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Wet Refreshment
Photograph by Randy Olson

On a typical afternoon during the wet, when the temperature hit 104°F (40°C), Derek Councillor and his children piled into—and onto—their four-wheel-drive vehicle, bound for a day of swimming at King River Crossing in Wyndham. Getting to the river required braving roads that had been washed out by flooded creeks. But the draw of a cool swim was enough to outweigh the hassle—and the danger of attack in crocodile-infested waters. As Derek kept a watchful eye, his children took a dip and teased photographer Randy Olson for being too afraid to join them.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon 10D
Film Type: Digital
Lens: 24-70mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Cloudy and rain
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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