It’s the Widest – But Not The Grandest

Capertee Canyon Lookout, is on the Mudgee Road and is about three hours drive from Sydney.

Capertee Canyon is the World’s largest enclosed canyon , being one Kilometre wider the the U.S.Grand Canyon.The Grand Canyon is deeper – therefore Grander.

Capertee Canyon

Capertee Canyon

The Canyon is surrounded by World Heritage listed wilderness, and was named after the local Aboriginal tribe , the Capiti People – the traditional Owners.

It was mined for shale oil and Kerosene production ,during the Second World War.

Which makes me wonder how deep the mines went.

We might just have pipped the Grand Canyon,if they measured them!

There has been a new lookout built off the Mudgee road, that gives a more expansive view than this.

This image was taken in the middle of the day, using a Polarising Filter and three exposures. Olympus EPL-5, 45-200 lens @148mm, Processed in Lightroom 5,Photmatix Pro and cropped to 16:9 format.

This entry was published on November 18, 2014 at 3:04 pm. It’s filed under Landscapes, Photography, Travel and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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