Pinnacle Desert

It is a miracle of nature is in the Australian National Park Nambung, in 245 kilometers north of Perth. Nambung National Park was named after the river winds through the park and disappears into the depths of limestone caves.

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Three hours drive from Perth on a beautiful road and you're in Pinnacle Desert. By the way, most recently, about 2 years ago, was built over a short route to the desert towers. Call her beautiful hard because with three, you during these hours is accompanied by sand dunes with no vegetation and very beautiful with only one side of the Indian Ocean, which can be seen quite well, occasionally.

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What is Pinnacle Desert? This cocoa is weird, quite brittle limestone formation in the form of towers, which spontaneously spread over a vast area of ​​yellow-orange sand dunes.

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Why is it called the Pinnacle? The first Europeans who see themselves desert limestone formation peaked compared them with the decoration of the towers, parapets in the Gothic style of architecture (from the Latin Pinnaculum - feather). Tops look like a spire, pinnacle.

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Pinnacle completely different sizes and shapes. That huge, in two human growth, as small as the dragon's teeth, the permanent teeth are like rights, the phalluses, which grow out of the ground :-).

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How then did these towers? No specific version, but scientists are inclined to believe that the Pinnacle Desert was once the ocean floor. When the ocean receded to the layer of limestone was deposited a layer of soil, and the water, the wind, the roots of plants, lime softening done their job and now formed a natural wonder. Archaeologists claim that only 6,000 years ago in the desert were people.

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Public about the Pinnacle Desert became known recently as the late 60's of the last stoleniya.

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It is best to visit the Pinnacle Desert at dawn or in the late afternoon, when the beautiful towers cast long shadows.

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What is interesting, desert towers surrounded on all sides dunes of white sand and only at the territory of Pinnacle Desert sand juicy yellow-orange color. Very close to the west of the Pinnacle Desert, about 1.5-2km stretches Indian Ocean.

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As for the animals, in the Pinnacle Desert them abound, but most of them are nocturnal, although in the afternoon you can meet kangaroos, snakes or lizards. Twice we saw mother kangaroo with a rather adult and cub on the carriageway of a small python.

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Photography by Duch from Australia.