Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A salty death

Lake Eyre has basically been salt plains for decades until the recent floods.

Lake Eyre (if you click on the highlighted words Lake Eyre you can read all about the wonders of this Australian master piece of nature, be sure to look at both the photographs.)
The above photograph was taken on the way to William Creek. Their is so much talk at the moment about Lake Eyre being flooded and full of wildlife. I was hoping to catch a glimpse of it as we travelled to Lake Eyre. However the waters have not reached this end of the lake. Still beautiful though I like the stripes of colours from the salt plains.

These photographs were taken at Lake Eyre east off William Creek, I still had hope that I might see some of the magic. Alas I received the other side of life. Hooray their was water, however the bird life was scarce and their was an insane carpet of dead locust's, fish and birds that covered the sand as far as the eye could see. We experienced the tail end of a locust plague while driving through Mildura. However I wasn't prepared to see such a cemetery of animals on the lake. In the article I have highlighted their is a mention that their are tours to Lake Eyre from Warbuton Creek, I'm guessing this is were the magic is.


Sophie Munns said...

Stunning photos candy!
that landscape up first takes ones breath away!

The Words Crafter said...

Stunning. Tragic. Breathtaking. Just wow!