Photographs and Adventures

Longreach Water Hole, near Elliott, N.T.

A friend suggested we visit Longreach Water Hole, just north of Elliott. It is a free camping area, suitable for bush camping, with no facilities provided. It is also an absolute  heaven for birdwatchers. There were literally thousands of birds of many different varieties, both in the air and on the water.

Longreach Waterhole

Fishing at Longreach Water Hole.

Pelicans in their thousands fishing in the waters of Lake Woods.

Pelicans in their thousands were also fishing in the waters of Lake Woods. This is only a small portion of the enormous flock.

Rainbow Bee Eaters were prolific, flitting through the trees.

Rainbow Bee Eaters were prolific, flitting through the trees.

White egret fishing in the shallows.

White egret fishing in the shallows.

Birds of prey filled the air, circling endlessly.

Birds of prey filled the air, circling endlessly.

The young Spoonbill followed it's mother, calling incessantly to be fed.

The young Spoonbill followed it’s mother, calling incessantly to be fed.

Another Rainbow Bee Eater. The long tail feather indicates an adult bird.

Another Rainbow Bee Eater. The long tail feather indicates an adult bird.

A less welcome find were the Cane Toads which seem to have taken over the shallows.

A less welcome find were the Cane Toads which seem to have taken over the shallows.

In the evenings, we enjoyed  a cosy camp fire.

In the evenings, we enjoyed a cosy camp fire.

Wading ibis silhouetted by the sunset.

Wading ibis silhouetted by the sunset.

A perfect, stunning sunset over the peaceful waters. This was a truly beautiful place to stay.

A perfect, stunning sunset over the peaceful waters. This was a truly beautiful place to stay.

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4 responses

  1. bhavani rooks

    Loving your trip while on my own, dont have to be jealous that way. Cheers Bhavani

    June 27, 2014 at 7:38 pm

  2. OMG the final shot with the sunset…amazing ❤
    Perhaps if I am super nice to the talented photographer she might give me a print for my new house? 😀

    July 1, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    • Anything for you, Anoushka! Perhaps that will be your house warming present…

      July 19, 2014 at 11:30 am

  3. Teena Richardson

    Are your photographs available to purchase? I would love to hang in my entry the sunset over waterhole in Longreach

    May 24, 2016 at 8:13 pm

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