The artist depicts a story associated with Djambarrpuyngu mortuary rites and the journey of the soul of the dead to its spiritual resting place. Men are looking for fish in a river off the south end of Elcho Island. The wet season rains come in and the current sweeps men and fish out to the sea. Thus the soul of the dead returns to its destination, borne on the swollen floodwaters of wet season rivers. As it is carried along in the water, it has to avoid being speared as a fish, eaten by a bird or caught in a trap.