GEIKIE GORGE #5

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
“The gorge was named in honour of Sir Archibald Geikie, the Director General of Geological Survey for Great Britain and Ireland when it was given its European name in 1883. Sir Archibald never visited the gorge and in due course the traditional owners, the Bunaba people, hope that it will be more generally known by its Aboriginal name, Darngku.....
The gorge has been formed by the Fitzroy River and the level of the river in the wet season can rise by up to 16.5 metres (54 ft). The flood level can be clearly seen on the walls where the abrasive action of the floodwaters on the limestone has scoured the surface white.” (Wikipedia)
A boat tour is a must in order to see some amazing cliffs.

Tags: Australia Western australia Landscape and travel Kimberley FITZROY RIVER FITZROY CROSSING GEIKIE GORGE NATIONAL PARK


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NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 1:17PM
A very interesting foreword supported by a wonderfully composed and presented photograph Jean-Noel.

Regards Nathan Grin

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taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
7 Jan 2013 2:33PM
54 feet-- this must change the landscape completely-- beautiful as it is!
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:32PM
Very hard to imagine the river in flood

To late now, but one country I always wanted to visit

Adrian
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
7 Jan 2013 11:38PM
Good capture JN of this impressive sit.
Joan.
30 Jan 2013 3:43PM
Beautiful... so clear.

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