Channel Country: Lake Yamma Yamma inflow

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EVA_L on March 4, 2010

What a wonderful, mysterious and at the same time, beautiful view! Best wishes. Eva

Ian Stehbens on March 4, 2010

Dear Eva,

I have recently taken you through green valleys near Brisbane and now to the spectacular colours of the inland deserts. As the lower Nile depends on the floods from Ethiopia and Uganda to give life to Egypt, so the Channel Country depends on the floods that come from NW and Central West Queensland.

The wet clays and the low trees and shrubs have created the dark areas along the river courses and across this great delta of braided channels that lead to Lake Yamma Yamma that is beyond the top of the photo.

The grasslands (after floods a couple of months earlier) are the light coloured areas, and the ancient red dunes and hard rocky surfaces are the red areas.

Several of the large river channels and billabongs can be seen full of water. In flood time, all the dark areas are under water, and sometimes the floods spread across the grasslands as well.

I hope that satisfies the scientist's mind, without taking too much away from the mystery.

Thank you for your special response to the image.


Silvyp on March 4, 2010

Don't understand why it is not selected for G.E.

Ian Stehbens on March 5, 2010

Hello Silvy.

My thought are that some reviewers don't accept aerials, perhaps because they are too much like GE in the first place, and sometimes they don't recognize the image as what it is, thinking that it is just a photo of the scum on a toxic puddle or something like that. But I will request another review, one photo at a time and see. If that doesn't work, then I might reload a couple of them, again. We will see.

Thanks for your encouragement.


juan jose romero on March 5, 2010

(So good and special to be back here!) Beautiful image, Ian! In pathology, this would be a most amazing neurological microscopical capture, but in our dayli lige it is pure beauty!!! Thank you sooooo very much for sharing :))

Ian Stehbens on March 6, 2010

And it is sooo good to have you back with us, Juan José. Thanks for the special comment. (I wonder if the GE reviewer was once a pathology student?)

Margaret sends her regards. How's Panu?


juan jose romero on March 7, 2010

I wouldn't mind about GE, Ian. You produce beauty and many many people enjoy it right here, in Panoramio. GE reviewers don't like photos that are not blind-descriptive: they MUST see recognizable images. In fact,many of my photos are not acepted, but still I enjoy sharing them with you all very much! Please, tell Margaret that Panú (getting older, ay ay ay)and I send her our warmest regards!

Ian Stehbens on March 7, 2010

JJ, GE reviewers must go home to a spartan den just to recover after a day almost mindlessly going through thousands of images hitting YES and NO buttons! I feel for them. I noticed the same happened with views over the Hudson Bay ice sheet: they may have thought they were simply terrazzo pavements! They were accepted later.

All that aside, it is great to be chatting with you again, and to know Panú is still your companion.

Warmest regards, Ian

Pietro Rapisarda on March 7, 2010

Always interesting your shots Ian, greetings from Italy


Ian Stehbens on March 7, 2010

Thank you, Pietro. I trust all is well for you. Warm greetings from Brisbane.


Ian Stehbens on March 25, 2010

Dear Friends,

The recent floods in SW Queensland have filled Lake Yamma Yamma, and the floodwaters In Coopers Creek and the Diamantina have begun to flow into Lake Eyre, for the second time in 2 years. Here is a short news video that may interest you.


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