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Photographs taken at the Aboriginal outstation of Utopia in the Northern Territory of Australia between 1998 and 2004.

Rare heavy rainfalls are a joyful occasion in the arid centre of Australia. Everyone celebrates knowing that drought-savvy plants and wildlife will soon be in abundance. The photographs below are of a large sun-baked clay pan that fills with water after a downpour.