On our first full day in the desert, we went to Kata Tjuta, "The Place of Many Heads."
Kata Tjuta is a short drive roughly west of the more famous Uluru.
This is the standard tourist shot of Kata Tjuta that you see everywhere.
Here's the standard tourist shot of Kata Tjuta, but actually showing signs of the tourists!
This lies at the entrance to the Valley of the Winds,
well known as a sacred women's place for the local
Aboriginal people. This particular formation right at the
entrance sure seemed to us like a mark of ownership. It was
one of many very feminine features of the rock in that area,
all totally natural.
Another part of the Valley walk. Brandi couldn't help but
repeatedly comment how much it looks like Southern Utah,
and other parts of the American Southwest.
Another shot of the plantlife of the desert, even in the
dry season. To be fair, I should say that these large rock
formations are where it is the most lush. All the water that
runs off the rocks gathers in small areas where you get the
all photos ©1999 by Randy Graves and Brandi Chase
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