Last update: 9 January 2021
At the end of 2012 I ventured off on a walkabout through the Australian bush, chasing the solar eclipse, black opals and the Wollemi pine. The landscapes of Australia are truly out of this world – and so were the sunsets.
Aurora sunset lights
This is the incredible sunset at Wollemi National Park, and it’s probably one of the most epic I’ve ever seen. It was like an Aurora Solaris – the sunset version of northern lights.
Sunset @ Newnes campground, Wollemi National Park.
No artificial colours were added to this picture. It’s 100% real.
Wollemi National Park
Wollemi National Park is a vast wilderness area north of the Blue Mountains. It’s less than 200 kilometres from Sydney, but largely inaccessible apart from a few areas near Bilpin, Mount Tomah and Newnes. The park is also home to one of the most prehistoric trees in the world, the legendary Wollemi Pine, dating back to the era when the first trees sprouted on the face of the Earth. It has survived in its hidden corners and secluded spots since the time of dinosaurs.
A fascinating tree that is worth a story of its own 😉
(c) Nancy Claus – Wilderness Coffee & Natural High
Similar shaped northern lights @ Snæfellsnes peninsula, Iceland.
Where have you seen the most incredible sunsets? (or northern lights?)
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