Thanks for the thoughts on the odd rotation. I thought it might be some thing like that. I did bring them to my desktop computer first, and viewing them there they look correct. Also viewing them directly in their own browser tabs shows correct orientation too. It's only linked into the page that they get all turned around.
going to ask why you'd claimed the fires to be in California, when it was obvious they were somewhere in Australia.
The climate in southern California is remarkably similar to Australia, and also to Chile, Spain, Morocco, basically anywhere with a climate on the threshold of dry semi-arid and tropical sub-humid (aridity index around 0.5). Ventura had a nascent botanic garden that was just destroyed by the fire, and the only parts of it that they had built up so far were the native, Australian, Chilean, and Mediterranean sections, because those are all the easiest to do, what with not requiring any special irrigation or shading or anything since the climate is already perfect for them.
Also, eucalyptus is an invasive species here, so some parts look even more Australian:
(It's even upside-down like Australia!)
(...wait, was that the original joke?)