By Danny Baggott @Dan_Baggie

WHILST traversing the vast wilderness of the Australian outback, a photographer has captured the beautiful scenery surrounding the Oodnadatta Track

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Photographer Fabien Astre ventured to the Australian outback

In 2015, 32-year-old Fabien Astre explored the 383 mile-long pathway between Marree and Marla in South Australia.

In 2015, Fabien captured the surrounding beauty of the semi-desert landscapes

Rich with natural beauty and culture, Fabien captured stunning images of the semi-desert landscape on his way through the unsealed outback road.

The 32-year-old walked the pathway between Marree and Marla in south Australia

Fabien, who currently resides in Canada, said: “I wanted to visit the gorgeous Australian outback because most of the population live on the coast – I wanted to see the other side of the country.

“I also wanted to follow the Ghan Railway that runs alongside the track.

The Old Ghan Railway runs alongside the beaten track

“It was a nice feeling to be in the middle of nowhere in the outback wilderness – especially at night when you do not have any light pollution and you can see the twinkling stars on the horizon.”

The Old Ghan Railway line ceased operation in 1980, and now the remains and ruins of the beaten track provide an insight into the past.

Fabien noticed how the small town, Marree, had changed over the years

And on his venture, Fabien also discovered the changing nature of the small town, Marree.

He said: “In the old days, (1850-1900), Marree was the main centre for Afghan camel drivers who used the town as a starting point for journeys that took them to places as far as Alice Springs.

The Oodnadatta Track runs for 383 miles

“Marree offered much needed support for the completion of these long-distance supply deliveries – but now, it is a quiet town and the majority of those who visit Marree are travelling along the Oodnadatta.

Fabien has been travelling for a decade and wants to start photographing more of his adventures

“I have been travelling for a decade and I never really took the time to tell of my adventures until now.”