Desert Rains


When Australia's inland sea fills with water, I want to be there! Each year I run specialist aerial photography workshops on the lake. With the recent floods in western Queensland (2019), I couldn't wait to see the transformation.

We were there to photograph back in August 2018. The patterns in the salt left over from water in the past are incredible. However, it's every photographer's dream to see Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre with water in it. I charter planes from William Creek, two hours to the east of Coober Pedy, that take my workshop participants to the best spots above the lake. Wye flew for over 60 hours over the lake, so I'm now getting to know the lake quite intimately.

The diversity of the landscape is incredible. When I first thought about coming here to photograph, I thought that it would be a big expanse of white salt. But there's so much more to Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre than that. It changes all the time as you fly over it and surprises you in many ways.

Areas of the lake can be covered in water. However, depending on what time of the day I fly, I can produce an amazing array of colours. If I fly at sunrise, I see the stunning golden light reflected off the water. During the day, the lake will take on the blue tones from the sky above. At sunset, the orange glow is a sight to behold.

It's such a thrill to see water in the lake. To think that it has travelled hundreds of kilometres to arrive here is amazing. Areas not covered by water have incredible features that can look more alien-like than anything else. On the western shoreline we've discovered capped natural springs that look like emojis that you put in a text message! Other patterns look like crescent-shaped moons, ancient dinosaurs or human-like.

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