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I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror - The wide brown land for me!

"When you hear that water rushing down the side, and plummeting over cliffs, it really is a special sound. And because we've had so much rain lately there's just hundreds of thousands of frogs around the place, it was pretty magical." • Peter Carroll on photographing heavy rains at Uluru in the desert of Central Australia

"When you hear that water rushing down the side, and plummeting over cliffs, it really is a special sound. And because we've had so much rain lately there's just hundreds of thousands of frogs around the place, it was pretty magical." • Peter Carroll on photographing heavy rains at Uluru in the desert of Central Australia

Ayers Rock or Uluru in the red center of Australia. It is a journey to get to Alice Springs from just about any major city, but well worth it. Photo by peo pea, via Flickr

Ayers Rock or Uluru in the red center of Australia. It is a journey to get to Alice Springs from just about any major city, but well worth it. Photo by peo pea, via Flickr

Milky Way and Uluru/Ayers Rock, Australia Also known as Ayers Rock, Uluru is believed to have been created at the beginning of time by 10 ancestors, or spirit people, of the Aboriginal people. Tours of Ayers Rock emphasise this connection with the beginnings of the local Anangu Aboriginal people while also highlighting the natural power of the sandstone monolith.

Milky Way and Uluru/Ayers Rock, Australia Also known as Ayers Rock, Uluru is believed to have been created at the beginning of time by 10 ancestors, or spirit people, of the Aboriginal people. Tours of Ayers Rock emphasise this connection with the beginnings of the local Anangu Aboriginal people while also highlighting the natural power of the sandstone monolith.

"15 luxury tents hover on steel stilts over the sand dunes at Longitude 131, an ecologically sensitive resort in the Northern Territory of Australia." #Travel #ecotourism #Uluru

Luxurious Eco Travel: 12 Elegant Green Destinations

"15 luxury tents hover on steel stilts over the sand dunes at Longitude 131, an ecologically sensitive resort in the Northern Territory of Australia." #Travel #ecotourism #Uluru

Mt Connor - a Mesa 700 million years old. Mt Connor lies in a direct line with NT 's 2 other large attractions Uluru and Kata Tjuta althoough it is older x 2-300million yrs!! It is part of the Curtain Springs cattle property in the Northern territory, Australia.

Mt Connor - a Mesa 700 million years old. Mt Connor lies in a direct line with NT 's 2 other large attractions Uluru and Kata Tjuta althoough it is older x 2-300million yrs!! It is part of the Curtain Springs cattle property in the Northern territory, Australia.