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    West MacDonnell Ranges

    June 25, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    The Mac Donnell Ranges stretch over 640kms running east-west through Alice Springs. They provide a picturesque backdrop to the town, lighting up each sunrise and sunset with a display of fiery reds, sunburnt oranges and deep purples.
    The Ranges are estimated to be 340 million years old and were formed when two tectonic plates collided, rocks deep beneath the earth's surface twisted and folded, thrusting upward to the sky. Wind, water, and time have exposed the skeleton of what was once a giant mountain range, much bigger than what is seen today.Read more