Finke River, Glen Helen, Northern Territory, Australia.
Taken with Canon EOS550D. EFS 18-55mm Lens.
The Finke River is one of the largest rivers in central Australia. Its source is in the Northern Territory’s MacDonnell Ranges, and the name Finke River is first applied at the confluence of the Davenport and Ormiston Creeks, just north of Glen Helen. From here the river meanders for approximately 600 km to the western edge of the Simpson Desert in northern South Australia. Usually the river is a string of waterholes, but it can become a raging torrent during rare flood events. In extreme events, water from the Finke River flows into the Macumba River, and thence into Lake Eyre, a total distance from headwater streams of around 750 km.