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Australia has spectacular rainforests, deserts, mountains, plains, flora, & fauna. The culture too is diverse with an ancient aboriginal culture existing alongside a modern urban European society contrasted with the isolation of the vast Australian outback. View our collection of photos and see both the old and new in the Land Down Under. Read more


Australian Cities

Australian Cities photos

Australian Towns & Settlements

Australian Towns photos

Australian Coastline & Beaches

Australian Coastlines and Beaches photos

Australian Landscapes

australia Landscapes photos

Australian Outback

Australian Outback photos

Rural Australia

Rural Australia photos

Australian Waterfalls

Australian Waterfalls photos

Australian Forests & Plants

Australian Forest and Plants photos

Australian Animals

Australian Animals and Insects photos

Australian Birds

Australian Birds photos

Australian Insects

Australian Insects photos

Australian Culture and People

Australian Cultiure and People photos

Australia is an island continent surrounded by thousands of smaller islands ranging in size from Tasmania (about the size of Ireland) to tiny coral cays. In the Great Barrier Reef alone there are over 900 tropical islands. The main continent is similar in size to the USA mainland or Europe so there is plenty to see. Situated below Asia, Australia is like nowhere else on Earth and the animal life is so exotic, it seems almost alien.

As the only country to occupy a single continent, the climate varies. The top third lies above the Tropic of Capricorn where tropical rainforest gives way to drier savannah plains. In the centre of the landmass lies the second largest area of desert in the world after the Sahara. Below the desert areas the climate becomes more temperate and green and the south-east coast is where most of the countries population resides. Heading up the east coast it gets warmer, but the land remains green due to the Great Dividing Range mountain range that ensure the coast traps enough clouds to provide enough rainfall to sustain cities. Below the continent is the temperate island wilderness of Tasmania where the landscape resembles nearby New Zealand more so than the rest of Australia.



  

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Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)


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