Kakdu National Park – Photo Essay Part 2

While touring around Australia for five weeks I had the pleasure of spending a few nights in Kakadu National Park which spans 20,000 sq kms in the Northern Territory of Australia. This vast land was so gorgeous that I had to make two Photo Essay posts out of it. You can see the first one HERE and keep on scrolling for the second.

From epic gargantuan landscapes to crocodile filled rivers Kakadu National park was really a place that I felt where you could “connect with the land” as the elders from the Aboriginal tribes say. I hope you enjoy. Have you ever been?

The entrance to the Bowali Visitor Centre in Kakadu National Park where you can get all kinds of information about what to see and do during your visit.

The highway through Kakadu had lots of signs so it was hard to get lost, one kind of sign that was missing often however was speed signs. A few years ago there was no listed speed, however now they suggest a maximum of 130 km per hour. Crazy!

The view from the East Alligator River.

This is actually the side of the road / part of a parking lot. The wet season was just finishing so a lot of areas were still flooded. You can see that painted stick in the middle marking the sidewalk.

Up early one day at the crack of down for a boat cruise.

Lots of fish were jumping as the sun rose.

A few of the many birds that live in Kakadu National park.

A lone bird searches for food / stares at his reflection in the water.

Crocodile!! This is the third one we saw on our tour. Very docile, I had hoped to see one come at the boat viscously, but it didn’t happen.

Me and a crocodile! If you look really closely he is just there over my shoulder, to the left of the tip of my nose. See it yet? I swear its there.

Ok, you can see it for sure in this one. Lazy crocodile.

Lily pads floating on the waters edge.

Kakadu has a “small” termite problem…. small….

Hope you enjoyed my photos, stay tuned for more from Kakadu National Park and the Northern Territory of Australia coming soon.

 All photos were taken with my Nikon D5100 using a 17mm – 55mm f2.8 lens (thanks Nikon!) Check them out on Facebook too :)


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  • Reply
    Aurora Tyas
    May 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    can’t believe the size of that termite!!!! or are you tiny??? ;)

  • Reply
    June 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

    That termite photo is atrocious. I’m used to seeing nests everywhere in Costa Rica, but that is BEYOND!

  • Reply
    Brock - Backpack With Brock
    May 27, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Looks like you had an amazing visit!!

  • Reply
    Raymond @ Man On The Lam
    May 26, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I’ve been dying to get my bony ass up to Kakadu. Been to Oz twice, but never made it that far north. Arrrggghh!! :)

  • Reply
    May 26, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I have been, and I thought it was absolutely amazing. Massive, certainly, but amazing. My favourite bits were the water holes and the swimming :D

    • Reply
      May 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      I didn’t get to go swimming there! Good thing you didn’t get bit by a croc!! haha

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