Discovery of the Northwest of this giant continent from Darwin to Broome, more than 2000 km, landscapes and Arnhemland’s pictorial rock art, desert Kimberley, aboriginal lands, fantastic colored coast cliffs, drought, wild vastness, raw nature, almost preserved …

Road trains on tarred roads, colossal distances another scale comparing to Europe!

And, more often, gravel or sandy tracks much mores laborious and dusty

Aboriginal survivors.

History of an almost complete genocide. Unique example of a civilization that has survived more than 80,000 years without ever stopping.

A societal and cultural organization, coming from the dawn of time, based on a deep universal consciousness.

Harmonious symbiosis with one of the most difficult environments on the planet. Insertion into a fascinating cosmic dimension …

That the white man, an invader blinded by his “false” values, in less than 200 years, knew neither to recognize nor to preserve.

A source of meditation for our present and future?


Reinterpretation of ancestral themes in a modern approach to Aboriginal painting with its characteristic dots

Rock paintings in Arnhemland

Endemic fauna: here the wallaby

Gorgeous birds like the bee eaters

Ants with edible abdomen

Mimicry of color and texture

Rare specimen of an endangered species because monodependent of its favorite plant

Thanks to Briget Thomson for letting me share this little wonder

From free or salty water, crocodiles are everywhere


Read headed crane

Spider design!

Multiple species of palms. They survive the fires of underwood traditionally organized to avoid bigger fires likely to destroy largest trees.

Eucalyptus, do you want it, here it is, ubiquitous trees presenting a lot subspecies

Feathery delicate water lily

Couroupita guianensi!

And, to finish our little chapter flora, his majesty the boab tree. Australia is the third world spot of this species after Africa and Madagascar. How did he get there, we always get lost in conjecture!

Along rivers and gorges …

Katherine River, Nitmiluk National Park

Photo by Philippe Vanderwee

Dawn in Arnhemland

Bungle Bungle in Purnululu National Park, UNESCO World Heritage site

Quartz sandstone of the Devonian eroded for 20 million years. Ribbed surface of horizontal bands of dark gray crust of cyanobacteria. Outstanding examples of sandstone cone karst owe their existence and uniqueness to the interaction of several geological, biological, climatic and erosional phenomena.

The description is available under CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0 license


Sur le chemin de la gorge Piccaninny



Echidna Chasm

Extremely narrow gorge (barely a meter in some passages) with walls reaching up to 200 m high, magically playing with a ray of sunshine around 11 o’clock in the morning.

Reddish cliffs of Cape Leveque

At sunset, the spectacle is not so much the sun which, like everywhere, goes down on the sea but, by turning toward the opposite direction, all the beach which it ignites of its blazing

When light declines, pastels replace red blood

Then, little by little, silver and gold are appearing progressively

Until some “cosmic” darkness

Before the installation of a night “black” and so densely starred

Cliché Mark Bayfield

Flying over the coast between Cape Leveque and the “Horizontal Falls”


Fin d’épopée à Broome, charmante station balnéaire un peu rétro et aussi assez culturelle. Une plage infinie et, pour nous européens, curieusement envahie de voitures !

End of epic in Broome, charming resort, a little retro, and also quite cultural. An infinite beach and, for us European, curiously overflowing with cars!

Ephemeral sand forest

Broome Cemetery: exoticism. Surprising cohabitation of European, Aboriginal and Asian cultures.

Another curiosity: seats to stay near your dead

End of the Australian journey…