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The region from above resembles an immense abstract painting.
As water funnels into Lake Eyre via narrow channels, new green growth develops along its banks.
The colours of the Painted Hills are amplified by the setting sun.
Pelicans flock to the newly filled waterways.
Different mineral deposits create a canvas of different colours – best seen from the air.
A dry cracked salt pan.
The colours of the Painted Hills are the result of oxidised iron and sulfur leaching through the weathering sandstone.
When photographed from overhead, the crystallised shapes and mineral colours along the lake’s dry edges appear as abstract patterns.
Old pathways run deep, carved into the dry earth.
The dry salty crust with life-giving water on the horizon.
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