Aerial shot from a bauxite mine. See the whole series on my website -> link in bio
Bauxite is a mineral found mostly in a belt around the equator. Bauxite, containing about 20 percent aluminium, is the only ore that is used for commercial extraction of aluminium today.
The bauxite mostly occurs in horizontal layers, normally beneath a few meters of overburden. The layers are usually mixed with various clay minerals, iron oxides and titanium dioxide. It is the iron that gives bauxite a deep red color.
UNESCO World Heritage sights of Australia – Tasmanian Wilderness (1982)
This is the Bay of fires at Tasmanias picturesque east coast. Other than you would expect, it’s not named by the red coloured rocks dotted at the beach. There where many fires along the coastline while the settlers arrived.
In a region that has been subjected to severe glaciation, these parks and reserves, with their steep gorges, covering an area of over 1 million ha, constitute one of the last expanses of temperate rainforest in the world. Remains found in limestone caves attest to the human occupation of the area for more than 20,000 years.
I studied art photography at the school of arts in Hobart, back in 2010. I used every free minute to travel around the island and went for several bushwalks.