There is not much rain along the Oodnadatta Track,
although when the rain does fall, the route can become impassable. Temperatures
can reach a searing 50 degrees Celsius in summer, yet, this harsh arid desert
attracts many Australians, as a must do and see iconic drive. Even international
visitors are drawn to this landscape, eager to experience the heritage, history
and natural beauty of Australia's outback.
For the photographer both amateur and professional, there is much to capture
along the Oodnadatta Track, from the vast sand and gibber plains, sand dunes,
salt lakes and tableland dotted with flat top mesas. There are rocky outcrops,
the Willouran Ranges near Marree and the Peake and Denison Ranges in the north.
Another unique feature are the mound springs, fed by the Great Artesian Basin.
Then there are the desert flora and fauna, from our wonderful native species
(keep your eyes open for the Goulds Goanna) to the non-native species, such as
camels and date palms.