ON THE ROAD — As we pulled out of Darwin heading for Adelaide late in the afternoon of 8 February we met this incoming storm cell near Noonamah. On the highway heavy rain belted down for nearly 60km. We stopped driving about 10:30pm at Mataranka with our first 420km behind us.
The Australasian darter, Anhinga Novaehollandiae is a handsome hunter of fish found through Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia.
This one was photographed from the boat on Gagadju Yellow Waters Cruise in Kakadu National Park, in Australia’s Northern Territory. The boat takes visitors up close to a huge range of birds, water buffalo and saltwater crocodiles.
Our trip was made all the better by the terrific informed commentary by traditional landowner Mandy Muir.
Yellow Waters Cruise is owned by the local Aboriginal people and won the Qantas award for best major tour in 2012. A well-deserved award.