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Tropic of Capricorn…

by on Apr.15, 2016, under Life, Photography

Today we’d leave Exmouth, bound for Carnarvon. On the way we’d pass through the Tropic of Capricorn.

The Tropic of Capricorn is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It is the dividing line between the Southern Temperate Zone to the south and the tropics to the north.

Tropic of Capricorn

Tropic of Capricorn

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/160 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

This Southern Tropic is the circle of latitude that contains the subsolar point on the December (or southern) solstice. It is thus the southernmost latitude where the Sun can be directly overhead. Its northern equivalent is the Tropic of Cancer.

Stopping to take a few photos allowed us some time to take a quick break and take some shots of my lovely daughter in the abundant Mulla Mulla flowers.

Girl in the Mulla Mulla

Girl in the Mulla Mulla

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 300 mm, 1/320 sec at f/9, ISO 500

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