By Danny Baggott @Dan_Baggie
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In 2015, 32-year-old Fabien Astre explored the 383 mile-long pathway between Marree and Marla in South Australia.
Rich with natural beauty and culture, Fabien captured stunning images of the semi-desert landscape on his way through the unsealed outback road.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
“I have been travelling for a decade and I never really took the time to tell of my adventures until now.”