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THE GROTTO #2

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
The Grotto is a natural pool located 28.74kms SouthEast of Wyndham, 52.91kms West of Kununurra, 145.68kms North of Warmun (Turkey Creek) and 233.78kms SouthEast of Kalumburu, in the state of Western Australia. In other words, it’s in the middle of nowhere.


The Grotto is quite a spectacular gorge seen from the top (yesterday’s up-loaded) or from the bottom. The access to the water hole is fairly easy.There is a steep path down from the top of the plateau into the gorge. Walking down carefully, you’re there in 5 minutes. Going up is more strenuous and the beating sun and heat as you climb up make you regret having left the shaded and cool pool side.

The waterfalls are usually dry from June to November. The water has become stagnant. When I first visited the place in 2011, there were birds and two very large Merten's water monitors and it was a most enchanting moment observing them. Last June a family, was making a racket in the water swimming and scaring all the wildlife.

Tags: Australia Western australia Landscape and travel The grotto SHIRE OF WYNDHAM EAST THE KIMBERLEY

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Comments


EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
11 Jan 2013 2:13PM
Reflection; detail and the wonderful feeling of isolation and stillness.
Joan.

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
11 Jan 2013 2:33PM
Fantastic reflections, Jean-Noel, what a sublime place to relax and have a swim, and of course to see the wildlife. Carol
djh698 12 3.8k 6 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 2:37PM
nice to see pictures of these remote places that I will probably never get to see. Uluru was remote for me and that has thousands of visitors
David
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
11 Jan 2013 2:38PM
Dark and cool-- and probably home to lots of unusual critteers-- What a wonderful "secret" garden!
great reflextion good shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
11 Jan 2013 3:39PM
A deep blue grotto, with a beautiful reflection.

Dave
11 Jan 2013 5:46PM
What wonderful colours you have captured here
abeeror2 4 22 Australia
11 Jan 2013 7:59PM
Brilliant!
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 8:10PM
I am sure I recall a news item, from the other day,where a British student/back-packer/holidaymaker had fallen to their death in a similar placeSad

Perhaps I'm wrongSmile

Adrian
12 Jan 2013 6:45AM
Beautiful view!Smile
Regards Valery
dubstar62 3 1
15 Jan 2013 9:17PM
I wonder what this is like in mono....nice work..DH

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