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A rare sight indeed.

In fact something that may not be repeated for another 20 years or so.

The headwaters of the Cooper Creek heading for Lake Eyre in central Australia.

Apart from it’s historical significance, an almost surreal situation as the waters steadily and silently roll on through the desert sands.

It’s tipped these fresh waters, which have travelled more than a thousand kilometres from Outback Queensland, will reach Lake Eyre any day now.

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  • wanderer says:

    That's a incredibly special and beautiful photo. It is so alive I keep going back to it expecting the waters to have moved to the bottom of the frame.

    I did hear the 'drop' over those thousands of kilometres is just a few hundred metres.

    And those punt photos tell the story too. Wonderful documents.

  • Anonymous says:

    What an amazing sight! It's such a pleasure to log-on and see the very latest from the outback. Thanks Peter for keeping us 'city slickers' so well informed. I enjoy all your beautiful images and interesting comments.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have only read about things like this. To stand there and watch it or photograph it – there are no words.
    Please keep the photos coming! H

  • Anonymous says:

    Just wondering if the Cooper Creek has made it all the way to lake Eyre. Seen the same sight from a light plane only two weeks ago.