Talbot Bay and Dugong Bay
207 imagesTalbot Bay, in the Buccaneer Archipelago, is home to the iconic Horizontal Waterfalls, a naturally occurring pinch-neck rapid which attracts thousands of tourists every year. Through the second, and smaller of the two gaps, is the inland sea, a body of water which is fed by an inundation of sea water, and freshwater from Poulton Creek. At low tide one can view corals in Talbot Bay, and humpback whales are occasional visitors. Talbot Bay is also well known for Turtle Reef, a huge fringing reef which is rich in marine life, and Cyclone Creek with its dramatic geological formations.
60 imagesTurtle Reef in Talbot Bay is one of the largest and most important reefs on the Kimberley coast. The area is rich in marine life inlcuding the turtles for which it was named. Recent studies have highlighted thecorals on Turtle Reef which cope with unusual turbidity.