Country - Another Perspective

The vast expanses of the desert, ancient waterways, salt flats and ridges of sand hills feature in this series of aerial photographs of Martu country. An accompanying animated map details the layered complexity of the Western Desert, showing family travel routes and the movement of the Martu rangers as they care for country. Martu traditional knowledge is visible in the astonishing proliferation of named water sites, while satellite imagery and Digital Elevation Mapping reveal the underground flow lines that feed these water sources.

Satellite image of Kumpupirntily (Lake Disappointment)
Satellite image of Kumpupirntily (Lake Disappointment)

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