Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Corroboree Billabong, Northern Territory

I have made it back from a great trip to the Northern Territory for 10 days - there will be lots of pictures over the next couple of weeks.

Corroboree Billabong is part of the Mary River Wetlands about 100 km east of Darwin.  The day stared, as would become par for the course on this trip, in the darkness of the pre-dawn day.   The plan was to fish for Barramundi - a wonderful sporting fish - around the lily pads and snags in the billabong.  While I managed to go that, I did not manage to put a fish in the boat - having one pull the hook close to the boat.  As I have said before, if the only thing that interests you in fishing is catching fish, you will be bored for most of the time.

There was a heavy mist at the start of the day which combined with smoke from the ever-present grass fires of the dry season produced some atmospheric light.

To preempt the question - a billabong is another name for an oxo-bow lake, the kind of lake that it formed when the loop of a meander is cut off from the rest of the river.





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25 comments:

Felicia said...

love the misty pics Stewart, gorgeous.

Pat Tillett said...

Fantastic photos Stewart! Very moody...
I love fish, but fishing not so much.

Rhodesia said...

Interesting post and love the misty shots,well done. Diane

eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart, I love the misty lake scenes and the houseboat is cool. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Now that's a tad diff from Orkney! Beauty is such a wide-ranging thing... YAM xx

Linda W. said...

Lovely foggy sunrise photos!

Marcia said...

I hope it was a good trip despite the lack of a fish catch. Does billabong figure in "Waltzing Matilda"?

Prunella Pepperpot said...

An interesting looking boat. Loving the mist, very atmospheric.

Fun60 said...

What beautiful atmospheric sun rises.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images.

A Quiet Corner said...

Stewart, these are beautiful pix!!! It must have been awesome being there at that time!!!...:)JP

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Love those foggy images!!

carol l mckenna said...

So ethereal ~ Gorgeous misty photography! Very creative!

Wishing you a lovely week ~ ^_^

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Thanks for the definition. I would've had to look it up. Looks like a great place for birding as well as fishing.

karenpezzimentiphotography.com said...

Looks like a great place to be, lovely pics Stewart!

Lea said...

Lovely photos!
When we sang "Waltzing Matilda" in Elementary School, I never imagined the Billabong could be so beautiful. Maybe next you can show us a Collibah Tree!
Have a great week!
Lea

Bethany Carson said...

Sorry to hear the fishing wasn't very good, but I *love* your photos! The fog in the shots is awesome!

Margaret Adamson said...

Glad to hear you ae back sade an sound and thes misty shots are magical

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:) Welcome back! Love these atmospheric and beautiful pictures of the Billabong, and I also like the houseboat image.

Lady Fi said...

Magical and breath-taking!

Denise inVA said...

Marvelous photos Stewart.

Missy George said...

Love the mist in the first two pictures..Fantastic pictures..

SandyCarlson said...

What an incredible place. Thanks for sharing these amazing images.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'd love to be on that boat! Beautiful place -- I have caught up with your trip up to your latest post -- tried to restrain myself from driving you nuts with comments on each post, but be assured I enjoyed and learned from every one!