The traditional home of the Nari Nari people, Gayini (Nimmie Caira) is an environmentally and culturally significant property on the Murrumbidgee floodplains, located between Hay and Balranald in NSW.
An important breeding ground for wildlife often referred to as the ‘Kakadu of the south’, since May 2018 Gayini has been the focus of an ambitious and collaborative wetlands restoration program. More than 2,000 cultural sites, including burial sites, middens and camp sites, have also been recorded on the property to date.
I was lucky enough to fly over this surreal landscape in a Cessna 172 with Peter from Murray Darling Scenic Flights
There's been a massive amount of water dumped with record rains since October last year causing extensive flooding. According to Peter who's is also a farmer, most farmers know not to crop near trees as this is where the water ends up. It's quite clear flying at approximately 3000 feet that this is the case.
This is a rare event and again I was very lucky to get an opportunity to fly over tis region. All images are available to purchase as large wall prints or as canvases and acrylic wall mounts.