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 Post subject: Mungo National Park
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:42 pm 
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Recently spend a week in Mildura, its right at the NW tip of the State of Victoria. Victoria isn`t known as a the outback as such, but as the country dries out as you move West and North from Melbourne it becomes more desolate and remote.

We did a daytrip to Mungo National Park, it was a fascinating trip and would love to go back and for an overnight stop or two. Something to aim for when I get the Caravan.
http://www.visitmungo.com.au/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mungo_National_Park


Here is just a few shots I took.

Barley Field, apparently its a bit early for Wheat.
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Barley field by maxjj, on Flickr

No idea what this is, but looked interesting
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BushTucker by maxjj, on Flickr

Bush or Native Melon
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BushMelon by maxjj, on Flickr

An old rusted out Car
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Rustcar by maxjj, on Flickr

Came across an Emu, they were very flighty. Looked much darker than I am used to but just as stupid.
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Emu by maxjj, on Flickr

Emu and chicks
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EmuFamily by maxjj, on Flickr


I will add more later

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While driving along spotted a Sand Monitor race across the road, I stopped the car and with camera in hand chased him Steve Irwin style, but was too slow. They are definitely fleet footed.

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SandMonitor (2) by maxjj, on Flickr

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SandMonitor3 by maxjj, on Flickr

Fortunately a bit further down the road, I spotted a bigger one crossing the road,


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Goanna by maxjj, on Flickr

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Goanna by maxjj, on Flickr

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Goannaa by maxjj, on Flickr

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GoannaPortrait by maxjj, on Flickr


Also came across a Stumpy tail or Shinkleback Lizard,

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Shinkleback by maxjj, on Flickr

clearly don`t like being disturbed,

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ShinklebackMouth by maxjj, on Flickr

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Great set! I like the rusted car and the lizards. Would love to see more.

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here is a few more of the old Shearing shed, it was build in the 1860-70`s.
Its made form white cypress ( its termite proof) and put together by wire.

I found it hard to take pictures of the old building. Trying to capture the essence of something in 5 minutes while travelling isn`t easy. Need some pointers here and how to extract the best from stuff like this.

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MungoShed by maxjj, on Flickr

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ShearingShedYard by maxjj, on Flickr

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ShearingShed by maxjj, on Flickr

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Shearing by maxjj, on Flickr

something different to bring out texture
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Shearingyard by maxjj, on Flickr

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ShearingShedinside by maxjj, on Flickr

the old engine for driving the shears

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oldengin by maxjj, on Flickr

another old shed near the homestead

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oldshed by maxjj, on Flickr

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Wall of China

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