Looking downstream with your back to the previous image. Beyond this chasm the gorge widens to about 30 metres but remains very deep.
The iron rich rocks of the Hammersley Ranges are the oldest, most stable rock formations on the Australian continent.
That doesn’t mean they haven’t been buckled and warped by time.
Junction Pool from Oxer Lookout
The aptly named circular pool. No images show the reality of how deep these gorges are.
The beautiful Fern Pool, upstream from Fortescue Falls, with the rain falling on the water.
Imagine the cataract the would torrent over these falls in the “wet”. Unfortunately the roads are then impassable and this gorge would be very dangerous.
A SES worker lost his life trying to rescue an English tourist who foolishly entered a gorge during heavy rain.
Out of the gorges the dominant vegetation is spinifex grass and snappy gums.