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Hamersley Gorge…

by on Mar.06, 2016, under Life, Photography

Hamersley Gorge is in the north-west of Karijini, much further afield than the other gorges. It is quite a long dusty drive to get here and there’s really nothing else to visit anywhere in the area other than this gorge itself. However the spot is definitely worth the visit if you’re ever in the Karijini area. Swirls of rock sweep down through the gorge, and waterfalls rush into tranquil pools.

Cutting Through

Cutting Through

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 66 mm, 1.6 sec at f/11, ISO 100

Hamersley is very different to the other gorges I’d visited in Karijini. Most of the gorges are more narrow slot canyon type, some as narrow as a metre wide down the bottom. In addition most have layers and lines in the rock which are more parallel and straight.

Hamersley Ripple

Hamersley Ripple

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 60 mm, 1/60 sec at f/9, ISO 640

Here at Hamersley the gorge is very wide and spread out and the earth has rippled and shifted so that the layers have undulated and curved as can be easily seen in this closer section here.

Note: These photographs (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.

Hamersley Drop

Hamersley Drop

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 1.6 sec at f/16, ISO 50

There’s no denying the amazing beauty of this place that most people probably don’t even know exists.

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