The Australian outback gets blazingly hot—and here’s proof. This aerial inferno shows an expansive empty farm field overwhelmed by a sun-kissed sky and delicately textured clouds:
It’s unclear where this shot was taken exactly, but it was captured by Simon Diete, whose HDR-enhanced images bring out the robust emotions in the natural world. The sun looks closer than ever, seeming to be literally burning a hole through the ozone–almost post-apocalyptically. But it’s also a beautifully composed shot, with the left-hand third of the frame held steady by the weather vane and metal tank, seemingly the last man-made remnants left in the world.