Talk of the Australian Outback or the Central Australian Desert, the first thing that comes to mind is just how dry and dusty the place can be. Whilst this is true to an extent it is also important to know that lying underneath is the Great Artesian Basin which spans over 1.7 million square kilometres. This basin is said to underline 22% of Australia.
The basin is said to be around 3,000 metres deep in some places and estimated to contain 64,900 cubic kilometres of ground water.
In some places naturally this water works it self up to the ground level. These are known as Mound springs. As the water works it way up to the top the air rushing out creates the water to bubble thus the name. The water that comes up is estimated to be two million years old.
As the water flows out of the spring and spreads across the area a patch of lush greenery is abundant. Truly an oasis in the middle of a desert.
Photographic print signed by Duncan Udawatta, printed on fine art fibre pearl paper.
Print will be supplied with an extra 5mm white margin for handling and framing purposes.