Nardoo in dry creek bed

BOTANICAL

Nardoo plants normally float on pond surfaces, but as the water dries up in the central Australian heat they slowly settle to the bottom of the pond and then bake in the sun. The result resembles pressed flowers, and I used very flat lighting to enhance that look.

Redbank Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory

Canon EOS 10D, 100mm macro, off-camera flash, 1/200s, f16

by Rob Gray, Australian Capital Territory