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Lennard Gorge: A Wider View by Mieke Boynton

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Ever since I hired a ute from Kununurra and threw my swag in the back to explore the Gibb River Road for ten days in 2008, I have wanted to return to this gorge. It is, in my opinion, the most spectacular of all that I visited. It has taken me exactly three years to find the time to get there again… but I was not disappointed. It is even more beautiful than I remembered. Absolutely amazing.
The reason the gorge is so deep (according to the Dept of Environment and Conservation) is one side is Dolerite, and the other is Sandstone, and as the Kimberley was lifted by geological forces, the Lennard River cut its way down through the join.

Please view large!

Lennard Gorge, on the Gibb River Road in The Kimberley, Western Australia.

Nikon D60 (Sigma 10-20mm)


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  • Andrew (ark photograhy art)
    Andrew (ark ph...about 3 years ago

    Lovely shot, awesome work. a fav for me

  • Thanks, Andrew!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Jenni Tanner
    Jenni Tannerabout 3 years ago

    Very nice Mieke, I like the colour reflected in the water and the way it is repeated throughout the scene :-)

  • Thanks, Jen. The extremes in light and the distance between foreground/background made it a challenging shoot, but I took a few bracketed shots and some with different focal lengths so I’ll see what I can do with them!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • JanT
    JanTabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful layers and hues of rock, Mieke. Gorgeous gorge!

  • Thanks, Jan. It really is “gorge-ous”!! Lol!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Heather Thorning
    Heather Thorningabout 3 years ago

    This is stunning Mieke.Beautiful contrasts in colours…

  • Thanks heaps, Heather :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Lenka
    Lenkaabout 3 years ago

    I can very well see why you wanted to go back! Amazing landscape, great colours, interesting geology :) Wide-angle makes for terrific photograph, instant fav :)

  • Thanks, Lenka! I had to get up at 4:30am to get here before the sun hit the water… but I’m glad I did!! :) :) :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 3 years ago

    Looks brilliant LARGE Mieke! :)

  • Thanks, Carol! =D Yeah, the rocks in the foreground are pretty amazing when you look at it large :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamabout 3 years ago

    Stunning image, Mieke, the colours and textures are wonderful!

  • Thank you, Damienne! :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesabout 3 years ago

    What a perspective!! I am sure it is wonderful in person as it is here, thanks for sharing

  • It most certainly is, Angela!! Thank you :) :) :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Justin Atkins
    Justin Atkinsabout 3 years ago

    Super Nice !!!!!!!!

  • Thanks, Justin!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 3 years ago

    ooh fabulous!

  • Thanks, Ginny!!

    – Mieke Boynton

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