The Murray River is the longest river in Australia and the third longest navigable river in the world, after the Amazon and Nile.
The Murray flows for 2,520 kilometres from its source in Kosciusko National Park down through NSW and along the NSW/Victorian border, to South Australia and on to Goolwa, where it enters the Southern Ocean. Many rivers flow into the Murray, including the Darling, the Campaspe, and the Goulburn. The junction of the Darling and the Murray, at Wentworth, is featured in my new gallery, ‘Murray River Reflections‘.
No matter where you are along its length, what time of day, or what time of year you visit it, there will be photo opportunities. Sometimes it will be the river itself, sometimes the reflections of great red gums and other trees along its banks, sometimes the bird life, sometimes the bridges that cross it. The colours can vary a great deal depending on the time of year or even the time of day, and depending on the type of day, sunny or overcast. Even the amount of wind, or lack of it, on the water can mean the difference between a beautiful reflection and a very ordinary photo.
The photos in my gallery ‘Murray River Reflections’ were taken in August, mid winter in Australia. We had a week in Mildura, and a week at Yarrawonga. At Yarrawonga the river is now a man-made lake called Lake Mulwala. Once there was a great red gum forest just upstream from Yarrawonga, and the now dead gums stand silently in the lake as a witness to their former greatness. In one sense it is a rather sad sight, but it is also very photogenic, especially when the sun is shining, as it was the day we floated through it.
I hope you enjoy the photos and are stimulated to visit this mighty river area.
Until next time, Peter
Here is another link to the gallery, ‘Murray River Reflections‘.