Kalgoorlie Super Pit

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In the vast expanse of orange dirt and desert bush is the mining town of Kalgoorlie, and on it’s border is the Super Pit. The enormous hole in the ground is a symbol of what has driven the Australian economy for generations.

I’ve been visiting the Super Pit for nearly a decade. The public viewing platform moves around the site as they expand the cut. On this instance it was a fresh change for me. A new perspective on the incredible sight. When I saw this water truck hurtling down, I quickly pulled my camera off the tripod and took a shot. This has become my favourite shot of the pit. While the digging expands the width of the whole in the distance, the water truck maintains the roads in the foreground. It is a good reminder of the complexity in every endeavour we take. Gold mining is so much more than dump trucks and excavators.

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