Sand and rocks… Yellow and blue… Located near the town of Cervantes, the Nambung National Park is a 162 KM drive from Perth through the deserted roads of Western Australia. There I was able to admire the Pinnacles desert with its (sometimes phallic) limestone formations.
I had no idea of what I was going to see at the Pinnacles desert as I had no time to plan this trip and had to rely on a travel companion to lead us through Western Australia’s beautiful locations. This was my first stop on a road trip that would take me from Perth to Exmouth. It would lead me through deserts, stromatolites, dolphins and pelicans, and finally swimming with the beautiful whale sharks!
The Pinnacles Desert
Upon arrival, I was given the choice between a 1.2Km walk or a 4Km drive through the park. I like walking, and so I set out, camera in hand and tripod over my shoulder, walking into the unexpected.
As I step out of the entrance path, I am presented with a beautiful yet tarnished landscape. In a sea of yellow sand, pinnacles of limestone sprout to disrupt the otherwise flat landscape. But this landscape is polluted with cars parked next to the pinnacles. It is uncanny that Australians choose to allow cars through such beautiful parks.
Fortunately as I move away from from the dirt road, the disruption to the landscape becomes less prevalent. Straying from the walk board, I am now able to appreciate the beautiful scenery fully and admire the seemingly chaotic disposition of these rocks. And I can finally satisfy my trigger-happy camera finger.
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