Photographed by Ken Stepnell.
Australia is the oldest and historically, most isolated land mass on the globe. Over the millions of years of its existence it has acquired a variety of interesting and varied landscapes which have created the remarkable contrasts which we can see today.
The forbidding and stark inland is barren and dry for most of the time while the far northern regions, though dry for part of the year are transformed into a series of rivers which become raging torrents lashed by heavy storms during the wet season.
By contrast, the southern regions are temperate and though hot during the summer months are in the main comfortable areas for living. These great contrasts in the Australian scenery have to be seen to be believed and many Australians spend a lifetime without ever seeing the marvels that nature has wrought in their own country.
In this book, the well-travelled photographer Ken Stepnell reveals the incredible beauty of the continent and shows the natural wonders, the towns, the cities and other man-made wonders that exist throughout this ancient land. Dalys Newman has provided the informative text which accompanies the photographs.