Pictures of Australia

Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Northern Territory, Australia

Here are some pictures of Australia, taken from space. You can make any of these images into your computer wallpaper. Just click on an image to make it larger, then right-click and choose “Set as Desktop Background”.

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This is a photograph of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, an isolated region in Australia’s Northern Territory. It’s famous for these isolated mountains known as inselbergs.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Here’s an image of the Great Barrier Reef from space. This reef extends for 2,000 km along the coast line of Australia.

Spider Crater, Western Australia
Spider Crater, Western Australia

This is an image of Spider Crater, in Western Australia. Geologists believe it was formed between 900 and 600 million years ago, when a large asteroid struck the Earth.

Perth, Australia
Perth, Australia

Here’s a photo of Perth, one of the largest cities in Australia. It’s the capital of Western Australia, and home to about 1.5 million people.

Sandy Cape, Fraser Island, Australia
Sandy Cape, Fraser Island, Australia

Here’s an image of Sandy Cape, on Fraser Island; the largest sand island in the world.

We’ve written many articles about Australia for Universe Today. Here’s an article about a huge river of dust above Australia, and here’s an article about Australian bushfires seen from space.

If you’d like more pictures of Australia, check out Visible Earth Homepage. And here’s a link to NASA’s Earth Observatory.

We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about planet Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.