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Kimberley skies

Above the tropical world’s most substantial wilderness coast – in northwestern Australia – are some of our planet’s more spectacular skies.

(note to those viewing this in Microsoft-land.  A new “gremlin” has recently emerged. It is randomly turning some “portrait”-shaped images on their sides. If I “fix” that problem in Apple-land, it buggers it in Microsoft-land, and vice-versa. If anyone knows of a fix that works, let me know, please! Meanwhile, everything should look right on an Ipad or Mac, but some images will be wonk on a Windows pc)

Even before you head north from Broome – the Kimberley’s one biggish town – sunset is generally memorable.

Sunset, low tide, Cable Beach, Broome. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.
Sunset, low tide, Cable Beach, Broome. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.

 

Once you get out of town, even a non-stormy morning sky can be unforgettable.

Mid-morning, Buccaneer Archipelago. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.
Mid-morning, Buccaneer Archipelago. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.

 

But – as is generally true of monsoonal places – the skyscapes tend to become progressively more rewarding from mid afternoon, on…

Late afternoon, Hanover Bay. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.
Late afternoon, Hanover Bay. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.

 

The photo above includes part of the same cloud mass which dominates the image atop this post.

The same “system” eventually built the “skyscraper” that is its final image.

Thunderhead building, Mt Trafalgar. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.
Thunderhead building, Mt Trafalgar, Hanover Bay. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.

 

Hanover Bay sky, with Mt Trafalgar at bottom left.
Hanover Bay sky, with Mt Trafalgar at bottom left.

 

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Thunderhead, Hanover Bay.

 

 

Late afternoon, a little north of Koolan. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.
Late afternoon, a little north of Koolan. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.

 

Dusk, Kimberley coast, a little north of Koolan.
Dusk, Kimberley coast, a little north of Koolan

 

Early evening, Hanover Bay. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.
Early evening, Hanover Bay. All photos copyright Doug Spencer.

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One Comment

  1. Inkku Inkku

    Omg! Pure 💙. Beautiful images!!!

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