Jun 2, 200602:58 PMThe Life
Deserts of the world: Gibson
Jun 2, 2006 - 02:58 PMThe Gibson Desert is a largely unspoiled portion of western Australia, bounded on the north by the Great Sandy Desert and on the south by the Great Victoria Desert.
Made up largely of sandhills and dry grass, it was named for Alfred Gibson, who died while attempting to cross it during an expedition with explorer Ernest Giles in 1874. Most of the inhabitants are Indigenous Australians. Wildlife includes the red kangaroo and the emu.
[Image courtesy of Gregory and Stuart Clarke - click thumbnail photo for larger version.]