GREAT VICTORIA DESERT : AUSTRALIA
The Great Victoria is the largest desert in Australia and consists of many small sandhills, grassland plains, and ephemeral salt lakes (pictured).
Lake MacKay is the largest of hundreds of these salt lakes scattered throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory. This particular unnamed lake, located southwest of Warburton, lies near the intersection of two major 'highways' in the Australian Outback, The Great Central Road and the Connie Sue Highway.
The inset photograph was taken using an 1150mm Nikkor lens from the Cupola of International Space Station. It is one in a series taken while passing over the continent from South-West to North-East in less than five minutes.
This will be the first post in a series using a selection of these images.
- Geo-Historical Text : Wikipedia
- Calculations : WolframAlpha Pro
- Satellite Imagery: ESRI ArcGIS
- Overlay Source Image: NASA Johnson