Photo Diary #59 - Gibraltar Creek


A black and white landscape photograph of Gibraltar Creek in the Namadgi National Park. Photographed by Megan Kennedy
A black and white landscape photograph of Gibraltar Creek in the Namadgi National Park. Photographed by Megan Kennedy

Taken: 6 August 2021


Woods Reserve, Namadgi National Park, ACT


Notes: Downstream from Gibraltar Falls, Gibraltar Creek twines through Namadgi National Park. Southwest of Canberra, the creek rushes through a valley in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, eventually meeting Paddys River, a perennial stream in the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray-Darling basin.


After the 2020 Orroral Valley fires, much of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve was closed to the public for six months. On the banks of Woods Reserve, remnants of the fire are still scattered amongst dense regrowth. At midday, the winter sun reflects off the leaves of native flora, awakening the landscape.

A black and white photograph of a burned tree affected by the 2020 Valley Bushfires. Photographed by Megan Kennedy
A black and white photograph rock formations and of Australian native plants in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Photographed by Megan Kennedy.
A black and white photograph of Australian native plants in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Photographed by Megan Kennedy.
A black and white photograph of Australian native plants in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Photographed by Megan Kennedy.