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Sunrise in Kakadu, Australia

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Right now I’m at the airport, dashing to repack and catch my flight. Shorts and sunscreen to the bottom of the suitcase, jumpers, coats and umbrellas to the top (although, to be accurate, there’s only one umbrella and one coat. But where is the rhythm in that?!)

Already, it’s so hard to believe that this morning I was on the water before the sun had spread across the sky – and what a show our ball of fire put on. Across the rippling Yellow Waters of Kakadu National Park, the sun blazed in pomegranate, purple, violet and damson, while egrets and eagles dipped their wings in the morning sky.

And then there’s the matter of the crocodiles, snapping at fish just an arm’s reach away.

Their story will have to wait: there’s planes to catch and objects to squeeze into clear plastic bags. But for now, there’s this photo. It’s a reminder to myself as much as anything else. No filter, no editing, no long wait, no special access. Just a simple snap on the edge of a boat.

This is what Kakadu looks like as the sun comes up.

And it’s truly, simply beautiful.

Disclosure: I travelled to Australia this time with the support of Tourism NT. Editorial freedom, as always, remains mine, all mine, mwahahahaha!

UPDATE: Read the full story here.

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8 Responses to Sunrise in Kakadu, Australia

  1. Dennis Sea August 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    That’s an amazing photo. You sound like someone who enjoys travelling. Have you been to Phillip Island?

    • Abi October 13, 2012 at 11:29 am #

      I do love to travel but no, I haven’t been to Phillip Island. Or at least, as I tend to say, not yet…

  2. jade November 13, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    Ah, gorgeous!

  3. Gordon Lethbridge July 4, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    Am in NT right now and hoping to head to Kakadu immediately after Nitmiluk National Park where I am kayaking in Katherine Gorge. Just love NT

    • Abi King July 4, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

      Ooh – enjoy! And take plenty of water with you…

  4. Pretraveller July 9, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    Abi, thanks for sharing your memories of Kakadu. Kakadu is definitely an amazing place to visit and I remember my time there fondly.

    • Abi King July 10, 2013 at 11:59 am #

      Yes, it’s incredible. I hope to get back there one day…

  5. sfadley415 February 26, 2014 at 1:09 am #

    I think it would be an amazing experience to go to Australia and see what it is like in the “Land down under”. However, the big spiders that they have there tend to scare me away from it!