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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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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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Recognise signs of dehydration

Temperatures regularly reach 30 degrees Celsius or more at Uluru. Over the summer period (October to March) there is a risk of serious heat-related incidents when walking in the park. When it’s very hot it’s important to walk only in the cooler parts of the day - in summer we strongly recommend you walk only in the early morning before 11.00 am. For your safety, portions of the Uluru base walk are closed in high risk areas, where extreme heat and exposure is the greatest.

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Stay safe in Uluru's extreme temperatures

Uluru is both a beautiful, and harsh, environment. Temperatures regularly reach 30 degrees Celcius - and when they reach 36 degrees Celcius we call them extreme temperatures. Heat exhaustion and dehydration are very real dangers here. These simple steps will help to keep you and your family safe while out walking in our park. What to wear Wear a wide-brimmed hat, good quality sunglasses, strong shoes and sunscreen Eating and drinking Carry and drink at least one litre of water per person per hour We don’t recommend you drink sports drinks, diet cordials or caffeinated drinks as they can contribute to dehydration Eat regular meals, take frequent breaks and eat healthy snacks Consider taking an electrolyte product with you such as Hydralyte / Gastrolyte to replace lost fluids https://www.

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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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Encounter culture at the Cultural Centre

Guest blogger Maree Clout spent some time exploring Anangu life and history at Uluru’s Cultural Centre The excitement of reaching your final destination of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park starts in your belly the moment you take the turn-off from the Stuart Highway onto the Lasseter Highway at Erldunda. This is the moment you realise that your first glimpse of the magnificent Uluru and Kata Tjuta will magically appear at any time.

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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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Working from home

Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park ranger Craig Woods reveals what it’s like working at Australia’s most famous natural landmark. For Craig Woods, Uluru is home. Craig is Anangu - and Anangu are the traditional owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. “About 15 years ago I was coming out of school and wanted to do some casual work,” Craig says. “There was a program called Mutitjulu Community Rangers. I wanted to try something new and see where it took me.

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