Sunrise over Bald Rock, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Another day and another million-dollar view. I was up before sunrise and enjoyed my first coffee when a Spotted-Tail Quoll roamed my vicinity.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Flora and Fauna @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I have never seen these shy animals before. What a way start to the day, yay! I couldn’t ask for a better coffee guest that morning.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Sunrise @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I started climbing the steep track again as the first light emerged over the horizon. Weather conditions were simply impeccable.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Centred @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The fog lifted slowly from nearby forests, adding an unearthly feeling around Bald Rock.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Morning Glory @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I only brought Maverick alongside for a quick sunrise cruise. And what can I say?

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Speechless @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Nothing really, the pictures speak for themselves again. I am amazed and excited about this drone. It is the tip of the iceberg for my photography passion.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Piece of Art @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The clarity and colour spectrum is incredibly well defined, even though the drone takes 21 photos and lays them together into one frame.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Surreal View @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Any camera would take great photos on a day like today with this surround-view. If I was to be a rock-wallaby, this would be my early morning start to the day. Might as well watch the sunset here too.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Rolling hills @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I had no time to waste, the sun already shone a delightful angle on the environment.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Casting shadows @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Long shadows were cast over granite land. I moved Troopy from the camping spot back onto the picnic area.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Arches @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I will be exploring these arches with my Olympus OM-D camera for a while.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Wide-angle @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Using a wide-angle lens gives me a perfect perspective on this fascinating landscape. It’s a fabulous lens. It’s only around 7 am and no one else bothered to get up early. That’s fine by me. 

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Early signs @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The cooler air along run-off creeks kept colours raw., revealing early signs of spring.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Ancient sculptures @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Some ancient man-made sculptures are still found along this track. I wonder what they resemble.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Unearthly @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It felt a bit otherworldly walking along with tall timber.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Marked @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Unmissable signs of the past.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Maze @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It wasn’t long before the lushness gave way to a gigantic maze.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Entrance @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Enormous boulders toppled each other, created by erosion over the millennia.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Explanation @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This hiking track is well designed and informative. Well done NSWParksm.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Guards @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Each maze entrance was accomplished by the guardians of this galaxy.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Wood and Granite @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Tall and hardy eucalyptus trees stood root on granite together.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Of all sizes @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

All different in sizes but combined with natural beauty.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Natural connection @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

They share this bond for a very long time.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Surprise @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mother Nature had another fabulous surprise for me.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Spectacular @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A spectacle in the sky.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Cloudy @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Early morning fog clouds warmed and lifted.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Melting in the sun @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The sun disintegrated them like icebergs.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Cloud formations @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

While they were slowly disappearing, ever-changing cloud formations appeared.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Snowflakes @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A truly amazing addition to this bizarre landscape. Snowflakes appeared.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Sheep @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Maybe it’s a giant herd of sheep?

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Facial @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I can see many faces in this photo.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Aimless @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It made it even harder for me to aim for the frame.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Dramatic @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Landscape photography doesn’t get more dramatic than this. I didn’t know where to look.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Lucky me @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I couldn’t have asked for any better conditions like these. How lucky was I?

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Elevated @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Maverick captured this spectacle from a distinct elevated angle.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Cloud pillows @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Clouds surrounding Bald Rock on a clear, sunny day is a stunning sight. 

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
2 dimensional @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

From an aerial view over Bald Rock, rocks appear slightly diverse. Shadows display the statue’s shape, while the boulders blend in 2 dimensional.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Elephants? @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A herd of elephants is on their way to the waterhole. But, how stable are they up here?

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Sturdy view @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

They look sturdy standing in front of them.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Leaning @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

But appear a bit lenient from up here.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Roll on @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Imagine one of these rolling down the hill.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
8 Ball @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Tipping other rocks like a giant pool table. No thanks.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Arteries @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Water carved veins through the granite-like a beating heart.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Lined-up @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Fine lines appear from a birds-eye view.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Fine Art @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Gravitated liquid forces leave a trail of art, pencil-thin from up-high.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Patchy @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The darker the patch, the more water passed by.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Sustainable @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Even ground and crevasses may accumulate water for some time.

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
Floral Granite @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This is what sustains flora and fauna up here in all forms and shapes. 

Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia
High @Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It’s always best to leave on a ‘high’ and I have accomplished that in many different ways. The Granite Belt certainly is as fascinating as it is mysterious. It’s been a bald adventure. 

One thought on “Sunrise over Bald Rock, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia

  1. I went here many moons ago and l must say nothing much has changed so colourful with the suns changing height in the sky, a little more weathered from the rains but still a very tranquil peaceful beautiful rock to explore, the drone or Mavrick l should say sees what you just can’t reach on foot magnificent view in your photos Ben,,magical great story too,,

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