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This ancient Aboriginal rock painting depicts a ‘Mimi Spirit’ with a spear thrower and a ‘dilly’ (carrying) bag.

These ‘Mimi’ are tall, thin beings, living in the rocky escarpments and are generally considered harmless. It is believed the paintings themselves were painted by Mimi Spirits, who were so thin that they could slip in and out of cracks in the rock.

This image was captured at Ubirr Art site (Obiri Rock), a heritage listed site.

Ubirr is located in the East Alligator region of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia, and is famous for its rock art. It consists of a group of rock outcrops on the edge of the Nadab floodplain where there are several natural shelters that have a collection of Aboriginal rock paintings, some of which are many thousands of years old.

Ubirr, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.

Mamiya ZM film camera, as is.

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ubirr, northern territory, australiana, rock paintings, rock art, aborigines, aboriginal, ancient, mimi spirit, man, obiri rock, kakadu national parks

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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  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 3 years ago

  • sedge808
    sedge808almost 3 years ago

    very cool.

  • Thanks Gav

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 3 years ago

    Magnificent images – the drawings and your capture of them.

  • Thanks for the fave Donna

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  • myraj
    myrajalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful reading and rock painting. Great shot Michael.
    Myra

  • Thanks for that Myra

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  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetalmost 3 years ago

    Very interesting story of this fantastic shot

  • Thanks Corinne

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 3 years ago

    Beautifully done

  • Thanks Kathy

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 3 years ago

    Mmm .. looks a bit like me, except that I have more hair !
    A mysterious piece of art there Mike. Nice shot.

  • lol – yes, very unusual.

    – Michael John

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaalmost 3 years ago

    fascinating art and write about this beautiful work

  • Thanks for the comment and fave

    – Michael John

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent photo and write-up about it Michael,,,, Rick

  • Thanks Rick

    – Michael John

  • Kathilee
    Kathileealmost 3 years ago

    I feel like a learn so much about Australia from you Michael and enjoy it every time!

  • lol – many thanks!

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