Pool requires heading beyond Kermits Pool to the Class 6 area. This requires ropes and abseiling gear and you must be with a guide (e.g. with West Oz Active).

Another look at those magnificent Karijini hills in the early morning light.

Rising Glow

Rising Glow

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 1/15 sec at f/11, ISO 100

At 7:30AM I headed back to the car.

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