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MacDonnell Ranges, Australia

23.7S 133.8E

September 19th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Australia - July 27th, 2009

Australia - July 27th, 2009

The large expanses of rusty red earth in the southern part of Australia’s Northern Territory are interrupted by the brown ridges of the MacDonnell Ranges. This series of mountains ranges is 644 km (400 mi) long and consists of parallel ridges running to the east and west of Alice Springs.

The ranges are composed of many rock types, but are most famous for their red quartzite peaks and gorges. The highest peaks are Mount Zeil (1,531 m AHD/ 5,023 ft) and Mount Sonder (1,380 m / 4,528 ft).

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