7 photo pano stitch (cropped – so probably really 6 photos… but still pretty gigantic!)
Nikon D800 + Nikkor 24-70mm
ISO 100 • f/11 • 1/30sec • 29mm The Cockburn (“koh-bern”) Ranges, East Kimberley.
When I first came to the Kimberley, it was as a teacher, and the Kimberley Catholic schools had a program called “Kimberley Calling” which I liked the sound of… it was nice to think that a place “called” people to it.
After I’d been swimming with friends one day, I heard another story… that once you’ve drunk water from the Fitzroy River (which we all had – we were swimming!), you have the Kimberley in you, and even if you leave, you’ll always come back. And interestingly, one of the most common stories you’ll hear up here is that “I was only going to stay for a week/month/year…. and I’m still here.”
The Kimberley is tough, it’s hot, it’s rugged, it’s isolated, and it doesn’t suffer fools gladly… but it is one of the most special places on Earth.