Rain on Uluru by Peter Carroll

Uluru, also referred to as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. It's one of Australia's most recognisable natural icons. The world-renowned sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high (863 m/2,831 ft above sea level) with most of its bulk below the ground, and measures 9.4 km (5.8 mi) in circumference.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uluru

 

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Uluru panorama nearing sunset

 

 

Australian photographer, Peter Carroll, waited 20 years to catch drops of rain water on this miracle of nature. He was in the right place at the right time when the rain came.

 

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Most longtime residents of Central Australia know that the sight of rain on the rock is a rare phenomenon.

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Shots were taken near the Mututjulu waterhole

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Water cascades down an Uluru rock face

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