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A close call

A close call
The view to the south east of the AAO telescope (see previous images) shows signs of the huge fires that ravaged the area in 2013. Over 56,000 hectares were burnt, up to and including the tree stump to the right of this image. The telescope dome was less than ten metres behind me when I took this .... it was very fortunate (and a lot of effort from fire services) that it was not destroyed. View large.


Xata, Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson, Jacky Dartier, Tanja - Loughcrew and 12 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 Gerard Perin
Gerard Perin club
super paysage
3 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Superb shot!

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 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
A wild and remote looking landscape George, lovely capture though.
3 years ago.
Hopefully the forests will be back in full glory.
3 years ago.
RHH club
Great information, George, and a beautiful view. The telescope of the University of Washington is on a dry ridge in eastern Washington and has a similar view.
3 years ago.
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3 years ago.
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3 years ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
Excellent shot - really brings home the devastation caused by the fires too, good stuff
3 years ago.
Gudrun club
Most impressive but also quite frightening to think it could happen again any time.
3 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Brave souls to save the Dome.

Amazing view
3 years ago.
slgwv club
Glad they saved the observatory!
3 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wonderful view George !!
3 years ago.
tiabunna club
Many thanks everyone, for your kind comments and faves on this image.
3 years ago.

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