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Thunder Storm (2X5BW4450)

 

A pair of lone mangroves on the mudflats at low tide as a thunder storm rolls by, Daly River, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

I was fortunate to be invited on a Helifishing charter in the Northern Territory of Australia. This basically involved flying in a Robinson R44 helicopter to remote tidal rivers along the remote Northern Territory coastline near Darwin. The Helicopter would land on the beach and we would then cast lures into the rivers and along the beaches hoping to catch a Barramundi.

I also took my camera gear, however was a bit limited due to weight restrictions in the small helicopter. At this particular location, near a lonely creek not that far from the Daly River, we landed on the mudflat at low tide.

During a break in the fishing, I grabbed my camera in the hope of capturing something else. Walking along the mudflats in front of the creek I noticed these two lone mangroves, which I thought had a story to tell. In the distance a thunderstorm was passing through, creating an interesting backdrop.

Given the lack of colour in the scene and being the middle of the day, I felt black and white was the best way to display this scene. Not that I really need much convincing to take the black and white option…

Titled “Thunder Storm” to reflect the storm in the background.

The Daly river is south west of the Northern Territory capital, Darwin in Northern Australia. A large river with an extensive flood plain flowing via countless creek systems into the warm Timor Sea. The river was originally discovered in 1865 by the explorer Boyle Travers Finniss, however it had been known to the local Aboriginals for thousands of years prior to this. A popular fishing spot, said to the one of the best places in Australia to catch the iconic Barramundi.

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