Australia

Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the world's smallest continent and a number of islands in the Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans. The name Australia is derived from the Latin Australis, meaning of the South. Legends of an "unknown land of the south" date back to the Roman times and were commonplace in mediaeval geography, but they were not based on any actual knowledge of the continent.

The Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef, lies a short distance off the north-east coast and extends for over 2,000 kilometres. By far the largest part of Australia is desert or semi-arid.

Morning mist on Govett's Creek, Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
Morning mist on Govett's Creek, Blue Mountains National Park, Australia

Dawn at Milford Sound, Fjordland, New Zealand
Dawn at Milford Sound, Fjordland, New Zealand

Forest in mist near the vines, Morton National Park, NSW
Forest in mist near the vines, Morton National Park, NSW

Noosa River, Cooloolah National Park, Australia
Noosa River, Cooloolah National Park, Australia

Tarn reflection after sunset, South Island, New Zealand
Tarn reflection after sunset, South Island, New Zealand

Sunset, Lake Matheson, South Island, New Zealand
Sunset, Lake Matheson, South Island, New Zealand

Zoe Bay and Mount Bowen at sunrise, Hinchinbrook Island National Park, Australia
Zoe Bay and Mount Bowen at sunrise, Hinchinbrook Island National Park, Australia
 

 

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