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:

  1. love the misty pics Stewart, gorgeous.

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

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

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

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

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  6. Lovely foggy sunrise photos!

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

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

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  9. What beautiful atmospheric sun rises.

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

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  11. So ethereal ~ Gorgeous misty photography! Very creative!

    Wishing you a lovely week ~ ^_^

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

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

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  14. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  20. 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!

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