High up in the Top End of the Northern Territory lies Ubirr, right on the edge of Arnhem Land and Kakadu. Ubirr is host to wonderful galleries of ancient aboriginal rock art. It is also perched high above a plateau of land that floods in the wet season and is home to many kinds of bird and wildlife.
We ventured out later in the heat of the day to see the art while it was light, and to see the sunset. Fortunately the local ranger was there giving talks at the sites and at sunset. It was a fantastic experience.
We took heaps of photos, here are just a few.
Through this intriguing pathway lies some amazing rock art.
The stripes on the rear of this animal suggest it is a thylacene.
Maybe an ibis, brolga or jabiru?
The aboriginal people did not believe in touching up others work. Instead they painted over the top resulting in large galleries of works. Many were overlapping.
A glimpse from up high on to the plateau below.
Mr M. checking out the view.
Sun setting over the rocks.