Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

March 28, 2019

Geraldton to Shark Bay

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Into the Gascoyne

I took off from Geraldton and headed towards Port Gregory after a night at Elbenjo Farm Stay which was really good.

Port Gregory - Pink Lakes

Port Gregory – Pink Lakes

These pink lakes are caused by some type of organism or plant in the lake that they harvest for beta carotene.

Kalbarri Grandstand

Kalbarri Grandstand

Nature's Window

Nature’s Window

In the Kalbarri National Park.

Turning left from the North-west highway I headed west into Shark Bay. The first stop is the Hamelin Pool to have a look at the stromatolites.

Hamelin Pool

Hamelin Pool



The ground here is covered with microbial mats, communities of microscopic life forms. In certain conditions the communities trap particles and create stone. When this happens, microbial mats become microbialites. Sometimes microbialites form taller layered structures called stromatolites.

Little Lagoon

Little Lagoon

This is the creek that feeds into Little Lagoon.

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