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The Strange and Alluring Pinnacles Desert {Photo Junket}

By on Aug 10, 2011 in Western Australia | 0 comments

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The Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia

The Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia

Like eerie fingers erupting up from a desert wasteland, the ghostly Pinnacles situated in the Nambung National Park near Cervantes is said by those indigenous to the area to be inhabited by evil spirits. For this week’s photo junket I thought I’d take you on a journey into this harsh environment and to a place that is avoided by some Indigenous Australian’s and sadly, a place that your children’s children may never have the chance to see due to the constant wind erosion of the site. Niki and I visited here on our way to Desperation Beach as part of an experimental tourism project we were working on and were mesmerized by the sight of hundreds of limestone mounds that scattered across the plain which eventually rendezvous with the Indian Ocean. The Pinnacles are about a one and a half hours drive north of Perth along the new Indian Ocean Drive and is an easy day trip. The cost is about $10 per car and after 4.30pm it’s by honour box, which is well worth visiting at this time if you want to photograph some of the most extraordinary sunsets. Just watch out for the creeping shadows as they reach out for your soul…

A Pinnacle 'Finger' Erupting from the Sand

A Pinnacle ‘Finger’ Erupting from the Sand

 

Nambung National Park and the Pinnacles Desert

Nambung National Park and the Pinnacles Desert

 

The Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia

The Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia

 

Pink and Gray Galah Nesting at the Pinnacles

Pink and Gray Galah Nesting at the Pinnacles

 

 

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