Amazing things can happen anywhere, anytime.
Crossing the Tanami Desert from the Northern Territory to Western Australia, the Tanami Track extends 1053km through some of the most remote parts of the Australian Outback.
Vehicles travel the distance at different speeds, so it’s a good idea to stay focused, and frequently change drivers. This is also great for taking in the scenery.
The desert is an incredible place with lots to see, from cute flocks of Zebra Finches and Budgies to impressive Dromedaries, interspersed with all kind of vehicles: Abandoned vehicles, caravans on tow-trucks, 2WDs flying over the corrugations at mind-blowing speeds, and of course, heaps of trucks and 4WDs.
So, when I was stepping out of the car to take a photo, I was very mindful to listen out for vehicles approaching. Not only is the red dust a camera’s worst enemy, and gravel a windscreen recycler, but sleepy drivers could well make it the last daylight you’ll ever see.
This was the moment when the following amazing encounter took place.
The Brown Falcon that you can see in the photo flying straight at me, is a wild bird.
Amazingly, the falcon landed right in front of me!
Well, I guess, curiosity is not just a human trait.
Thanks for dropping by, Brown Falcon! And thanks to the driver of the approaching 4WD for slowing right down.
Amazing things can happen anywhere, anytime. Often, when least expected.
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