Last week I got back from a whirlwind trip of the Northern Territory covering Alice Springs up to Darwin then out to Kakadu. It certainly whet my appetite and I can't wait to go back!
First off was Alice Springs. I only saw a snippet of the surrounding country but enough to know there is something really special about this area.
I could have watched these guys all day. Finches at Alice Springs Desert Park.
Barn owl in flight at Alice Springs Desert Park
Then it was onto Kakadu National Park with a brief stop at Fogg Dam on the way....
....where I was taking photos of this Forest Kingfisher and was photo-bombed by a Willie Wagtail!
Kakadu National Park
Brumbies at sunset - Kakadu. Does it get any better??!!
Whistling Ducks - Yellow Waters, Kakadu
Nourlangie Rock and Anbangbang billabong - Kakadu
A highlight of the visit to Kakadu was definitely the Aboriginal rock art. The first I have ever seen.
Incredible view from rocktop at Ubirr - Kakadu National Park
Water buffalo at sunset - Kakadu National Park
Then it was back to Darwin and down to Litchfield National Park
Blyth Homestead - built in 1928 and home to tin miners. There was a photo album in the hut and some history of the people who lived there.
The Lost City - Litchfield National Park. It really did look like ruins!
A very determined tree growing out of solid rock at The Lost City - Litchfield National Park
And so many places yet to see!