Updated October 13, 2016 15:21:00 Hundreds of years old and with their gnarled limbs and otherworldly appearance, the grove of dingley dell gum trees in Port Macdonnell's Clarke Park is a spectacular sight. Scattered across a narrow coastal strip from the Glenelg River across South Australia's south-east, the rare subspecies of South Australian blue gum has survived by its sheer hardiness.
Posted January 24, 2017 13:58:03 It took 67 days, 12,000 images and a climb to stomach-churning heights, but photographer Steven Pearce finally got the image he was after of the world's tallest flowering plant, Tasmania's eucalyptus regnans. The Styx Valley, past the township of Maydena, about 100 kilometres north-east from Hobart, is often damp, cold and foggy.
Animals Modern human beings have lived on Earth for about 200,000 years. In that time, we've been almost everywhere-on land, in the sea, and on (and under) the water. You'd think we'd pretty much seen it all. However, that's not the case. Whether we're talking reptiles, dinosaurs, sharks, fish, flies, arthropods, or worms, nature is full of surprises.
Travel You've heard of the Grand Canyon, the Galapagos Islands, and Venezuela's Angel Falls; you've probably even heard of more obscure natural wonders, like the needle-like rock forests at Tsingy de Bemaraha. But no matter how much of the Earth we cover, there's always something breathtaking just around the bend.
Our World The oldest parts of Earth testify to a living world that has been moving and taking shape for eons. Whenever another is discovered, they bring with them new surprises, often confirm theories, or confuse scientists completely.
Space There are nearly 30 man-made spaceships out in the solar system right now gathering information about our planet's neighborhood. Every year, evidence is gathered to bolster some theories while others fall by the wayside. Here are just some of the highlights of what we've discovered about the solar system in 2016.
Click the image to view the web map Representation of terrain is as old as cartography itself and there remain numerous ways of creating interesting effects. Plan oblique can be traced back to the work of Xaver Imfeld in 1887 (featured in MapCarte 182).