Wide open sky’s on the Birdsville Track
The end of a long day traveling I pulled in to a bit of nothing on the side of the Birdsville Track. (except for a concert toilet) The cloud formation above me caught my eye and her you can see something special. No Sunset is alike in the great Australian outback. With the ocasional road train (A prime mover truck with several, usual 3 trailers) traveling past through the night to Birdsville or sour to Port Augusta the nights are very quiet. When the sun goes down there is nothing to do but cook dinner look at the days photos, check the next days planed route and get a well needed sleep.
The Birdsville Track stretches from Marree (north of Port Augusta) to Birdsville some 517km of outback track with some artesian boars along its path and one only pub, petrol station. Anyone wishing to travel the track must carry fresh water, supplies, fuel, and spare parts for their vehicle with them in case of emergencies, personal I would not recommend traveling this road in summer and would only take a four wheel drive with good tyres.
The track was opened in the 1860s to bring cattle from Queensland and Northern Territory to the nearest southern railhead this was at the time Port Augusta and later Marree.
Lloyd Howlett’s Australian landscape limited edition photographs are printed on archival quality canvas (designed to last well in to the next century and beyond) individually numbered and signed. Making each print completely individual.