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Just when you thought the reporting of gorges was done and dusted, here’s some images of Porcupine Gorge north of Hughenden (with a dragon fly thrown in for good measure).  Down at the bottom of the gorge walk is The Pyramid. Only a few water holes have held on in this very dry season.

Porcupine Gorge near Hughenden
The Pyramid - Porcupine GorgeThe Pyramid panoramadragon fly 2

 

We are still in dinosaur country.  According to the Dinosaur Centre in Hughenden, the most distinguishing feature of the Muttaburrasaurus was its enlarged nasal passages.  It is surmised that the big resonating chamber created a honking sound that could be heard by every other dinosaur in the surrounding district.

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MuttaburrasaurusMuttaburrasaurus did have other interesting characteristics none the least of which was he munched on nothing but plant matter to stave off hunger. I imagine he could smell a cycad miles away with that snout.

Muttaburrasaurus - Dinosaur Centre Hughenden