Some rock paintings are high up on inaccessible walls. Some people say that the paintings were drawn by Mimi (spirits), or with the help of spirits. Alternatively, maybe old ledges have collapsed after the paintings were drawn.
Just to the left of this scene, high above the ground, is a painting of a thylacine (Tasmanian tiger). The thylacine is an extinct carnivorous marsupial, the last one dying during the twentieth century. The thylacine is thought to have disappeared from the Kakadu three thousand years ago.
Incidentally, our bus driver and tour commentator can be seen on the bottom left of this photograph. As a woman, she claims the special power of being able to talk and drive at the same time!