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This Man's Pictures Of Rural Australia Will Make You Go Wow

"Mother nature never seems to let you down in the beauty department."

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Flying over Australia’s vast desert is usually a once in a lifetime experience, but for Josh Smith it’s a regular occurrence that continues to be awe-inspiring.

Smith is a commercial photographer from rural NSW, who in his spare time takes to the skies with his camera to photograph the uninhabited and mostly untouched terrain of central Australia.

"You never know what you're going to get. Some of the colours and textures we saw were like nothing I had ever seen or experienced. I still don't know exactly what some of the landforms actually are. Mother nature never seems to let you down in the beauty department," he told BuzzFeed.

Smith presented his first solo exhibition in Sydney last month at the Black Eye Gallery . It was titled "Ngura", which means "camp" in the Pitjantjatjara language.


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A view of the desert near the town of Hale, south-east of Alice Springs, and taken at an altitude of 398m.




"[We] flew inland with theidea of capturing Australia’s unique landscape that defines our national identity and separates us from the rest of the world."


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A view over Luritja Road, south of Katilka Range in the Northern Territory, at an altitude of 899 m.





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A view of Painted Hills between Coober Pedy and Lake Eyre in South Australia at an altitude of 686m.







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A view over the south-west side of Lake Eyre in South Australia at an altitude of 209m.









A view over Diamantina River in north-east South Australia near the border of Queensland, at an altitude of 412m.








A view over the banks of one of the lakes surrounding Lake Eyre in South Australia, taken at an altitude of 686m.







A view of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory, taken at an altitude of 1,207m and showing the west side of the rock.




"We thought that capturing it from the air would provide a different perspective. There is always something different to see each time you go up."

You can follow his photography here.

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