Western Australia is made up of numerous regions. Being 1/3rd the total land area of Australia it is diverse and spectacular. One of these regions is the Pilbara. I would have to say after the South West it is my favourite. It is what you could call the real outback. Sparsely populated it is a region that can make you feel isolated and “away from it all”. Karijini National Park is possibly the most beautiful national parks in the state if not the country. I have been there eleven times and each trip has been remarkable. From the deep gorges with stunning swimming holes to the Hamersley Ranges rugged beauty it is a photographers dream location. This image was taken a short while after fires had burnt the landscape clean of vegetation. The new growth of spinifex dotted between the red rocks and soil, the classic Australian gum tree and the incoming storm made a stunning landscape.