MacDonnell Ranges, Australia23.7S 133.8E
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).