Numbung National Park, WA
'There's nothing like Australia where we may be lucky enough to watch emus strolling gracefully in line in the middle of the desert!'
It was an unexpected wildlife encounter for Jing Qi who was exploring the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park, on a family holiday from Malaysia. Jing Qi, her mother, sister, aunt, uncle and cousin had driven away from the main trail for a closer look at the ancient rock pillars. Entranced by the scenery, the family had actually lost sight of the path when this herd of emus sauntered past the car.
“We were so excited, we screamed! Uncle Tan stopped the car immediately and Aunt Janet ran out of the car to take a closer photo. The emus rushed away, but we were still so pleased with this trip,” Jing Qi said.
Sitting three hours north of Perth, off the scenic Indian Ocean Drive, the Pinnacles are thousands of rock spires scattered across the yellow sand dunes of Nambung National Park. They are actually made up of shells, and date back to a time when the sand here was beneath the sea.