The long path forward during a lonely hike. There is some sense of peace to be found in the tranquil desolation of the giant sand dunes on the eastern fringe of Lake Mungo. The winds over southern inland Australia have been blowing from the western quarter for millions of years and driven these ancient sands slowly east. Exploring places like this is a constant reminder of how short ones time is on this planet when confronted with the obvious impact such small geological forces such as the light breeze on your face has when compounded over thousands of millennia. The dunes originated from a lost inland sea many hundreds of kilometres to the west. The sand dunes in front of me are over 40m in height and stretch in continuous arc for approximately 40km. NSW, Australia
The lifeblood of the NSW outback, beautiful reflections along the Darling River belies the truth of a stagnant dying river. The result of both long term upstream drought and controversial water use policies, the Darling stopped flowing earler this year south of Wilcannia and the once great Menindee Lakes dried up. Like sentinels from another age, the ancient Red River gums that line the banks are in many cases over 800 years old. Kinchega National Park, Outback New South Wales, Australia.
Sunrise over Belougery Spire. First ascended by Eric Dark and Osmar White in 1932 the spire is is composed of peralkaline trachyte and was once part of a large shield volcano, that first erupted about 17 million years ago and stopped about 13 million years ago. Grand High Tops, Warrumbungle National Park, NSW, Australia .