Devils Marbles NT

Precariously balanced piles of large granite boulders are scattered across the landscape at the Devils Marbles, surrounded by spiky spinifex, soft pale grasses, white ghost gum trees and deep red dirt. The whole landscape glows a rich golden orange in the light of both sunrise and sunset. Also known as Karlu Karlu, this spectacular landscape is a scared site to its traditional Aborignal owners, and to visitors it is absolutely beautiful from every angle.

A dirt path winds its way through spinifex grasses towards a pile of orange boulders and white ghost gums in the cool shade of late afternoon, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

A dirt path winds its way through spinifex grasses towards a pile of orange boulders and white ghost gums in the cool shade of late afternoon.

The pale trunk of a thin ghost gum against granite boulders and native grasses, Devils Marbles, Northern TerritorySunlight catches bleached grasses growing from the red dirt while an interestingly shaped split granite boulder sits in the cool shade, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

The pale trunk of a thin ghost gum against granite boulders and native grasses; Sunlight catches bleached grasses growing from the red dirt while an interestingly shaped split granite boulder sits in the cool shade.

A pale white ghost gum against an orange boulder pile with soft grasses in front catching the late afternoon light, Devils Marbles, Northern TerritoryNative grasses in front of round orange granite boulders, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

A pale white ghost gum against an orange boulder pile with soft grasses in front catching the late afternoon light; Native grasses in front of round orange granite boulders.

A small scrubby tree grows in front of an orange granite boulder pile surrounded by pale native grasses and spinifex, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

A small scrubby tree grows in front of an orange granite boulder pile surrounded by pale native grasses and spinifex.

Tufts of spiky spinifex grow amongst the pile of orange granite boulders, Devils Marbles, Northern TerritoryThe late afternoon sun peeks through the leaves of a small ghost gum beside around granite boulder as sunlight catches the the grasses and spinifex, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

Tufts of spiky spinifex grow amongst the pile of orange granite boulders; The late afternoon sun peeks through the leaves of a small ghost gum beside around granite boulder as sunlight catches the the grasses and spinifex.

A flowering thistle in front of a pile of orange granite boulders in a dry grassy landscape, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

A flowering thistle in front of a pile of orange granite boulders in a dry grassy landscape.

Looking out beneath a canopy of leaves across the grassy landscape to a distant stack of orange granite boulders, Devils Marbles, Northern TerritoryA tuft of spiky spinifex grows among round orange boulders, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

Looking out beneath a canopy of leaves across the grassy landscape to a distant stack of orange granite boulders; A tuft of spiky spinifex grows among round orange boulders.

A thin scrubby tree with a rough textured bark in a landscape covered with piles of orange granite boulders and spinifex grass, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

A thin scrubby tree with a rough textured bark in a landscape covered with piles of orange granite boulders and spinifex grass.

Leafy shadows and strong sunlight on the orange boulders and grasses in the late afternoon, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

Leafy shadows and strong sunlight on the orange boulders and grasses in the late afternoon.

In a grassy landscape large piles of egg-like textured granite boulders dwarf the ghost gum trees and glow orange in the light of the setting sun, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

In a grassy landscape large piles of egg-like textured granite boulders dwarf the ghost gum trees and glow orange in the light of the setting sun.

The white trunk of a ghost gum tree in the golden late afternoon light, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

The white trunk of a ghost gum tree in the golden late afternoon light.

A black and white butcherbird sits on a large round orange boulder in the warm late afternoon light with eucalyptus trees in front, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

A black and white butcherbird sits on a large round orange boulder in the warm late afternoon light with eucalyptus trees in front.

A large round granite boulder balances on other boulders and glows orange in the light of the setting sun, Devils Marbles, Northern TerritoryLate afternoon sun catches the white trunk of a large ghost gum tree and pale grasses, while some boulders become part of the deep shade, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

A large round granite boulder balances on other boulders and glows orange in the light of the setting sun; Late afternoon sun catches the white trunk of a large ghost gum tree and pale grasses, while some boulders become part of the deep shade.

An old sleepy dingo covered in scars sits on the dark red dirt in the cool before the sun rises, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

An old sleepy dingo covered in scars sits on the dark red dirt in the cool before the sun rises.

Strong early morning light makes the landscape of orange boulders, grasses and white ghost gums glow golden, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

Strong early morning light makes the landscape of orange boulders, grasses and white ghost gums glow golden.

The pure white of a ghost gum, it's shadow across a granite boulder bright which glows bright orange in the light of the sunrise, Devils Marbles, Northern TerritoryA small bird sits of top of a large boulder, glowing orange in the early morning light against a clear blue sky, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

The pure white of a ghost gum, it’s shadow across a granite boulder bright which glows bright orange in the light of the sunrise; A small bird sits of top of a large boulder, glowing orange in the early morning light against a clear blue sky.

A thin old dingo curls up and sleeps on the dark red dirt, enjoying the faint warmth of the first light of the day on his back, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

A thin old dingo curls up and sleeps on the dark red dirt, enjoying the faint warmth of the first light of the day on his back.

The landscape of orange boulder piles, spinifex grass and ghost gums glows golden in the light of early morning against a clear blue sky, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

The landscape of orange boulder piles, spinifex grass and ghost gums glows golden in the light of early morning against a clear blue sky.

A pile of granite boulders surrounded by yellow grasses and white ghost gums turns golden in the early morning light, Devils Marbles, Northern TerritoryA small bird roosts in a crack in one of the big orange boulders above soft pale grasses, enjoying the warm golden light of early morning, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

A pile of granite boulders surrounded by yellow grasses and white ghost gums turns golden in the early morning light; A small bird roosts in a crack in one of the big orange boulders above soft pale grasses, enjoying the warm golden light of early morning.

The strong golden orange light of sunrise on the round granite boulders and surrounding grasses, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

The strong golden orange light of sunrise on the round granite boulders and surrounding grasses.

The dark shadow of a thin white ghost gum on a large orange granite boulder in the early morning light, Devils Marbles, Northern TerritoryThe strong golden orange light of sunrise makes the round boulders and pale grasses glow, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

The dark shadow of a thin white ghost gum on a large orange granite boulder in the early morning light; The strong golden orange light of sunrise makes the round boulders and pale grasses glow.

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