Australia From Above

Reuters photographer David Grey took some new stunning aerial photos of Australia, showing wide open regions of dry, untouched land. At the beginning of the year, a heat wave gripped large parts of south Australia, sparking wildfires and blackouts.
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Mining operations can be seen at the Rio Tinto alumina refinery and bauxite mine in Gove, also known as Nhulunbuy, located 650 kilometers (404 miles)east of Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory July 16, 2013.  Picture taken July 16, 2013.

Awesome Australia: The View From Above (PHOTOS)

Mining operations can be seen at the Rio Tinto alumina refinery and bauxite mine in Gove, also known as Nhulunbuy, located 650 kilometers miles)east of Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory July Picture taken July

Creeks and small rivers can be seen in the Tanami Desert, located in Australia's Northern Territory July 15, 2013.

Awesome Australia: The View From Above (PHOTOS)

Creeks and small rivers can be seen in the Tanami Desert, located in Australia's Northern Territory July

A beach can be seen along the coastline of Arnhem Land, east of Darwin, in Australia's Northern Territory July 15, 2013. Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five percent of the population. Geologists say the Northern Territory, which is the size of South Africa, has abundant diamond, gold and uranium reserves.

Awesome Australia: The View From Above (PHOTOS)

Awesome Australia: The View From Above Need we even tell you how beautiful Australia is? These aerial photographs by David Grey, of Reuters, don’t just confirm what we already know—they go above and.

A river is seen flowing amongst sand dunes in the Tanami Desert located in Australia's Northern Territory July 15, 2013.

Awesome Australia: The View From Above (PHOTOS)

A river flows among sand dunes in the Tanami Desert, located in Australia's Northern Territory on July (David Gray/Reuters)

Tracks can be seen leading to a well located in the Tanami Desert in Australia's Northern Territory July 15, 2013.

Awesome Australia: The View From Above (PHOTOS)

Tracks lead to a well located in the Tanami Desert in Australia's Northern Territory on July (David Gray/Reuters)

Like an artistic rendering of tree limbs, dry rivers snake through the multi-colored landscape. A general view of dried-up rivers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. (REUTERS/David Gray)

Like an artistic rendering of tree limbs, dry rivers snake through the multi-colored landscape. A general view of dried-up rivers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Roads go off in various directions next to sand dunes covered in trees and other vegetation in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Roads go off in various directions next to sand dunes covered in trees and other vegetation in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

A small dam containing water is be seen in a paddock effected by a recent fire on the outskirts of Melbourne March 12, 2014. Australia endured its hottest year on record in 2013, the Bureau of Meteorology said earlier this year. REUTERS/David Gray

Awesome Australia: The View From Above (PHOTOS)

A small dam containing water is be seen in a paddock effected by a recent fire on the outskirts of Melbourne March Australia endured its hottest year on record in the Bureau of Meteorology said earlier this year.

A truck drives along a road in the Pilbara region of Western Australia December 2, 2013. Western Australia's Pilbara region, which is the size of Spain, has the world's largest known deposits of iron ore and supplies nearly 45 percent of global trade in the mineral. Picture taken December 2.   REUTERS/David Gray     (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS TRANSPORT) - RTX161JA

Awesome Australia: The View From Above (PHOTOS)

A dried-up river looks like a crack through the Pilbara region. The area supplies nearly 45% of global trade in iron ore.

A dried-up river looks like a crack through the Pilbara region. The area supplies nearly of global trade in iron ore.

It has the world’s largest known deposits of iron ore.

7 Stunning Photos Of Australia From Above

The Pilbara region is about the size of Spain. A road sits next to vegetation-covered sand dunes.

The Pilbara region is about the size of Spain. A road sits next to vegetation-covered sand dunes.

A view of dried-up rivers and a road in the Pilbara region.

7 Stunning Photos Of Australia From Above

A small dam is seen on the left in a patch of dry grassland, beside a field where a fire recently occurred. Australia experienced the hottest year on record in 2013 and the extreme has continued into 2015.

A small dam is seen on the left in a patch of dry grassland, beside a field where a fire recently occurred. Australia experienced the hottest year on record in 2013 and the extreme has continued into

Burnt trees line a small creek in a field charred by a fire on the outskirts of Melbourne in a photo taken in March.

Burnt trees line a small creek in a field charred by a fire on the outskirts of Melbourne in a photo taken in March.

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