El Questro Station, or to give it its true name El Questro Wilderness Park, is an oasis in the rugged and beautiful Kimberley region. Located 100 km west of Kununurra, which if travelling by road is 58 km on the sealed Great Northern Highway, the rest of the drive is on the graded gravel Gibb River Road. Kununurra is serviced by regular domestic flights from Perth, Darwin and Broome.
Early morning catches the bark of a ghost gum and the domes of Kata Tjuta in full splendour. I had the permission of local Aboriginal elders to photograph here, and it was out of respect for their traditional beliefs that I purposely included more than just one of Kata Tjuta’s domes in the composition. But this was back in the days before bureaucrats began over-regulating this national park. Nowadays, ninety-five percent of the Kata Tjuta area, including the location pictured here.
Seal Bay, Australia. these rare sea lions are protected by law. Under the guidance of a National Parks Ranger, you can walk on the beach to within a few metres of the resting sea lions, or alternatively view them from the boardwalk.