Except when it is actually raining, the Top End of Australia always seems to be burning.  A column of smoke is an element of almost every bush landscape. We are complacent about fire and some even say 'this country needs fire'.  I can only comment as the custodian of a small strip of country, that were I to burn it off annually as many people do, I am sure I would lose all my ground nesting birds and animals and many of my plants would fail to recruit. Smoke at Sunset Smoke at Sunset

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