Olgas at Sunset
The sun was just about to fall below the horizon, and was already low enough that the ground in front of The Olgas was in shade. I’d been in place long enough to watch the shade quickly march towards The Olgas, while the direct light hitting the rocks turned them an increasingly radiant reddish orange.
I was lucky to find this view. I checked out the official Kata Tjuta sunset viewing area, but just wasn’t that impressed. After a bit more driving in the park I came across this location, which literarily was just on the side of the road. So, I pulled over, set up my tripod, and waited for the right moment.
While most people visit the middle of Australia to visit Uluru (Ayerss Rock), the national park that contains Uluru also has another incredible geologic formation: Kata Tjuta, also know as Mount Olga. While the pure simplicity of Uluru is hard to top, with it’s near vertical walls thrusting the monolith out of the ground, I found the beauty of Kata Tjuta rests in the multiple domes and their curving lines.