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Yellow Water is a billabong (or ox bow lake) in Kakadu National Park located near the small settlement of Cooinda. It is home to crocodiles, wild horses, buffalo and other wildlife.

During the wet season, large areas are flooded and the billabong is joined with other waterways. Millions of migratory birds are attracted each year, including jacana, egrets, jabiru, sea eagles, magpie geese and many other native species. Paperbark forests, pandanus and fresh water mangroves line the shore, and the water is dotted with beautiful pink and white waterlilies. Large fish can be seen in it's shallows.

In the dry season, the Park is subject to controlled burning and this can cause the sunsets to be quite spectacular. Yellow Water is a favourite place to view them.

This photo was taken as the sun was setting.

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  • Copyright: Nichola Wallace (niknik) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 1 N: 35] (112)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2007-07-14
  • Categories: Natura
  • Esposizione: f/5.2, 1/100 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2007-08-03 17:23
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