The Mighty Murray Winds its Way by TonyCrehan

The Mighty Murray Winds its Way by 

Taken in November 2010 with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point and shoot from cabin of Boeing 737 at altitude of 11,000 metres.

292 views as at 30 April 2011.

Aerial view of the Murray River below Wentworth (where the Darling River joins the Murray) on its way to “Ned’s Corner” and on into South Australia. The small tributary at top left is flowing in from the Menindee Lakes.

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The three longest rivers in Australia all run through the Murray-Darling Basin. These are:

the Darling River (2740km approx)
the River Murray (2530km long); and
the Murrumbidgee River (1575km long).

The Murray-Darling Basin covers 1,061,469 square kilometres or approximately one-seventh (14%) of the total area of Australia (7,692,024 square kilometres).

It contains over 40% of all Australian farms, which produce wool, cotton, wheat, sheep, cattle, dairy produce, rice, oil-seed, wine, fruit and vegetables for both domestic and overseas markets. As Australia’s most important agricultural region, the Basin produces one third of Australia’s food supply and supports over a third of Australia’s total gross value of agricultural production.

Three quarters of Australia’s irrigated crops and pastures are grown in the Basin. While agricultural production is vital to our economy, the Murray-Darling Basin is much more than simply a “food basket”. It has an important place in the cultural heritage of all Australians and includes many significant natural heritage features.

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  • michellerena
    michellerenaover 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture and view

  • Thanks Michelle. You are quick today. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Clive
    Cliveover 4 years ago

    A superb aerial shot of my home stomplimg grounds Tony, fantastic colouring and detail, and a great narration

  • Thanks for the compliments Clive. I should have consulted you earlier about the location. I guessed it was the Murray but it took me quite a while on, Google Earth and Google Maps to pinpoint it exactly. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Clive
    Cliveover 4 years ago

    You did well on getting the location, spot on, my mother was born at Ned’s Corner and we lived about 36 kilometres north of Wentworth on the banks of the Darling

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 4 years ago

    stunning digital image

  • Thanks Steve.

    – TonyCrehan

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    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!
    ~ <( ;O)~ Carolyn

  • Thank you Carolyn. So glad you like it. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 4 years ago

    Whoa! Stunning!

  • Thanks Carol. Glad you like it too. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey

    – TonyCrehan

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 4 years ago

    Looks superb Tony,ok send this in a large framed print for me for work mate.cheers.

  • Thanks for fave, generous comments and Christmas wishes Wazza.
    Large print? Are you trying to tunnel out of Shawshank Mate?
    Sorry but I can’t afford a frame..saving for a tripod and DSLR but if you realy want a print send me your email address and I’ll attach image so you can print your own. Cheers. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 4 years ago

  • Thanks Sarnia

    – TonyCrehan

  • kaysharp
    kaysharpover 4 years ago

    Hi Tony,
    This is a very impressive shot,so much detail.I live on the Tumut River which runs into the Murrumbidgee at Gundagai,so I can really relate to this fine picture.We are sending some flood waters that way at the moment!
    Best Wishes,

  • Thanks for your lovely comment Kay. The outback is so wet and green at the moment. I heard on radio today that the shooting of the new Mad Max movie near Broken Hill is delayed because they cannot find enough desolate scenery out there. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

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