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Ayers Rock in the rain - a unique wonder of nature!

Ayers Rock in the rain - a unique wonder of nature!

Ayers Rock or Uluru is one of the world most famous and oldest rock formations located in the Central Australia. Rains in the area are a very rare occasion, but when it is raining, the view is somewhat surrealistic!


Uluru is a brown and orange sandstone monolith of an oval form. Its length and width are 3.6 km and 3 km correspondingly while its height is 348 meters.

There are a lot of caves in the base of the rock with ancient petroglyphic drawings and carvings. The surface of Uluru is dissected with parallel furrows up to 2 meters deep.


The monolith is very often called a chameleon-rock since it changes its color depending on the time of the day and weather conditions. For example, in the morning, it may look purple, reddish, pink or even golden!

Uluru is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

But what about rains? Because of the dry climate of the area precipitations are very rare. However, if you are lucky enough to be there when it rains, you will enjoy a magnificent show! After a heavy shower, large amounts of water run off the monolith like small waterfalls. The number of such “waterfalls” can reach one hundred!

As you see, one has a very little chance to witness such a show, so we have prepared a set of photos depicting this unusual natural phenomenon.

Have you ever been to Australia and seen Uluru with your own eyes? You are welcome to leave comments!

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Empara Samuda
When it rains it pours on Uluru. Facinating !
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Feb 10, 2016 4:13PM
danny powell
Awesome shots! Been down under but never there.
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Feb 13, 2016 9:31PM
Rodney Beattie
Rodney Beattie
the pictures are awe some. i would love to go there
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Feb 13, 2016 9:41PM
Lynn Garcia
Beautiful an a lace I had never heard of before! Awesome!
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Feb 13, 2016 10:11PM
smatthews
Thank you for capturing this amazing work of nature created for us by our Lord! Isn't God awesome?! You did a great job videoing this event!
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Feb 13, 2016 10:33PM
Elaine Linney
We have been but it didn't rain but the sights were breathtking
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Feb 13, 2016 10:42PM
Teo Sinclair
Aren't we special. So it was created FOR US? How frighteningly infantile.
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Feb 13, 2016 11:10PM
maris
Give me five days on that rock. I know I can find proof that aliens are out there
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Feb 13, 2016 11:12PM
Ian MacBrown
Teo Sinclair oh yeah just for Us and the aliens too. :-\
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Feb 13, 2016 11:22PM
smatthews
Teo Sinclair Sorry you feel that way. God created earth!
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Feb 14, 2016 12:00AM
Frances J. Waxman
Frances J. Waxman
Been there a few times. There were no barriers or platforms and. No rain. Climbed twice to the top in my younger days on different visits. Breathtaking from the top as well as from the bottom. It is an aboriginal holy place and it is truly awesome Frances Waxman- Former Tour Leader
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Feb 14, 2016 1:28AM
Mary Friedberg
Mary Friedberg
Is this the same mountain they call "devil's rock"? I think it was in the 80's that a family was picnicing by there and a dingo made off with a woman's baby or so the story was told. There was a movie made of the incident starring Myerl Streep.
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Feb 14, 2016 1:54AM
Barb Andreone
Wondeful pictures.
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Feb 14, 2016 1:57AM
Tia Luckenbaugh
Tia Luckenbaugh
Went with a group in 2008 to Australia, we were in Kakadu Australia and wet to Ubirr rock we got a tour and we were aloud to climb to the top and since it was late in the afternoon we stayed for a while. We saw kangaroos hopping around even a wild dingo, but nothing will ever beat the sight of watching the sun set beyond the horizon from the top of ubirr rock. The sight was breathtakingly beautiful and I even recorded some on my camera. However once the sun set I got dark real quick so we had to hury back down to get on our bus.
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Feb 14, 2016 2:43AM
Tom Young
Tom Young
Awesome...
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Feb 14, 2016 3:59AM

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