|STS043-151-286 Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia August 1991
The southern margin of the Great Sandy Desert where it merges with the Gibson Desert (top of image) is captured in this synoptic southerly view. The horse shoe-shaped, lighter feature (left center) is actually a series of dry lake beds that include the western tip of the Percival Lakes, Lake Auld, Lake George, Lake Winifred, Lake Blanche and Lake Dora (the largest whitish-looking dry lake near the center of the image). Even Lake Wau Karlycarly, another dry lake, is barely visible northwest of Lake Dora. Sand ridges (thin, dark paralleling lines) and fire scars (creates unusual patterns, usually lighter in color over the landscape) are visible in this flat to hilly grassland desert in north central Western Australia. Part of the Oakover River system can be identified by the braided stream pattern in the darker upper right corner of the picture.