Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lake Eyre

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.

Eyre 01

Eyre 02

Eyre 03

Eyre 04

This is where the water has already started drying out.

Eyre 05

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