Photo © Mariana Rivera

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by Mieke Boynton

The Kimberley region of far North-West Australia experiences some of the largest tidal movements in the world, and has a tropical climate. During the Wet Season, much of the vast tidal mudflats along the coast remain underwater; however, as the rains cease, the water drains out to sea and the mud dries, creating these superb leaf-like patterns on the ground. This photo was taken from a helicopter at around 1000ft.

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