Following on from the last post, some more images of the River Murray area around Morgan.
Looking down on the river, from the top of the cliffs featured in the previous post. Although the river height wasn’t elevated, there was a fair flow of muddy water in the main channel.
Looking across a broad series of lagoons. The lower Murray basin was once covered by the sea. The limestone outcrops throughout the cliffs are geological reminders of that ancient time. The cliffs are rich in fossilised shells.
The upper section of the Murray within South Australia flows through some pretty arid country. This is mid-spring after what had been a wetter than normal winter for South Australia. This area may only receive 1-2 inches of rain in a poor year.
Wombat diggings. The flat mallee covered plains west of the river are home to southern hairy-nosed wombats. These burrows appear to have been abandoned for the moment – after a couple of good years, the wombats look to have moved further out into the mallee. Poorer conditions will see them return to the river.
Moving now down to the lagoons…
All shot on the Pentax K-x but with a bit of a mix of lens – a Tamron 17-50 F2.8, a new to me Pentax FA20-35 F4 zoom (recent delivery from Korea via Fleabay) and a DA55-300 F4-5.8.
And where was I?
Somewhere in the general vicinity of Morgan, South Australia.
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