A solitary old twisted tree skeleton stands on ancient rocks at Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.

This photo was taken on the 6km Kings Canyon Rim Walk. There are a few steep sections but it is a beautiful walk around the gorge. By the end I felt a little like this tree!

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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Comments

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Very nice. I love the twists & bends of the branches & the deep blue of the sky. Great shot.

  • Thanks Michael. Yes, That tree is probably hundreds of years old.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Well seen and captured. We weren’t able to do the rim walk as it was considered too windy! We walked up towards the top and were called back down by our guide :( Hope to see some shots from the walk.

  • Hi Trish, thanks for the fav. That was ashame, still you wouldn’t want to have gotten blown over the edge…

    – Michael John

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    This is stunning Michael!! Our country is so gorgeous and you have captured it well!! :)))

  • Thanks Vicki. Yes, it is great to stumble across images such as this.

    – Michael John

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    great image

  • Thanks matey.

    – Michael John

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 4 years ago

    Excellent capture and colours!

  • Thanks for the comment and the fave Edyta.

    – Michael John

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    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago

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  • Thanks Julie.

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  • BrettStevenson
    BrettStevensonover 4 years ago

    Excellent!

  • Thanks Brett!

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  • Thank You!

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  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Michael. When I first saw this image I thought it had to be Kings Canyon and when I read on I was right. Isn’t that a fabulous place. I did the walk as well back in 2001 and love it.

  • Thanks for the comment Ralph. It certainly is an amazing place.

    – Michael John

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 4 years ago

    I stayed in King Canyon, love the lone tree shot.. this is excellent!!

  • Thanks, yes it is very stark.

    – Michael John

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