Karijini National Park lies some 1,400 kms north of Perth in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is the second largest park in WA & covers in excess of 600,00 hectares.
In landscape terms, the park offers mountains, escarpments, valleys & a variety of precipitous gorges with layered rock formations, waterfalls & rock pools.
I visited Karijini in March 2012, just at the end of the wet season. It was an incredible experience in so many respects (& not just because of the little green frogs who live under the rims of toilet bowls).
Potentially, there is much to photograph, but access can be difficult in places. Some of the images produced by the pros have necessitated the employment of professional guides with abseiling equipment & being young, healthy & fit would have been a distinct advantage. It’s not just a matter of rocking up & setting up – you really have to work for your images. Also, I visited immediately after the passing of Cyclone Lua. The area had taken a battering with much evidence of flood & wind damage .
As a result, I gravitated towards close-up scenes of water & rock. Under the IMAGES section you will find the first results of my efforts.