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Landscape

Changing environment

Lake Mungo is a dry lake in the far west of New South Wales, about 760 kilometres west of Sydney. About 50,000 years ago, Lake Mungo held a huge volume of water. The water disappeared with the end of the ice age and the lake has been dry for more than 10,000 years.

Today, the eroding sand dunes expose evidence of a region once home to ancient people and giant prehistoric animals.

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  • Sandy landscape with gnarled tree stump.
    Ancient landscape
  • Desert scene with white-grey sandy soil extending to the horizon and sparse, low vegetation in the foreground.
    Willandra Lakes
  • Eroding sand dunes in the foreground, with low, flat desert extending to the horizon.
    Walls of China
  • Landscape image showing red plains with sparse vegetation.
    Erosion

 

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