|Kata Tjuta at sunrise, from Uluru.|
|Atila from the highway. Unlike the other two mighty rocks it is is on private land and can only be visited|
with a contracted tour company; the quality of their guides is unfortunately very much a matter of pot luck.
|Desert Oak Allocasuarina decaisneana in front of Uluru at sunset.|
|Hawkmoth caterpillar, Family Sphingidae, base of Uluru.|
|28 minutes before sunset; this is pretty much the colour it appears during the day.|
|14 minutes to sunset; the colour is intensifying.|
|Nine minutes to go.|
|Six minutes to sunset.|
|The shadow of the horizon is starting to climb up the rock, as the sun slips from sight.|
|Five minutes after sunset.|
|Kata Tjuta domes in silhouette (above), and seen|
through flowering Spinifex grass Triodia sp. (below) from the Uluru viewing area.
(Both photos taken on the same evening, but a different one from the Uluru series above.)
|The sun appearing behind the Desert Oaks (above) and beginning |
to warm the rock (below).
|Tumbled rocks fallen from the slopes.|
|Crevice in the rock face.|
|Berrigan, or Long-leaf Emubush E. longifolia, with Uluru as a backdrop.|
('Emubush' because of an apparently erroneous belief that the seeds need to pass through an emu to germinate.)
|Black-breasted Buzzard pair at nest near Uluru.|
|Part of the climb; the erosion in the rock face alongside the chain is evident.|
|The steepness of the climb is here evident. Over 30 people have died climbing the rock, most from heart attacks.|
The traditional owners feel a responsibility for those deaths, despite asking people to desist.
* the cultural and natural experiences on offer are the critical factors when visitors make their decision to visit the park.
|Black-breasted Buzzard over Uluru.|