We decided to camp at the Adelaide River Race Track before heading up to Darwin. The sun was setting and a few whispy clouds were catching the last bit of light.
I climbed the judges tower to take some photographs. When I climbed down there was a snake at the foot of the tower, arched up and snapping at me. I jumped back and he dissapeared into the grass. I couldn’t believe it – after hours of carefully picking my way through spinifex and speargrass the day before and not seeing a snake, to be bailed up by one here was amazing.
I snapped a blurry shot of him in the fading light with a wide angle lens as he slithered into the grass.
Four furlong bend from the top of the tower.
Last light as the sun went down
Next morning I walked over to the railway yard and couldn’t believe my luck. Someone had parked a yellow steam roller next to a purple railway carriage!