How we got there - by bus which was quite entertaining and educational
Here is the GPS track from Alice Springs to Uluru / Kata Tjuta
On the way, we stopped at Jim's Place for breakfast. Since I am a light breakfast eater, I looked around outside and found an interesting spider in the emu fence. I think she is an Argiope but not certain. Here are different presentations: her dorsal presentation, with a single stabilimentum.
From the side
Something collided with her web and here she is doing a harvesting thing
Looking down at her palps
Then back on the road to Uluru
Mountains in the distance
An Ellen and a mesa in the background
Experimenting with polarizing filter - with the filter properlly aligned and looking at red sand, suppressing the reflected image.
Experimenting with polarizing filters - A 90 degree rotation of the polarizing filter - and the reflected image passes through the filter.
We stopped at Kata Tjunta - and Mt. Olga as seen from Google Earth
and here is our track - the blue track is our return track
Here is a reflection of the Olgas at Kata Tjunta
A reflection of a bush
A sign describing Kata Tjuta
We then returned to Ayer's rock (Uluru) and here is our track around the rock
After visiting Kata Tjuta, we set up for dinner and took photos of the shadows falling across Uluru Watch the shadows walk across Uluru (4.7 mpg)
And here is Uluru (Ayer's Rock)
And here is Uluru from Google Earth
C. Frank Starmer