with Pamela Jennings and Mark Rayner
Where : The Kimberley, North West Australia
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The Kimberley is one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth!
Let your senses indulge the breathtaking wonder of this incredible photographer’s paradise.
If you want to experience a true Kimberley adventure then go on this tour!
Pamela Jennings and Mark Rayner did an excellent job of guiding and oranising the tour. From the beauty of the gorges on El Questro Pastoral Lease, to the wildlife along the Ord River and the spectacle of the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National park you won't be disappointed.
We did all of the above and more, ably instructed by Pam and Mark in the technical and composition side of photography.
Being such a small group of only six adventurers, we had no problems in getting a very quick answer to any issues we might have had taking photos.
The days seemed to pass too quickly as there was so much to see and do. I personally love the Kimberley and this was my second time there but my first on an organised photography tour.
I give Pam and Mark a five star rating for this tour so if you are remotely interested in doing it, if you are interested in wildlife, amazing landscapes, beautiful sunsets, experiencing the beauty of the Kimberley and an insight into Aboriginal culture - go ahead, do it!!
Day One – Meet in Kununurra at airport or hotel at 3.30pm. As we head straight out to our private safari camp on the Lower Ord River it promises to be a great first night; clear starry skies, a campfire and great Kimberley hospitality.
15 July – Ord River Private Camp
Day Two – The Ord River is a nature photographer’s paradise. We will spend a full day out on the river in purpose built dinghies photographing the tropical river-life. We capture abundant birdlife in its native habitat and it’s one of the few places in Australia where you can photograph freshwater and saltwater crocodiles side by side.
16 July– Parry Creek Farm stay
Day Three – This morning we will photograph at Marglu Billabong in Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve. It’s an important waterbird feeding and breeding area and is listed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. In the afternoon we have fantastic opportunities to capture many different finch species including the endangered and beautiful Gouldian Finch. We finish off with a sunset Boab shoot.
Day Four - This morning we make our way to El Questro Wilderness Park on the Gibb River Road. It’s only a short hike through dense Livistonia Palms to the series of thermal pools of Zebedee Springs. We have landscape, macro and bird photography options here.
We spend the afternoon photographing the wonders of El Questro Gorge. We walk along a narrow spring-fed creek, through fern-dressed escarpments, canopies of palms, monsoonal rainforest and rich red cliffs. Overnight at Home Valley on the Gibb River Road. Sunset shoot over the Cockburn Range and Pentecoste River.
18 July – Purnululu National Park, World Heritage area.
Day Five - Today we travel back along the Gibb River Road to the Great Northern Highway, experiencing more wonderful Kimberley landscapes on our way south to the Bungle Bungle Range of Purnululu National Park. Once off the Great Northern Highway it’s only 50kms of 4WD track but takes around 2-3 hours to travel. Here we encounter a landscape dominated by spinifex country. We arrive in time to photograph the rich red escarpment of the Bungle Bungle Range as it lights up at sunset. For the next three nights we make ourselves comfortable at our private safari camp only minutes from the best photographic locations.
Day Six and Seven – Over the next two days we make the most of photographing this spectacular geological formation. Exploring Piccaninny Creek and the stunning Cathedral Gorge in all its moods. Sunrise, sunset and night sky photography sessions are all available. We have the added bonus of great bird photography back at our safari camp. Optional - early morning helicopter shoot over the massif is highly recommended.
Day Eight - Purnululu (Bungle Bungles) National Park - Today we explore the northern section of the massif and Echidna Chasm. This gorge is a spectacular long, narrow chasm. It has striking colour variations, depending on the angle of the sun beaming into the chasm, with Livistonia palms waving from the 200 m high ridges above. We leave the Bungle Bungles taking photo opportunities along the way and continue our drive through cattle station country and on to Halls Creek.
22 July– Fitzroy Crossing
Day Nine –Today our destination is Mimbi Caves. These spectacular caves are located west of Halls Creek just off the Great Northern Highway. They form part of a 400 million year old Devonian Reef system. The limestone cave system contains an ancient rock art gallery, shell fossil site, crystal clear rock pools and rock formations. We will be hosted by Girlooloo Tours, an Aboriginal owned and operated business. This tour includes an introduction to local culture, bush tucker and medicine and lots of photo opportunities.
Day ten –Today we have our own private boat charter along the Fitzroy River at Geikie Gorge National Park. Geikie Gorge is an icon of the Kimberley well known for its colourful cliffs and sculptured rock formations that have been carved by the flooding waters of the Fitzroy River over centuries. Part of an ancient limestone reef system its riverbanks are lined with freshwater mangroves, native ﬁg trees, Pandanus, River gums and Paperbarks that provide a welcome home for ﬂying-foxes, Freshwater crocodiles, Barramundi and numerous species of water and land birds. This evening we capture stunning panoramas of the gorge wall and its reflections on sunset.
24 July - Broome
Day eleven –After a relaxing breakfast in Fitzroy Crossing we hit the road for Broome. Along the way we cross the Fitzroy River again before arriving early afternoon. Sunset photo’s are on Broome’s famous Cable Beach with a camel or two to get in our way!
25 July - Broome
Day twelve – Broome is famous for its laid back atmosphere, pearling history, big tides, red pindan cliffs and azure water. Today we will capture as much of that as we can. A wonderful farewell dinner ends our amazing adventure.
26 July – Day thirteen - Check out and departures.
About Pamela Jennings:
Pamela is based in Broome, north Western Australia. She operates an Indigenous tourism consulting business and Pamela Jennings Photography. It’s no surprise then that she specialises in wildlife and wilderness photography from remote areas of northern Australia.
Her passion for photography developed early and grew as she photographed her way around Australia as a teenager more than 30 years ago. Since that time she has combined her love of photography in every aspect of her work and play. She has photographed the Kimberley from land, sea, air and under the sea!
Her first solo exhibition was an outdoor installation on giant cubes in Darling Harbour in Sydney during May 2015, as part of the HeadOn Photo Festival 2015. And in 2014 her works were part of the exhibition that was shown in Sydney, New Zealand, China and New York for the HeadOn Photo Festival 2014.
Pam’s images have gained many awards including Gold at the International Pano Awards 2015, Silver at the National Australian Professional Photographers Awards 2015, Silver with Distinction at the WA Australian Institute of Professional Photographers Awards 2015 and Silver and Bronze in the International Loupe Awards 2014.
Her images have been published in national wilderness and conservation publications, travel industry promotions and publications, national fishing and outdoor magazines and other media.
Pam has recently been named 2017 AIPP WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE WILDLIFE AND WILD PLACES PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR.
Pam looks forward to showing you her back yard!
This Kimberley photo safari will fill up very quickly. Limited to a maximum of 6 photographers you are assured of comfort (window seat always when travelling) and personal access to photography guidance.
Please get in quick and book your spot today.
Cost: $ 8,500.00 per person based on Double Occupancy
$1200 single supplement
- Accommodation for 12 nights starting in Kununurra ending in Broome
- All Meals
- Transportation in air-conditioned 4x4
- Entrance fees to all Parks
- Ord River Wildlife Cruises
- Cruise at Geikie Gorge
- Aboriginal guided tour at Mimbi Caves
- Airfares to Kununurra and from Broome
- All incidental personal items.
- Optional helicopter flights at El Questro and Bungle Bungles
Travel insurance is mandatory and remains your responsibility.
The workshop requires a minimum 5 bookings to proceed
A $1000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your position.
(please note a 2.9% handling fee applies to credit card payments)
Final payment must be paid 60 days prior to the workshop.
To book please call Mark on 0459 221678 or email