Red Banks Park

I made a gem of a find today less than 15kms from Burra in South Australia. Red Banks Conservation park is like a mini desert experience: meandering red earth gorges, spring-fed waterholes and lots of old growth (300 year old) mallee trees. Its an awesome spot for photography for that classic blue sky, red earth contrast. Apparently this is one of the richest megafauna sites in Australia and up until 65,000 years ago it was home to Diprotodons – a massive beast weighing up to two tonnes and often likened to a giant wombat….sounds a bit scary!

The red cliffs at Red Banks

The red cliffs at Red Banks

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Dry red earth at Red Banks

Dry red earth at Red Banks

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The erosion on the river bank means you can stand at eye level with the grass and take arty farty photos

The erosion on the river bank means you can stand at eye level with the grass and take arty farty photos

Stunning contrasts

Stunning contrasts

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