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One of the most noticeable effects of rainwater falling on the desert is the range of beautiful colours it generates.

It’s hard to appreciate it from the ground but from 8,500 feet (2,600 metres) over the Great Victoria Desert i’s a different matter.

Diffused light from a partly cloudy day is bringing out the best in the colours and textures.

As mentioned earlier, the rain fell in late February and early March but it has been rapidly evaporating so scenes like this are very fleeting.