Flying over the remote Limmen Bight region of the far western Gulf of Carpentaria was one of the single most incredible experiences of my photographic career. Australia is nothing short of spectacular when seen from above. What may been ordinary from the ground can be extraordinary from above. This image captured at 2,000 feet above the intertidal flood plains between the Roper and Limmen Bight Rivers is the perfect example of that.
The electric colours and intricately textured patterns are where the waters of a standing swamp have seeped out on to the extensive flood plains. The colours are primarily the cause of a mix of high salinity levels, algae and a long, hot dry season. The stratifications are where water has seeped from the standing swamp into the open floodplain creating a riot of texture and pattern.
The Limmen Bight Region, is part of the traditional lands of the Marra, Yanyuwa, Alawa and Wandarrang peoples.