Blinding rays of orange flashed across the vast desert like a laser light show. But this was nothing more than the work of Mother Nature. As the vermillion ball of fire rose quickly above the flat horizon, it splashed a kaleidoscope of colors onto the originally monochromatic scene. What was grey and black in the dawn light instantly came alive. The brooding Uluru was now painted in burgundy red, rising from a lime green plain of spinifex grass with patches of red sand in between. The stack of rock mountains at Kata Tjuta was even brighter than before, illuminated in a shade of rose red, with striated lines of black and white running across their flaky surface.
Sunrise at Uluru and Kata Tjuta was a stunning sight to behold, and there was no better moment to experience these two impressive sights than at the crack of dawn. While on a three-day desert safari out in Australia’s Red Centre, we got the chance to see it for ourselves. The fascinating transformation from night to day took place in a sheer matter of minutes – and yet, it had the power to stay deeply imprinted in my memories.
We’re sharing these memories with you here through our photos, hope they bring you there with us!