10 of the best Uluru insta-moments
With Uluru as the subject it’s hard to snap a bad picture, so it was a tough job narrowing it down to only ten of the best #ExploreUluru insta-moments. We hope you like these as much as we do and they will inspire your to explore Uluru and appreciate it's many moods.
1. Cheers to Uluru
There's nothing better than ending a long day exploring the Outback with sparkling wine and canapés as you watch the transformation of colour as the sun slowly sinks into the horizon. Capture a magical moment like @doyoutravel did joining an Uluru sunset experience.
2. Twinkle twinkle little star
Because of the low humidity and the absence of any light pollution, making the night sky pitch black, this is possibly one of the best places in the world for stargazing and astrophotography, as demonstrated here by Uluru explorer @tscharke. Whether you’re an avid astronomer or a novice stargazer, if you’re keen to learn more about the wonder of the night sky, you can join us for the annual Uluru Astronomy weekend – it’s a free event!
3. Mother Nature strikes again
4. A humbling sight
How humbling it is to see our great land from the skies!
In the foreground is the Aboriginal community of Mutitjulu. Then there is the mighty Uluru, standing 348m high with a circumference of 9.4km. It's is an inselberg, literally meaning "island mountain". At the top is Kata Tjuṯa (which means "many heads"). Although seemingly dwarfed in this image, Kata Tjuṯa covers an area of nearly 22sqkm, with the highest dome towering 546m above ground. This amazing photo and words by Uluru explorer @craiggreenphotography
5. Spot the Southern Cross
The 50,000 solar powered lights of Field of Light bloom as darkness falls over Uluru. @ellies_computer captured this stunning close up of the stems that make up the Field of Light while above a blanket of stars reveal itself. Look close…can you spot the Southern Cross?
6. Rain Rain (don’t) go Away
Being located in the middle of the desert it’s a rarity to see rain at Uluru. On average Uluru-Kata Tjuta receives approximately 308mm (12 inches) of rain per year. Not much at all. So you should consider yourself lucky if you get to see Uluru in the rain like @chaseolearyphoto did. Your best chance to capture Uluru’s rare waterfalls is during the summer months, from November to February.
7. Ultimate photobomb
Jonny the camel perfectly timed his photobomb as @jeffcolhoun takes this beautiful shot of Uluru. Camel’s were first introduced to Australia in the 19th century as the primary means of transport until railways and roads were established. Today an estimated 200,000 one-humped camels remain in the wild. Our friend Jonny here’s not one of them though, he is one of the 60 friendly camels at the Uluru Camel Farm.
8. The many moods of Uluru
From every angle, with the change of every season and each hour of the day this imposing monolith reveals a different mood. This rare sight of a double rainbow was beautifully captured by @pure_dynamix_photography.
9.Uluru like you’ve never seen it before
Your chances to experience and capture Uluru from this unique perspective are very slim, but we thought this photograph is so spectacular it deserves a spot in our top 10. Astronaut @thom_astro captured this stunning sunset shot of Uluru from the International Space Station while orbiting planet Earth – how’s that for perspective.
10. Road trip anyone?
Rounding up our top ten is this wonderful shot by @henrybettany nicely depicting the quintessential outback road trip. At the end of that road is Kata Tjuta (or ‘many heads’ in local Anangu language), a conglomerate of 36 domes, spreading wider and taller than Uluru.