Sturt's Desert Pea is famous for its distinctive blood-red leaf-like flowers, each with a bulbous black centre. It is one of Australia's best known wildflowers, native to the arid regions of central and north-western Australia. I love these flowers but they are difficult to grow.
It's sometimes difficult to juggle a camera while climbing enormous rocks, and traversing difficult terrain. We often struggled with the light as the contrast between the harsh sunlight and the shadows was enormous. However, the trials were insignificant when we reached our various destinations. Awe and amazement were the usual reactions.
It is such rugged and beautiful country that it is difficult to convey without professional cameras, but who needs to lug heavy equipment when climbing over all this.
This was a VERY tiny precis of our first day. We did sooooo much more.