Landscapes - Robert Downie
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Mutawintji Gorge

The more time one spends away, and the more one travels, the more the red ochre of the Australian outback seems to loom large in one’s mind. Perhaps I am just dreaming of somewhere 70 degrees C (158 F) warmer than the frozen lake I am looking at out the window. Several days drive from anywhere of note; the red cliffs of Mutawintji Gorge are as isolated as they are beautiful. Mutawintji National Park is dissected by numerous colourful gorges, rockpools and creek beds lined with red gums. Far West region of outback New South Wales, in eastern Australia.

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