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UrtheCast took a closer look at the intricately textured, often golden, terrain of Western Australia recently - from the heart of its deserts, to the shores of its beautiful coastline.

Western Australia forms approximately one third of the entire landmass of Australia, and its capital, Perth, is the fourth-largest city in the country. The state is flanked by the Timor Sea to the north, the Indian Ocean to the west and north, and the Southern Ocean to the south.

The Theia instrument aboard the International Space Station acquired this view over the Australian Shield, where stretches of the Western Plateau meet mountains, rivers and salt lakes.

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Credit: © 2017 UrtheCast Gallery

Australian Shield


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