Most people think the wealthiest region in Australia is Sydney, but it’s actually the mineral rich Northern Territory. It’s here the highest wages are paid. The trade off is that one has to endure the intense heat, navigate extremely rugged terrain, and there’s little or no social activity happens outside of the populated areas of Alice Springs and Darwin. Now if you’re a photographer, the Northern Territory is ideal.
I rushed into Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to capture the sunset striking the Uluru rock after 8 hours of driving from Alice Springs. Contrary to what I had envisioned, The Northern Territory Outback is flat, and 7 hours of arid nothing is mind numbing. Around the 7th hour an extraterrestrial-looking dome begins to appear on the flat horizon. It’s a site from out-of-this-world. Both Uluru and Kata Tjuta have a rich, deep red hue to them. The golden sunset striking these rocks creates some of the more interesting colors I’ve ever encountered. Is it worth the 8 hour drive? Heck yes!
Above is Kata Tjuta, or also known as The Olgas.