Monday, 18 November 2019

Karlu Karlu Conservation Reserve

The Karlu Karlu Conservation Reserve is situated about 400kn north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.  We arrived there after a long drive, and it was great to get out and have a look around.  There was almost nobody else there, which made things even better.

The name Karlu Karlu translates to mean, rather unsurprisingly, round boulders.  This is a wonderfully functional description.  The boulder form when fractured blocks of granite are exposed at the surface.  The processes of weather remove the 'corners' making the boulder a round shape.  I have to say that they are rather wonderful.













These formations are also know as the Devils Marbles - but I don't really like that name.  I think it harks back to a time when the wild was thought to be 'evil' and the no good could come from being in such places.  Nature is what it is, and evil does not come into it.  I don't think we need to burden places like this with names that have no meaning.

You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM

PS: I'll try to catch up with comments as soon as possible, life is hectic. 

11 comments:

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Fantastic images of a wonderful place, Stewart. I am left wondering which one is the chip off the old block!

italiafinlandia said...

A unique place with a charm of its own...
All the best!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Bee there - loved it. I agree it has a special something in the same way much of the red centre does. One can almost feel the history... YAM xx

Fun60 said...

They look so different from anything you might see here. They are just asking to be touched. Trying to keep up with comments is not easy.

Marie Smith said...

They look like erratics dropped by the glaciers over the surface of Newfoundland.

This N That said...

Interesting..I was going to ask you how these rocks became so round..I wonder how many lifetimes it took..Pretty amazing..Unique

Nathalie SANTA MARIA said...

Nature is made this way, we do not always understand how it works but the results are always beautiful.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoyed your dramatic photos. Amazing! I've never seen anything like those rocks. Do you know if anything similar occurs elsewhere in the world?

Shiju Sugunan said...

Certainly looks wonderful. Great captures!

Lady Fi said...

Wonderful shots.

Ludmiła Jabłońska said...

Niespotykane formy geologiczne. I jak zawsze piękne zdjęcia!