Willaroo Lagoon, not far from my camp at Andamooka Waterhole in outback South Australia, is a dry, salt lake, around three kilometres long and a couple of kilometres wide.
On the far side, I guess that would be north west, are slate cliffs, would be eight metres high. In times past, the slate has been open cut mined. Huge slabs of slate lie at the foot of the clifs, some smooth while others are textured in wave patterns. The colours range from various browns to subtle blues and greens as well as greys.
It looks like water only ever covers the north west third of the lake bed and this area has a light salt crust on the mud. No doubt, after heavy rain, there would be some water in Willaroo Lagoon, but being shallow would quickly evaporate.
The iron stone cliffs that make up a large part of the south east bank of Willaroo Lagoon, tower ten metres above the lake bed. I found a suitable spot where the iron stone gives way to gravel and rode the quadbike down into the bed of Willaroo Lagoon to photograph the iron stone cliffs from their base.