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Red Dirt, As Far as the Eye Can See—Part 1

February Six Word Photo Story Challenge: “Hide & Seek”

Sandi Parsons
Six Word Photo Story Challenge
2 min readFeb 13, 2022


From the sky, Australia is red.

Images from space show lush continents. Even Africa and the Middle East have a mix of color tones. Australia is a dirty reddish-brown.

There’s more chemical weathering here Down Under. The outback climate is mostly dry and hot, so our population is heavily coastal. The combination of dry and hot results in rock formations with large amounts of iron.

The rocks themselves are rusting, causing Australia’s reddish hue.

We are on ancient land.

Hide & Seek Challenge
Uh oh — something unexpected appeared in this photo. Can you spot it?

Clue: There are two things to find — but they are both connected, for one can’t exist without the other.

Hide & Seek Challenge Tip: Open the image in a new tab and bump up the zoom on your browser window. It will make hunting objects in photos easier.

Let me know if you find it! If your detective skills are on the money, I’ll tag you in the answer 🔎🔎

UPDATE February 25



Sandi Parsons
Six Word Photo Story Challenge

Sandi Parsons lives & breathes stories as a reader, writer, and storyteller📚 Kidlit specialist, dipping her toes in the big kid’s pool.