Dawn’s bright fingers lit up this slender eucalypt sapling as the sun rose across the Mitchel grass plains on the border between Queensland and the Northern Territory. Minutes later those fingers had turned into the oppressive hand of bright harsh sunlight. This is the arid region that makes up a lot of Australia’s interior. Arid during the day, but beautiful in the brief moments after dawn.
I acknowledge that this photo was taken on the traditional lands of the Kalkadoon people, and pay my respect to Elders both past, present and future, and their tradition of respect and sustainability for these lands.