Bungle Bungles Milkyway

Bungle Bungles Milkyway

The Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia

I've been fortunate enough to have visited this amazing area twice so far.

The first time was on a motorcycle where I had 2 weeks off work and rode from Darwin to Broome via the bungle bungles and then back along the Gibb River Road and back to Darwin - a trip of about 6000kms, not bad considering I was on my Learners permit and restricted to 80kms/hour on a 250cc motorcyle.

This photograph was taken during my second visit to the purnululu National Park, my first visit was way to quick, not in terms of kilometres per hour but time spent in this area, so I decided to take my time with my second visit.

My idea was to ride a bicycle down from Darwin with the romantic notion of capturing and experiencing the region in its most pure form and being close as to nature as possible.

It was a massive effort.

Whilst, I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure, it was incredibly hard work and I was already completely exhausted.

As I had cycled down from Darwin on my way to Broome, I was once again blown away by the unique and absolutely beautiful region. I had been planning to capture the milkyway over the ranges for over a year and even the cycle in from the main highway took 12 hours.

After spending an amazing few days in the park, one of the rangers was heading back to kununurra (400kms back towards Darwin) and offered me a lift. I decided to accept the generous offer. I was overwhelmed and exhausted. After a good nights sleep and a decent feed in kununurra, I was contemplating doing the Gibb River Road. I ended up going back down the Great Northern Highway cycling back past the turn off to the bungle bungles on my original planned trip.

I ended up cycling back along the Gibb after living in Broome for 9 months

My next visit will be in the comfort of a 4WD vehicle.

Photographic Prints

  • Print size


    492mm (19.4inch)


    328mm (12.9inch)


    300 Pixels/Inch

  • Ratio

    Landscape 3:2

  • Printing details


    Canson Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm - a premium semi-gloss photo paper.

  • Inks

    High quality archival pigment inks.

  • Border

    A 25mm margin (a white border) is applied to all edges. This border is added to the size listed.

  • Watermark

    All watermarks are removed from photographic prints.

  • Packaging

    Prints are packaged in a clear archival sleeve that is rolled and shipped in a mailing tube.

  • Shipping

    Australian postage is free, international shipping is also available

  • Framing

    Framing is not supplied, however can be arranged through Tasmanian-based suppliers at retail cost. Additional shipping costs apply, and delivery time is extended.

Technical Details

Camera settings

  • Camera

    Nikon D7100

  • Lens

    Shot at 17mm on a Nikon 17-55mm f2.8

  • Exposure

    30 second (x 12)

  • Aperture


  • ISO


  • Digital details

    Dimensions: 5816px x 3877px

    Megapixels: 22.55mp


  • Photographic

    12 shot long exposure noise reduction stack.

  • Processing

    Raw exposures edited in Lightroom using custom linear profiles. Noise reduction in Starry Landscape Stacker. Edited in Photoshop.


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