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30/05/2008

"No Swimming, Crocodiles" - Kakadu, Australie


This photo was taken in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kakadu, placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, is ecologically and biologically diverse. The main natural features protected within the Park include four major river systems, six major landforms (estuaries and tidal flats, floodplains, lowlands, the stone country, the outliers and the southern hills and basins), a remarkable variety and concentration of wildlife (over 280 bird species, over 60 mammal species, over 50 freshwater species, over 10 000 insects species, over 1600 plant species).

28/05/2008

Uluru, Ayers Rock, Australia


Everyone will have recognised Ayers Rock (Uluru), this large sandstone rock formation (inselberg, literally "island mountain"), listed as UNESCO World Heritage site and undoutedly Australia's most recognisable natural icon.

27/05/2008

Sydney Opera House


This is a photo of the Sydney Opear House, New South Wales, Australia. Designed by the Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the project was built in three stages : 1959–1963 consisted of building the upper podium; 1963–1967 saw the construction of the outer shells; 1967-1973 consisted of the interior design and construction. It was formally opened in 1973 by Elisabeth II, and in 2007 was made a UNESCO World Heritage.