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11/06/2008

Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, Northern Territory, Australia


This photo shows a sunset over Kata Tjuta (also known as Mount Olga or The Olgas) located in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. It only shows a few of the 36 domes, composed of conglomerate, a sedimentary rock consisting of cobbles and boulders of varying rock types including granite and basalt, cemented by a matrix of sandstones. The highest point, Mount Olga, is 1066 m above sea level, or approximately 546 m above the surrounding plain (i.e 203 m higher than the more famous Uluru). You can also see a superb photo showing a panorama of Kata Tjuta (which cover an area of 22 km²) as seen from its viewing platform in the middle of the day on following Wikipedia Kata Tjuta page

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