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Taken at the Kimberley coast, North West Australia. Pindan is a name given to the red-soil country of the south-western Kimberley region of Western Australia. The word “pindan” was first mentioned in print in August 1884 in the Perth Inquirer. The term comes from a local Aboriginal language and applies both to the soil and to the vegetation community associated with it. Pindan country is geographically restricted to Dampierland, including the Dampier Peninsula and its hinterland, the area around Broome and Roebuck Bay, and a coastal strip extending south-westwards from Roebuck Bay adjacent to Eighty Mile Beach. It is semi-arid with a tropical monsoonal climate of hot, wet summers and mild, dry winters. The flat, or gently undulating, land lacks prominent landmarks and is easy to get lost in. The soils are usually red and sandy with a high clay content, low in nutrients, and susceptible both to drought and to waterlogging when wet.

Canon 40D, Canon 10-22mm, F11, 1/500, ISO 400


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kimberley, coast, north west australia, australia, broome, water, seascape, desert, landscape, pindan, indian ocean, orange, red soil

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  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 2 years ago

    Oh Jill, this one knocked my socks off, that orange and blue contrast, wow !

  • Thanks very much Ang for your lovely comment ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • jamesataylor
    jamesataylorover 2 years ago

    Fantastic contrast

  • Many thanks James ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!

  • Thank you Lorilee ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 2 years ago

    lovely

  • Thanks very much ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    wonderful colors and capture

  • Many thanks ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • karina73020
    karina73020over 2 years ago

    Very fabulous shot, makes me travel!! thank you :))

  • Thanks Karina, it’s a wonderful and unique place ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • Richard Cassar
    Richard Cassarover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous scene!

  • Many thanks Richard ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 2 years ago

    WOW incredible image!!!! Well shot and photographed :)))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thanks so much Vicki ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • pennyswork
    pennysworkover 2 years ago

    Stunning colours Jill:))

  • Thanks so much for the feature Penny, the contrasting colours are incredible up there with the pindan soil and turquoise water ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • Naia
    Naiaover 2 years ago

    very dynamic,
    such rich colour in that Pindan soil and the clear ocean
    beautiful!

  • Thanks so much Naia, yes amazing colours in that part of the world ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

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