AMAZING new time-lapse footage captures the essence of the living cultural landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, showing the changing colours of the desert as day turns to night.
The colour changes of Uluru result from the filtering effect of the atmosphere on the sun’s rays.
The images take viewers on a short journey as they experience an inspiring snapshot of the timeless landscape.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to two of the world’s most iconic rock formations. The spectacular ancient monoliths of Uluru and Kata Tjuta are more than 300 million years old and the area’s Indigenous culture dates back more than 30,000 years.
Uluru is the tip of a huge rock that continues below the ground for possibly five to six kilometres. It is 3.6km long and 348 metres at its tallest point: 43 metres higher than Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower, 24 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower and just 33 metres lower than the Empire State Building.
Kata Tjuta (meaning many heads) is 30km west and is made up of 36 domed heads, the tallest of which is about 546 metres high.