Kimberley Creeks and Orchids

Today’s selection of photos from Western Australia include some excellent (if I do say so myself) images from the Violet Valley area of the east Kimberley region. The area includes significant ranges of mountains and abounds with water, deepish valleys and beautiful spinifex and grass covered expanses which are impossible not to love.

These orchids are endemic to the Kimberley region of Australia and are simply spectacular. The large clusters can be more than a meter across.

Violet Valley is so called because of the purplish hue that sunset and sunrise bring to life in the grasses of the area.

The upper reaches of the ord River, or so I think. Apparently there was a freshwater crocodile in this waterhole.

A small grass fire progressing along the creek line.

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