Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
It was a remarkable way to start the day in the heart of the Australian outback. In the dark, looking across the desert plains to the magnificent domes of Kata Tjuta, I was amazed at how much they seemed to light up, even well before the sun had risen. An impressive sight from any angle, Kata Tjuta presented an awe inspiring scene of natural wonder.
Kata Tjuta is a striking group of ancient domed rock formations huddled together west of Uluru. There are 36 boulders shoulder to shoulder, forming deep valleys and steep-sided gorges. Many visitors to the area find them more captivating than their prominent neighbour Uluru (Ayers Rock). Together these giant stone formations form the two major landmarks within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The ochre-coloured shapes of Kata Tjuta are an intriguing and mesmerising formation.