Kakadu Dreaming

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Kakadu National Park is a truly timeless place and global treasure. It is an enormous, biodiverse nature preserve in Australia’s Northern Territory, World Heritage listed for both its environment and living Aboriginal culture. As a landscape photographer, I want to convey as much of the true feeling of this place as I can through my photographs. It's often hard to encapsulate a place in a single photograph, but this image captures so much of what Kakadu represented for me on a week long journey I spent there when I photographed this. Within this photograph there is a billabong, stunning escarpment dropping off to the savannah woodlands below, gum trees home to an abundance of birdlife and a stunning rocky outcrop which contains historical Aboriginal rock art galleries. To top it all off, this scene before me was set off by the stunning light that this region is known for at sunrise and sunset, made all the more impressive by the smoke from seasonal burn offs. This image perfectly conveys much of what I loved about Kakadu on this trip and I hope you can feel some of this special place through this image.