Kata Tjuta Sunrise, Northern Territory, Australia.

The Pitjantjajara name Kata Tjuta means ‘many heads’.

Taken with Canon EOS550D. 18-55mm Lens. 3 Exposures, Converted with Photomatix and processed in Lightroom.

Kata Tjuta, sometimes written Tjuṯa (Kata Joota), and also known as Mount Olga (or colloquially as The Olgas), are a group of large domed rock formations or bornhardts located about 365 km (227 mi) southwest of Alice Springs, in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. Uluru, 25 km (16 mi) to the east, and Kata Tjuta form the two major landmarks within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.


kata tjuta, sunrise, northern territory, australia, the olgas


  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago

    WOW……………………… the colours here Dean………………. …….at least you are managing to put up images…………………..I knew you could do it………………haha………………………..I love the name Kata Joota……………………..this looks really amazing ……………………..cheers Joyce

  • thanks a lot joyce – one of the most beautiful sunrise i have seen. everywhere i looked there were brilliant colours in the sky ! and yes uploading images is the easy part haha !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot Dean. Amazing colours over there.

  • thanks a lot john, yeah just love the colours of the outback, so awesome out there !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 2 years ago

    Awesome capture my friend.

    Cheers Jude x

  • thanks heaps jude !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 2 years ago

    wow Dean amzing colors here wonderful capture and thanks for the info

  • thankyou very much maggie, such a colourful place and the sunrises were amazing !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanalmost 2 years ago

    lovely shot , we have just been there too, needed a RedBubble hat in case I met ‘someone…’!

    [gee lots of rabbits about now! ]

  • haha can you get a RB hat, thats a great idea. i absolutely loved it out there, went there 10 years ago and decided i needed to go back. thanks virginia and hope you had a great time too !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoalmost 2 years ago

    Only now I noticed that you have the same camera than me! Hummm… I think you are the only one I know with the same camera… We should start a club! ahahah The photo is good, but the greenish-blueish tones of the vegetation are outstanding! Very nice!

  • haha yeah maybe we should start a group for the camera. just me and you joao haha. ive seen about two others on here with our camera. i love it ! glad u like the pic mate, the sunrises were awesome !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • vadim19
    vadim19almost 2 years ago

    beautiful work, Dean! I have not seen Olgas at the sunrise, only Uluru!

  • thanks vadim and this was the first time i got to see the olgas at sunrise. the good morning australia pic of ayers rock was taken from the same spot, so got to see both of them at sunrise at the same time, the sky all round was as good as ive seen. thanks mate !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 2 years ago


  • thanks wazza – and fr dropping by – you have an awesome day too !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • labaker
    labakeralmost 2 years ago

    nicely done!

  • thankyou very much larry !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous colours at work here.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • thanks a lot derek !

    – Dean Cunningham

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