Windjana Gorge National Park in The Kimberley of Australia with Zeb and Eider

We are in Windjana Gorge National Park now.

We are in Windjana Gorge National Park

We are in Windjana Gorge National Park

This is our third national park in the Devonian Reef of Western Australia.   Remember that this area, The Kimberley, was once a tropical sea and is now surrounded by the 350 million year old Devonian Reef.   Like Tunnel Creek National Park, we are in the Napier Ranges.   The Windjana Gorge spans 3.5 kilometers and reaches a hight of 100 meters in places.

Limestone cliffs can be 100 meters high

Limestone cliffs can be 100 meters high

The Lennard River flows through Windjana Gorge.   From the parking lot, we cross this bridge to get to the Lennard River and Windjana Gorge.

Bridge from parking lot to Lennard River

Bridge from parking lot to Lennard River

When we reach the Lennard River, we realize we have lots of company here.

So many fresh water crocodiles

So many fresh water crocodiles

Also this beautiful white bird with long legs.

We like him

We like him

He is not concerned with all the crocodiles.   This rock and area is important to the aboriginal people.   There is a legend about fertility.   So, many couples come here.

Fertility legends about this rock and area

Fertility legends about this rock and area

Our humans are not concerned about fertility, but we liked the yellow colors in the cliffs to the left and the orange/red colors in the cliffs to the right.    The humans decided we should see the crocodiles up close.   You will notice that Zeb and Eider are closer, not humans.

Not too close mom

Not too close mom

Maybe he is friendly.    Or maybe not…

So many teeth. Mom, did you really have us close to HIM???

So many teeth.   Mom, did you really have us close to HIM???  Does he have eyelashes?

He does have a big mouth and many sharp teeth!    Leaving the Lennard River, we saw this sign about fossils.

Why fish fossils in the walls

Why fish fossils in the walls

This area was underground.   Here are photos of the fossil area.

Fossil

Fossil

Fossil

Fossil

Fossils

Fossils

We saw one of our favorite white birds.

We love these birds

We love these birds

Isn’t he just beautiful?  This rock formation is just perfect for us, the Colorado Traveling Ducks.

Rock formation. We like this one.

Rock formation.   We like this one.

When we think about The Kimberley of Western Australia, this is one sight we will not forget.

So many crocodiles

So many crocodiles and the white bird

We loved all the animals.   We are in awe of the many colored cliffs.   We love the rivers and our boat rides.   But, we will never forget all the crocodiles.   Impressive, but not at all aggressive towards.   We respect them and hope you will also.

 

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