There were several billabongs on this section of Cooper Creek and all were linked by a navigable stretch of water (which will have dried up in another couple of months). We were staying at Davidson’s Arnhem Land Safaris at Mt. Borradaile and what would happen is that we jumped (or rather climbed wheezily) into the back of the safari landcruisers and were driven over an incredibly rough track to the spot where the boats were moored. This particular afternoon our boat was the first one to get away and right from the start we were entranced by the scenes we encountered. For perhaps 20 minutes we passed through several billabongs before reaching open water where we were greeted by the sight of hundreds, thousands even, of water birds, many of which had migrated here from far off lands. Pictures to follow in the fullness of time!
Sony A55V, 16-80 Zeiss lens with nd8 filter, aperture priority (f8)