Thursday, May 26, 2005

Rainstorm, Gascoyne

Rainstorm, Gascoyne

A precious thunderstorm transforms the Gascoyne's cracked landscape baked dry from months of relentless sunshine.

The wildlife inhabiting this environment take full advantage of such rare downpours, including the thousands of frenetic frogs that suddenly emerge from undergound hibernation to reproduce.

Their croaking chorus can be heard across the inundated landscape for many nights following the welcome rain.

This photo by David Bettini will feature in the upcoming Carnarvon Online and will be available for purchase from this website.