Nitmiluk National Park
About Katherine Gorge
During the dry season the smoke from the excessive burning off in the Top End makes the light very ordinary for photography. The best time is early in the dry before the burning but at this time Katherine Gorge is still closed to canoeing so there is only on way to access the gorge for these type of images. Walk. In this case it involved starting at 3am (with a 25kg pack) to cover the 13km before sunrise and be in position when that early morning light brings the gorge to life. The last part of the walk is classified difficult and made more so the fact it was dark but to know you have the gorge to yourself is a magic experience. This image is captured near Lily Ponds in Nitmiluk National Park.