|The red arrow point indicates Kalbarri and the mouth of the Murchison, flowing from the north-east.|
|The Murchison, in the dry season, beneath the cliffs at Ross Graham Lookout, Kalbarri NP.|
|Dry woodlands, typical of the sandplains of Kalbarri above the Murchison.|
|"Nature's Window", a wind-eroded feature high above the Murchison.|
|Down at river level, a quiet pool. While the level is low here, after a dry summer when the cyclones |
don't bring rain this far south, the flow can stop altogether.
|Semi-arid Kalbarri NP woodland rapidly becoming awash!|
|The tubes are in fact Skolithos - casts of the burrows of worms that lived in a shallow sea here some 410 years ago.|
|These tracks are those of a eurypterid, or 'sea scorpion', the top predator of its time, which |
here followed small prey ashore onto a soft muddy shore, where they had doubtless thought they were safe!
|Tall Mulla Mulla Ptilotus macrocephalus, in almost unimaginably massed flowering; this species is widespread across the arid inland, but I've never seen it like this.|
|Pink Milkmaids Burchardia rosea, family Colchicaceae. |
One of just five species in the genus, this beautiful lily is restricted to the Murchison area.
For more about the somewhat mysterious person it was named for, see here.
|Grevillea candelabroides, above, and|
Grevillea petrophiloides (Pink Pokers) below
|Wiry Honeymyrtle Melaleuca nematophylla, another magnificent massed display.|
|Verticordia monodelpha, guaranteed to turn both hearts and heads!|