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Image shows a partially set-up campsite at one of the Greens’ favourite locations in the Gulf Country, Northern Territory.
Richard and Carolyn Green have made countless ‘helicamping’ expeditions across the Australian outback. Thanks to their helicopter, Richard has been able to capture the most remote parts of the nation on film. These are beautiful and lonely places, inaccessible even to 4WD vehicles and therefore out of reach to all but the most tenacious travellers. Richard uses very high resolution digital cameras and combines many images to create single panoramic images of great intensity and detail.
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These hills are composed of orange conglomerate rock, and are one of three similar formations that together make up the Ragged Range, Western Australia. Most of the palm trees that look so small in this photograph are over 10 m tall.
Richard and Carolyn Green have photographed many isolated and beautiful parts of Australia on their heli-camping trips. Find more images on their website.
Damp conditions on the side of Mount Anne encourage the lush growth of ferns in south-west Tasmania.
The action of the elements along the eastern edge of a small Kimberley island in Western Australia, has carved the sandstone shelf into blocks.
Clouds form a fiery fan, as the sun sinks behind a rocky ridge at Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) Northern Territory.
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Ancient rock formations on the West Arnhem Land escarpment, Norterhen Territory, exude a powerful sense of timelessness.
Ripples in the Franklin River, south-west Tasmania, create a kaleidoscope of colour as they refract the pebbles and plants below the surface.
Salt flats near mouth of the Victoria River, Western Australia, from approximately 5,000 feet.
The sunset light cast long shadows including my own captured in the lower left of this detail (tiny blip on shadow of rock mound), but provided only a ten-minute window of opportunity to record its warm colour – Gulf Country NT.
The huge Boab trees and grotesquely shaped limestone rocks in this section of Gregory National Park, Northern Territory, give it a distinctly primordial feel.
This weathered log has probably lain beside Coongie Lake in the Sturt Stony Desert, South Australia, for hundreds of years.
Early evening silhouettes reflected in a small lake in the southern Simpson Desert, South Australia.
Photographed in sweltering conditions during the wet season, and only moments before making a quick get away in the helicopter from the fast approaching storm – central Kimberley, Western Australia.
Richard and Carolyn Green have photographed many isolated and beautiful parts of Australia on their heli-camping trips. Their panoramic photography, such as this dusk shot of gnarled trees, is revealed in the book, Remote and Wild: Seeking the unknown Australia.
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