Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sunrise Cruise - Nourlangie Rock Art

Today we rose at 5.00am to go to our sunrise Yellow Water Cruise..

We saw this Azure Kingfisher. 

This Night Heron. 

The Jabiru.

We then drove to Nourlangie and walked along a 1.5km circuit which took us through a wet season home for generations of aborginal people. Evidence of long occupation and changing times is to be found in the art sites and a large rock shelter. 

This is Nabulwinjbulwinj he is a dangerous male spirit who eats females after striking them with a yam.

This was Barrginj who was Namarrgon's (Lightning Man) wife.

Barrginj and Namarrgon are parents to Aljurr or Leichhardt's grasshopper.

We then went for a walk around Anbangbang Billabong, a paperbark swamp, fringed with woodlands and sandstone plateau scrub. This is a Blue Winged Kookaburra.

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