Mungo National Park

Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist photo of Sunset at Mungo National Park NSW Australia. Merged from 6 images.

Mungo Sunset

Some people somehow manage not to see the beauty and complexity in ‘dry scrub  country’. Just drive through on the way to somewhere! Now the beauty and grandeur of a sunset most can appreciate but with a little more curiosity and searching eye the ‘dead’ country comes to life.

Little jewels like pardalotes can be difficult to find in the upper branches of the taller trees in higher rainfall areas. I the short Mallee Scrub however this Striated Pardalote and I came eye to eye.

 Striated Pardalote. Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist - photo taken Mungo National Park NSW Australia.

Striated Pardalote

Spotted Sand-Dragons (My best guess) scuttle around.  This one approximately 19cm long. Flocks of White-browed Woodswallows rest in the top branches briefly before joining hundreds of others wheeling overhead.

Spotted Sand-Dragons (My best guess) Striated Pardalote. Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist - photo taken Mungo National Park NSW Australia.

Spotted Sand-Dragons (My best guess)

The endless variety of flowers, reptiles, birds and mammals can keep you enthralled for days. Sunrises and sunsets a stunning beginning and end to each day and star filled night sky’s in between.

Mungo Dunes Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist Photographer Mungo National Park NSW Australia.

Mungo Dunes as the sun sets.

Collen and I took a tour around the Willandra Lakes World Heritage area in Mungo National Park. Human occupation for over 40,000 years. Our aboriginal guides pointed out a fireplace that had emerged from the sand- carbon dated at over 7000 years.

About Stephen Powell

Stephen has been an active environmentalist working in, field work, public speaking and lobbying at all levels of government. He has spoken at school and community gatherings as well as on radio. His comments on environmental issues have appeared in newspapers and newsletters. His work has attracted a number awards, which include Wildlife Art Society of Australasia & Best Flora or Fauna-Moomba Art Show. His passion shows in his works which are in demand for galleries and as private commissions. Training: Watercolour: ‘The Botanical Art School of Melbourne’ under the internationally acclaimed Jenny Crompton (Phillips) Oil: with the gifted wildlife artist Krystii Melaine. Drawing and field sketching: with Steve Morvell He takes classes and travelled to Mitchell School of Arts to take wildlife art workshops. And the Murrumbidgee School of Creative Arts in Wagga Wagga. McGregor School Uni Southern Queensland Toowoomba. Grafton to be added in 2011.
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