Uluru (or Ayers Rock, depending on how old you are) is not how it seems. Most images of the rock are taken from ground level, either at the sunrise or sunset viewing areas which makes it look roughly the shape of a (very large) loaf of bread. But when you see it from the air you’ll notice it’s longer from front to back than it is from end to end. If I had been able to fly directly over the top and shoot straight down (the traditional owners don’t allow it) you wouldn’t recognise it. The other thing that really hits you when you’re up there is how completely bizarre it is to have this massive rock (nearly) all by itself in the middle of a vast expanse of flat featureless terrain. I say nearly because the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and Mt Conner are in the same vicinity but that’s about it.