Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s) 

Kata Tjuta (meaning many heads to the Pitjantjatjara aboriginal people), also known as The Olga’s is a rock formation located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park and is located around 30 km’s away from Uluru. It consists of 36 domes which are spread over an estimated area of greater than 20 kms. The formation holds special significance to the local aboriginal people (the Anganu) who have inhabited the area for more than 22,000 years. The Olga’s, as well as Uluru are heavily represented through their Dreamtime stories and is a sacred site for the Anangu men where many of the legends surrounding the site are kept secret and only passed down through the Dreamtime stories.

The sandstone domes which make up Kata Tjuta are estimated to be about 500 million years old. For visitors to Kata Tjuta, there are many walking tracks of varying difficulty.

 

How it was taken

The images were taken with a Nikon D610 DSLR, and a 24 – 120mm lens. Images themselves were processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, and where panorama’s were taken these were typically stitched using either Lightroom, or Kolor Autopano Giga.

 

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