Not so long ago I had the opportunity to visit a remote part of Australia known as The Kimberley.
This magnificent region is located in the northern part of Western Australia, bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean, on the north by the Timor Sea, on the south by the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts, and on the east by the Northern Territory. It covers an area of 424,517 square kilometres (163,907 square miles), which is about three times the size of England or comparable to the size of California, with a population of around 41,000 people.
The Kimberley has a tropical monsoon climate. During the wet season, from November to April, the region receives about 90 per cent of its rainfall, and cyclones are common especially around Broome. The Kimberley is the hottest part of Australia, with the average maximum temperature almost always above 30°C (86°F) even in July (winter).
The Kimberley features diverse industries such as pearling, mining, agriculture and aquaculture, tourism and Indigenous art. One of the highlights for me were the Bradshaws – a unique form of rock art, claimed to be the oldest figurative paintings in the world.
These photos are just a tiny sample of the (literally) thousands I took during my visit. This is a beautiful part of the world and each photo brings back special memories for me. I hope you get the opportunity to see The Kimberley for yourself very soon.