We found the giant 20km long crocodile swimming through central Australian desert

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An image described as a giant crocodile swimming through the desert in central Australia has gone viral this week.

The image was taken out the window of a flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide by Damian Duffy from Wildman Adventures and is one of the best out the window shots you will ever see. Now many people are asking where exactly this beautiful land-form can be found.

After hunting around on Google maps, we finally found the same crocodile like land-form. It is the most South Easterly range which is part of the greater Macdonnell ranges in Central Australia. It’s in the Simpson Desert and is around 70km East of the remote Aboriginal community of Titjikala and forms part of the border between the Hale & Ghan localities. If you’re looking to get your very own shot, you would definitely need to get a flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide. You will also need to be sitting on the left hand side of the plane if heading to Adelaide or the right hand side if heading to Alice Springs. It would be visible around 15 – 25 minutes from Alice Springs.

It is important to note that dreaming stories from the East Macdonnell ranges refer to these features as caterpillar ancestors. While one range pictured alone might not look like a caterpillar, when you look at the entire area you will see that the ranges really do look like a cluster of caterpillars.

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