Karijini National Park is arguably Western Australia's most spectacular natural land formation and set in the heart of the Pilbara region in the Hamersley Range. The banded iron formations originated more than 2,500 million years ago as iron and silica rich sediment accumulated on the sea floor. Horizontal compression caused the rocks to buckle and develop numerous vertical cracks, before lifting to the surface to form dry land. With a sharp drop in sea level, the rivers cut down rapidly creating sheer-sided gorges. Now after millions of years of erosion the rocks have sculptured themselves into the land formations we see today. A complex maze of vertical cliffs, banded lithology, river systems, gorges, escarpments and flat valleys. Karjini National Park covers a vast area of over 600,000 hectares, of which only a small part are accessible to visitors. One of the most popular areas is Dales Gorge, featuring Circular Pool and Fortescue Falls.
Location - Dales Gorge, Karijini National Park, Western Australia
Aspect Shown - Square (Ratio 1:1)
Product Code - FP17097S