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7 viral views of Uluru

Known for its rich array of colours, Uluru is one of the most photogenic places on earth. But these pics went above and beyond - creating feels across the world! Lightning at Uluru. During mai wiyaringkupai/kuli (around December), the park is at its hottest – there are storm clouds and lightning, but little rain. Credit Damien Hill 2012's solar eclipse is out of this world, hanging directly over Uluru | Photo by Steven Pearce Photography This cloud looking like steam coming off the rock - someone said it looked like a cake that just came out of the oven Mist caps the top of Uluru and rivers of rain run down the face.

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Sunrise to sunset at Uluru

Whether you are a professional, amateur or opportunistic photographer, no-one comes away from the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park without at least one obligatory photograph of sunrise or sunset. Many come away with both which of course is ideal in this unique landscape! Guest bloggers Corinne Le Gall and Maree Clout went in search of the perfect photograph From the lookouts dotted inside the Ayers Rock Resort to the designated spots throughout the park proper, there are plenty of options to choose from to get a great image of Uluru.

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Walking on sunshine at Uluru

Just a big rock? Guest bloggers and photographers, Corinne Le Gall and Maree Clout take the 10.6 km base walk around Uluru Photographically, Uluru is a visual delight. The scenery changes constantly, as does the mood of the landscape. Some parts are dry and sandy, just like you’d expect in a desert environment, while other parts are surprisingly vegetated and lush. The moment you first set eyes upon Uluru on the distant horizon, you get an idea of how much it dominates the surrounding landscape.

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How to become a birder just in time for Kakadu’s Bird Week

I like the idea of bird watching. When I think about the cockatoos and rainbow lorikeets that make my neighbourhood home, I love how they fly and shred eucalypts in community, I think their plumage is magnificent, and they have so much character in their eyes. But how do I make the most of this? I know I need binoculars … With Australia being home to close to 800 bird species, getting on my way to becoming a bird expert was a little daunting.

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The Dream Trip - arriving at Uluru

Guest bloggers Maree Clout and Corinne le Gall begin a photographic trip through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Imagine picking up an autobiography, opening it up and reading “I was born, I lived, I died”. That would be interesting enough in both wittiness and uniqueness, but the reader would want to read more about the life of the author. The same applies to writing about Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It would be easy to just say that there is one big rock and nearby there is a conglomeration of them.

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Lightning season cracks over Kakadu

Lightning over Lake Jabiru | Peter Keepence Lasting for sometimes hours at a time, breathtaking lightning shows have begun thundering across the Top End of the Northern Territory in what is known as Lightning Season. Now is the best time to witness this seasonal spectacle which provides ample opportunities for both amateur and professional photographers, who flock to Kakadu during this time, specifically for lightning photo opportunities.

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This timelapse video of Uluru will take your breath away!

Kartikeya Sharma only began practicing photography about a year and a half ago, but that hasn’t stopped him creating an epic timelapse video of Australia’s most iconic tourist destination. Kartikeya, a chef at the Ayers Rock Resort, had a good subject - the iconic Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - on his doorstep. The video, which took ten months to complete, is a moving tribute to the outback, where dense clouds race and expand, shifting from dark blue to orange to black, and spectacular lightning storms lash the ancient rock.

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Photographing Norfolk Island

Guest blogger, photographer Zach Sanders takes us around his home of Norfolk Island. For me Norfolk Island is a photographer’s paradise. One minute I could be in the water photographing waves, turtles, sharks and fish only to jump straight out and photograph a completely contrasted landscape, with Norfolk Pines, jagged cliff faces and beautiful bay settings. Winter's Day | Zach Sanders Equally, under the surface around the island there are many breath-taking and exciting images to capture.

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Photographing Cocos (Keeling) Islands

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are one of the most photogenic destinations in Australia. Guest blogger, photographer Karen Willshaw shares her professional tips to capture stunning pictures of this magnificent atoll. LIGHT ON THE JETTY It’s well worth getting up early and heading up to the old West Island jetty to capture the sun rising over the lagoon. Colours change rapidly and vanish as quickly as they change. Pro Tip: Allow plenty of time to set up - the colours of sunrise and sunset vanish quickly.

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Photographing Cocos (Keeling) Islands - beneath the waves

Guest blogger, Karen Willshaw shares her secrets for photographing the underwater paradise better known as Cocos (Keeling) Islands LIFE FROM BOTH SIDES The beauty of the Cocos Keeling Islands isn’t just reserved to the stunning beaches - life below the waves is equally magical. Snorkellers love floating from one pool to another around tiny Pulu Maraya at the southern end of West Island. As they float they discover a colourful natural aquarium of marine fish and life.

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