Wind blows water washing over desert sands, here dotted with saltbush.
Water from the desert rises to meet a dry alluvial fan, and algal blooms colour the edges of the water.
Peter was up in the helicopter at the crack of dawn to catch the good light over the desert while the wind was calmer; at dusk the winds create too much turbulence for good shots.
The curves of the Barrier Range, about 50km north of Broken Hill, on the eastern edge of Lake Eyre. Shot here from 1000m up.
The sky reflecting off the water on a flooded Lake Woychugga, looks something like a rainbow dreaming painting. The colours are a combination of blue-green algae, red desert sands and saltbush.
The Bluff, Sturts Meadow, The Barrier Range, about 50km north of Broken Hill in eastern NSW.
The red desert sand dunes are contrasted against the currently green spinifex.
A kaleidoscope of colour is formed in a desert delta by new vegetation.
Cattle tracks radiate from a feeding point through the revitalised desert shrubs on a property near Broken Hill.
Mineral deposits that have been dormant for many years are flushed into a temporary river system in northwestern NSW.
Wind blows over the water on a temporary river that looks more like an alien landscape than a river in the N.S.W. desert. The multiple colour come from minerals and vegetation that have been revitalized by recent floods.
A flooded Lake Woytchugga less than 10km west of Wilcannia in western NSW.
Trees and bushes protrude through the water that covers the desert floor.
Wind blows patterns in the water giving the impression of a tidal wave in western NSW.
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