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Forested and Mountainous Areas Near Victoria and New South Wales Coasts, Australia

36.8S 148.9E

November 11th, 2010 Category: Clouds, Mountains

Australia - October 10th, 2010

While much of the landscape of the Australian states of Victoria  and southern New South Wales appears green and relatively flat, the brown areas near the coast are mountainous. Many of the brown areas near the eastern coast are national parks and state forest reserves, including Alpine National Park in Victoria.

The terrain beings to turn reddish in the upper left quadrant, as one moves toward the country’s arid interior. In the full image, the island state of Tasmania can also be observed to the south. Several condensation trails (or contrails) from passing aircraft appear as grey streaks over the water between the island and the mainland.

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