The region from above resembles an immense abstract painting.

    Photo Credit: Chrissie Goldrick

    As water funnels into Lake Eyre via narrow channels, new green growth develops along its banks.

    Photo Credit: Chrissie Goldrick

    The colours of the Painted Hills are amplified by the setting sun.

    Photo Credit: Chrissie Goldrick

    Pelicans flock to the newly filled waterways.

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    Different mineral deposits create a canvas of different colours – best seen from the air.

    Photo Credit: Chrissie Goldrick

    A dry cracked salt pan.

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    The colours of the Painted Hills are the result of oxidised iron and sulfur leaching through the weathering sandstone.

    Photo Credit: Chrissie Goldrick

    When photographed from overhead, the crystallised shapes and mineral colours along the lake’s dry edges appear as abstract patterns.

    Photo Credit: Chrissie Goldrick

    Old pathways run deep, carved into the dry earth.

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    The dry salty crust with life-giving water on the horizon.

    Photo Credit: Chrissie Goldrick

Taking to the Eyre

By AG Staff | August 21, 2019

A bird’s eye view of the rare spectacle of Lake Eyre in flood.

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