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Wildfires in Victoria, Australia

37.8S 144.9E

May 9th, 2013 Category: Fires

Australia – May 9th, 2013

Red markers indicate the locations of wildfires near the coast of Victoria, Australia, southwest of Port Phillip Bay, near Melbourne. One fire exudes a plume of smoke that blows due southeast, over the Bass Strait. The fires appear to be located in mountainous, wooded regions, and thus are likely wildfires burning through woodland rather than agricultural in nature.

Forests Near Southeastern Australian Coast – July 22nd, 2011

31.2S 146.9E

July 22nd, 2011 Category: Image of the day

Australia - July 14th, 2011

The terrain of Australia changes from flat and dry to mountainous and forested as one moves towards the coast, in the states of New South Wales (above) and Victoria (below).

The dark green area is composed of various protected national forests. Visible at the southwestern end of these forests is the dark blue Port Phillip (also commonly referred to as Port Phillip Bay), is a large bay in southern Victoria, Australia, by Melbourne. Geographically, the bay covers 1930 km2 and the shore stretches roughly 264 km.