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“The damming of the Ord River has caused major changes to the environment. Flows to the Ord River have been severely reduced.
Within Lake Argyle itself a thriving new eco-system has developed. The lake is recognised as an important wetland area under the Ramsar Convention; with Lake Kununurra it forms the Lakes Argyle and Kununurra Ramsar Site.

The lake is now home to 26 species of native fish and a population of freshwater crocodiles currently estimated at some 25,000.
Fish species that are present in Lake Argyle include barramundi, southern saratoga, archer fish, forktail cat fish, mouth almighty, long tom, bony bream and sleepy cod.

While the official website states that only incidentally a saltwater crocodile is found,other experts disagree.” (Wikipedia)

Tags: Australia Western australia Landscape and travel Kununurra LAKE ARGYLE SHIRE OF WYNDHAM EAST KIMBERLEY

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Maiwand 11 3 73 England
11 Mar 2012 6:13PM
Stunning shot Jean-Noel.

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Herge88 11 40 4 England
11 Mar 2012 6:27PM
Love the contrasts in version two.

Best Matt
11 Mar 2012 6:42PM
Beautiful scenery with wonderful colour.

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
11 Mar 2012 8:13PM
V1 is so idyllic, hard to imagine crocodiles in such a place.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Mar 2012 11:31PM
Such a beautiful blue color-- the water!
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
12 Mar 2012 12:08AM
Nice stuff ,worth the trip back into your pf..
12 Mar 2012 6:30AM
Serene landscapes. Thanks for the info.
12 Mar 2012 6:32AM
A pan is requested.

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