I've just returned from spending 4 days on a photo shoot in and around Salt Creek near the Loop Road in the Coorong National Park. Some of the photos made on the trip were in the National Park itself, whilst many of the others were made outside it.
The colours of the samphire that borders the various clay pans are quite intense at the time of the day. The colours become bleached outside of the 'magic hour' in the morning and evening.
I was shocked by the lack of water in the southern lagoon of the Coorong National Park. There just isn't enough water flowing down the River Murray now to keep the wetlands of the Coorong ecologically healthy.
It's going to be sacrificed because the irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin are going to get the water they want. I saw clay pan after clay pan, where once there had been lots of water. The old fishing shacks that had once been near water were now next to extensive clay pans.