An array of contrasts

The Western Australian Outback displays the most amazing array of contrasts, contradictions and surprises. Just when you think you have seen it all, something unexpected and thrilling appears before your eyes; the way the light dances and shimmers off the cliffs; or the sudden oasis of a wetland that supports a whole unique ecosystem of dependent and interdependent plant and animal species.

I marvel at the adaptation of plants and animals that call this, at times harsh, environment their home; the seeds that remain dormant for years, until the next downpour of rain, only to blossom wildly after the soil receives a good soaking; the animals that have devised clever strategies throughout the ages, for managing the massive extremes of daily heat and nightly cold.

This country, on the one hand lets me breathe, free from the chemicals and pollutants of the city, but at the same time, makes me breathless at its utter wild beauty. It replenishes your soul and leaves you fresh, excited and willing to immerse yourself in the next exhilarating experience this country will provide.

Our Outback is an amazing place, but what makes it special is at risk. 

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