Dancing in the Dust by Keiran Lusk

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One of the most special memories I carry from my time so far in Central Australia was my time working for Desert Tracks (an Anangu owned tour company). We conducted camping trips into the AP Lands of South Australia for school groups. Along the way, we would stay at various campsites and meet with Anangu staff and their families. I was honoured to be part of such an incredible cultural learning experience.

In this capture, the students were learning and participating in the Ngintaka Tjukurpa (the law and songline of the Perentie Lizard man). It was an amazing afternoon in the desert.

I am fortunate enough to have captured hundreds of amazing images from my adventures in the AP Lands. But as these images were captured in the capacity of trusted friend, I do not wish to offer these particular images for sale.

Anangu Pitjantjatjara lands of South Australia, June 2006.


people, dancing, dust, inma, desert tracks


  • GlennAlderson
    GlennAldersonalmost 6 years ago

    A truly magical image.

  • Thank-you so much Glenn :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful image xx

  • A pleasure Anita. Thank-you for your lovely feedback :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Arletta
    Arlettaalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely image and the quality of it actually looks like a fond memory. Neat!

  • Thank-you so much Arletta for your lovely comments. Yes, it does actually look like a fond memory too.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Amanda Gazidis
    Amanda Gazidisalmost 6 years ago

    Really amazing image,very dream -like quality, like going into a trance dance.Great work,inspiring subject matter..I would love to see more of the images,the aboriginals are truley beautiful people…Thanks Keiran, soulful image.

  • Thanks Amanda for your kind words, support and encouragement as always.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 6 years ago

    Very nice capture! Lizard man did you say?

  • Yeah. It is part of a very long ‘songline’ which stretches for hundreds and hundreds of kilometres. Thanks for the comments :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathalmost 6 years ago

    lovely picture, but an even better sentiment and feeling for you!!! x

  • Thanks Linda. It was another special day on tour. Feelings were pretty easy to capture I guess.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Sarai
    Saraialmost 6 years ago

    Trusted finds are hard to come by…I think that that is what makes this image even more spectacular…Great detail. They are having soooo…much fun….


  • Thanks Sarai for your lovely comments.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • TheAngelique
    TheAngeliquealmost 6 years ago

    I cannot explain to how this image moved me, Master Lusk.

  • Thank-you TheAngelique. I too find this a very special and moving image.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Michelle BarlondSmith
    Michelle Barlo...almost 6 years ago


  • Thanks Michelle for the wonderful compliment.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Faith Barker Photography
    Faith Barker P...almost 6 years ago

    awesome shot keiran, on so many levels, thank you for sharing :)

  • Thank-you Aroha, for your glowing comments. I appreciate your wonderful encouragement and ongoing support :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

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