I drove across the East Alligator River with crocs everywhere, the water was halfway up the tyres on my 4 wheel drive, quite an exhilarating journey as the River is quite wide.
WE crossed into Arnham with permission from the Elders, this is Aboriginal Land, the scenery was wonderful and so different from Kakadu.
Photograph taken a few kilometres before the township of Oenpelli/Injalak.
I was shooting with a Leica R8 SLR Camera with an 80mm 1:4 Lens set at f8/100 ISO
Taken with Agfa Ultra 50 high colour saturation film.
Gunbalanya is the Aboriginal name for the Oenpelli settlement (which was originally a mission). The area includes the flood plains of the East Alligator River that are covered by water from December to April and a rocky sandstone plateau rising up to 200 metres above the plains. Local artists work is displayed in the Injalak Art and Craft Centre. Walking tours are also available around Injalak Hill, a site rich in ancient Aboriginal rock art paintings.