A view of the Copley Quartzite formation that contains Aroona Dam, and in the distance the Brachina siltstone formation of the Bayley Range.
The distinctive peaks of Arkaroola as seen from the north of the Gammon Ranges.
North of the quartzite pound are precambrian formations of shale and limestone of the Tapley Hill and Aberoona formations.
Dramatic Mamma clouds forming over Lyndhurst Ochre Pit.
Native succulent Sarcostema viminale ssp astrale also known as Caustic Bush, Milk Bush, Caustic Plant, Lye Bush, Snake Plant, Pencil Caustic, Milk Vine, here seen at the Lyndhurst Ochre Pits.
Pink flowering aquatic plants are blooming this summer at the mouth of Aroona Dam in the Northern Flinders Ranges.
The quartzite capped basin of Wilpena Pound as seen on a short walk from Wilpena resort.
Winter morning mists in the Flinders Ranges.
Tobacco Bush Creek flows across the Outback Hwy north of Copley. This groundwater provides a vital flowing waterway for many species including fish, reptiles, invertebrates and birds. Birds SA reported 13 species of birds in the creek during a brief 6 hour survey in April 2018, finding the following:
- Grey Teal
- Australasian Grebe
- Hoary-headed Grebe
- White-faced Heron
- Black-fronted Dotterel
- Nankeen Kestrel
- White-winged Fairywren
- White-backed Swallow
- Singing Honeyeater
- Black-faced cuckooshrike
- Zebra Finch
- Australian Pipit
Well worn tracks of native animals cover the banks of the watercourse.
In view from Old Warraweena, ascending geological formations from Bunyeroo purple shale in the foreground, slumping dolomitic Wonoka Formation hills in the midground and hard weathering Pound Quartzite in the background.
Mt Scott in the Flinders Ranges.