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Simpsons Gap, West MacDonnell National Park

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Located in the West MacDonnell National Park, Simpsons Gap is one of the more well known gaps in the West MacDonnell Ranges, being only 26 km west of Alice Springs.

During periods of rainfall in the region, many of the gorges, waterways and dry riverbeds fill with water. If enough rain falls, creating pools of water, nature takes its course and life appears as if from nowhere.

With the right conditions, thousands of frogs have been seen in Simpsons Gap. Among the many frogs seen, are the Spencer’s Burrowing Frog, who emerge from their hibernation by digging their way up out of the sand. The male frogs (smaller in size then the female), make their calls and mate. The females, which are distinctly larger than the male, then lay their eggs in the ponds.

Recent rains saw more water appear in Simpsons Gap, and the ponds along the water course were soon teeming with aquatic life... frogs appeared, called, mated, laid their eggs, with tadpoles everywhere, turning into frogs to complete the cycle...

Spencer's Burrowing Frog at Simpsons Gap, West MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia.

Spencer's Burrowing Frog at Simpsons Gap, West MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia.

Spencer's Burrowing Frog at Simpsons Gap, West MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia.

Spencer's Burrowing Frog at Simpsons Gap, West MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia.

Spencer's Burrowing Frog at Simpsons Gap, West MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia.

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