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Photographer's Note

Bushfires are a very common occurance in Australia.
This one in the Northern Territory, was probably lit by a cigarette butt thrown from a passing car. But often they are lit on purpose to promote new growth in dry grasslands, therefore giving fresh green shoots for the cattle to graze.
The native aboriginal people used fire a lot to scare small animals out for food. Some native plants can't drop their seed unless a fire has heated the nut or cone to allow it to open and the seed to drop.
This fire was not posing any danger to houses or livestock.

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