Geikie Gorge 3, Swalows

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Comments (14)

sugarbag1 on November 25, 2009

Excellent Excellent Y*

bdeh on November 25, 2009

David thank you very much for the Y*. I'm pleased. It was a beautiful morning and we went at 08.00 o'clock with an Aboriginal guide by boat through the gorge. Only the freshwater crocodiles were out of sight on the sandbanks warming up in the sun. But it was great. Greetings Berend

dorothynelson on September 29, 2010

Hi again Berend, I see that you have been to Costa Rico. I too have been there (Cloud forest)etc. I am learning alot from your profile etc.I am a little lost using Panoramio though. I have traveled through South America, Mexico,Kenia,Russia,Italy to name a few. I think it is wonderful to be able converse with people as yourself. Thanks Dorothy

bdeh on September 30, 2010

Hi Dorothy , I have travelled a lot too.

But when I was young only in Europe and mostly France and a few times Spain. But I've also been to England, Portugal, Denmark and to 12 different places in Greece. In 2000 I made the first holiday far away, to Thailand.

I like to visit Africa and maybe Brasil, but also Vietnam, Cambodja and Japan must be great. So I have some wishes to came through. Greetings Berend

ƤōƝƓ on April 14, 2011

Exotic Western Australia!

Golden ☆ + LIKEd

bdeh on April 14, 2011

Hello ah-p☺ng, thank you very much for visiting my gallery, your compliment and Golden ☆ + LIKE. Greetings Berend

leo1383 on September 19, 2011

Fantastic,nice shot,regards

bdeh on September 20, 2011

This is such a beautiful area Leo, unbelievable so nice and we were the only persons there in a small boat with our Aboriginal guide. Greetings Berend

Gradus Hageman on February 10, 2013

Hele mooie reflecties Berend Zo te zien is het een kalkgesteente. Als dat klopt dan heeft hier vroeger een ondiepe zee gelegen. Like Gradus

bdeh on February 10, 2013

Dank je Gradus, het was een hele belevenis om 's morgens vroeg met een Aboriginal gids in een bootje, en verder niemand, rond te varen. Het is inderdaad kalkzandsteen en er is een zee gweest op deze plek, zie de info uit Wikipedia;

The gorge has been formed by the Fitzroy River and the level of the river in the wet season can rise by up to 16.5 metres (54 ft). The flood level can be clearly seen on the walls where the abrasive action of the floodwaters on the limestone has scoured the surface white.

The limestone was originally a reef formed not by corals but by algae and lime secreting organisms that are now extinct. The reef was formed in the Devonian period when the reeding waters allowed the organisms to build a reef up to 2 km (1 mi) thick. The remains of the reef now stand as the limestone range that wind across the countryside up to 100 m (330 ft) above the plains. Fossils from the devonian can be found within the limestone strata.

Groeten Berend

Красивый пейзаж.Александр.Россия

bdeh on August 16, 2013

Thank you for the visit and compliment Aleksandr. Greetings Berend

ROSTAMDALILA on October 16, 2013

Great corner of nature and beautifully captured moment, congratulations and many greetings from Czech Republic

bdeh on October 17, 2013

Thank you ROSTAMDALILA for your visit and compliment.

The Geikie gorge is very beautiful and I'm glad that we made the trip by boat with an Aboriginal guide. Greetings Berend

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 13, 2008
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    by bdeh
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 55
    • Taken on 2006/10/28 08:27:37
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 17.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.900
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash