Tree bark texture in the Australian outback

The end of the dry season in the outback at Chillagoe District in Queensland, saw the grasses dry as hay and the trees like tinder. Tapering cones of termite mounds stood like stalagmites in the parched vegetation while charred trunks brought to mind the likely fate of many a gum and iron-strap tree with their cracked and peeling bark roasting in the sun.


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