Our next flight was over Lake Eyre itself. As you can see from the map, it is very big and covers an enormous area. The lake is usually dry but due to extreme rain in northern Australia over the past three years, has actually had water in it for nearly three years. The water is starting to evaporate now, and the lake is only 60% full. When it's dry, it is just a huge expanse of dry salt flats.
These photos are all taken from the plane, apologies for unscheduled propeller appearances.
This is where the water has already started drying out.