Australia, satellite image
Australia. Satellite image of the Earth, set against a background of stars, centred on the island continent of Australia. North is at top. Clouds (white) are seen in the atmosphere. On the surface, seas and oceans (blue) surround the land. Land cover ranges from vegetation such as forests and grassy plains (green) to arid areas such as deserts, mountains, and scrublands (brown). Most of Australia is an arid desert, with rainforests in some coastal areas. To the north are the islands of the Malay Archipelago, to the east the Pacific islands, and to the south-east New Zealand (all covered in clouds). This image, from 2001, combines data from a variety of satellite sensors (AVHRR, SeaWiFS, MODIS) at a range of wavelengths.
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Painted Desert, Arizona, United States of America, North America
© David Lomax
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Close up of a camel with a rope halter round its head and neck
A close up, colour image of a camel in profile, with a rope halter round its head and neck. In the background is a desert landscape, a low grey sky and large boulders on the skyline. This image was shot while filming 'Australian Wildlife Series: Camel' 1975: Although not a biological study of this notable contributor to Australia's history, this film corrects some of the popular misconceptions about the camel and its habitat. In addition to showing camels in their rough and risky Australian environment, the film includes the people who work with camels in the Australian outback.
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