Melaleuca, Melaleuca sp

While driving through a stand of recently burnt savannah woodland in Queensland, I suddenly found myself within a surreal landscape. An artificial black horizon formed by half-burnt melaleuca trees, bracketed by the vivid greenness of regenerating grasses beneath a bright blue sky, produced a disorientating, yet enthrallingly bizarre, scene.

Near Rollingstone, Queensland

Canon 5D Mk III, Canon EF24–70mm f2.8 L II USM, 1/1250, f/3.2, ISO 100, handheld

by Mark Ziembicki, Mozambique