|Clouds reflect off the mirrored surface of Lake Eyre SA, by Peter Elfes|
It was announced this week that Australia has had its wettest two years on record.
Again large areas of Queensland and New South Wales are currently under water with many towns and communities cut off. In the 13 months the rain at its worse has caused many loss of life, devastation to property and disruptions to thousands of peoples lives.
|Brisbane floods 2011|
(source University of Queensland, Brisbane)
The rain at its best, is showing a beautiful side with dramatic changes to the landscape.
With the rarity of the lake having so much water comes a wonderful array of colours, erupting with life and breathtaking landscapes on a very large scale. To give you an idea of size, at its fullest the lake is 9,500km2 which is roughly 6 times the size of Greater London.
This unusual event has inspired new art.
|source Tim Olsen Gallery|
Currently exhibiting in Sydney is Peter Elfes collection of photographs taken at low levels from a helicopter. Life and colour is captured in a place normally barren of such features
|A selection of postcards showing Peter Elfes 'The Green Desert'|