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Reflections, Katherine River, Northern Territory, Australia by Adrian Paul

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Katherine River is located in the Northern Territory, Australia. Its headwaters are in Nitmiluk National Park, it flows through the town of Katherine, and is a major tributary of the Daly River.

The first European explorer to see the river was John McDouall Stuart in 1862. He named it Katherine after the second daughter of expedition sponsor John Chambers.

In late January, 1998, heavy rain associated with Cyclone Les raised the level of the river by more than 20 metres and flooded a large part of Katherine town.1 A more recent flood on 6 April 2006 caused a state of emergency to be declared. During this event the river peaked at a height of just below 19 metres at the Katherine bridge on the Stuart Highway.(Wikipedia)

Camera – Nikon D50; Lens – Nikon 18 – 55mm


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I am a retired secondary school English teacher and live in Coffs Harbour (NSW) Australia.

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  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 6 years ago

    Wonderful photo and a great narrative to go with it. I can’t believe it is over 11 years ago that Katherine was flooded!! All the best, Peter

  • Thanks Peter. Yes, it is frightening how quickly time goes.

    – Adrian Paul

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 6 years ago

    Great description and an outstanding reflection, the detail in the water is just perfect

  • Thank you. This was late afternoon and we found this quiet section of the river not far from our caravan park.

    – Adrian Paul

  • zoompix
    zoompixalmost 6 years ago

    Great image of a truely beautiful part of Australia

  • Thank you. Yes, this is a beautiful part of Australia.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    Great capture Adrian ! Those flood heights are almost beyond comprehension as one glides down the Gorge with water at normal levels !

  • Yes, it is almost unbelievable isn’t it? Thanks Trish

    – Adrian Paul

  • Mary Jane Foster
    Mary Jane Fosterabout 3 years ago

    Very beautiful reflections, reminds me of the Hann River in the Kimberley.

  • Thank you Mary Jane.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayabout 3 years ago

    From Australia! You’re Standing In It… Group
    Special Australia Day Features! 26/1/2012

  • Thank you for featuring this work, Vanessa.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Tracie Louise
    Tracie Louiseabout 3 years ago

    I do love reflection shots and this one is just amazing.. So Aussie!!!!

  • Thanks tracylouise, both for your comment and for adding this to your favourites.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonabout 3 years ago

    I like the nice pastal shades and then the darker green.

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