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A scientist studies rock art in the Drysdale River region in the Northern Kimberley

The Kimberley has some of the most diverse rock art in the world. It includes paintings of animals, people and spiritual figures. Some images are very old and include animals that have been extinct for thousands of years. These Wandjina images are from the Drysdale River region in the Kimberley. Wandjinas are ancestral beings who control the elements and maintain fertility in people, animals and plants. They are usually shown with large, round eyes and mouthless faces.


Photo: Peter Veth

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