Images of a Big Island

Myrtle Mystery.

Of all the forests and bushlands I have wandered through over the years, I think the type of forest that gives me the greatest pleasure would be the Myrtle Beech forests of Tasmania.

To me, they are places of magic and mystery. Cool damp forests mostly found along alpine streams, the only sounds you hear are the burbling of the stream or the occasional thump as a wallaby scoots off into the brush.

The colour palette here is a lush emerald green as nearly everything is covered in a variety of mosses and lichens. Looking about, I nearly expect to see elves and faeries to be perched on a log looking at me quizzically.

Photographically, they are a delight, you could spend all day in one of these places and travel no more than 100 metres.  Sunbeams,mist and the sheer variety of colour, texture and shape will engage your senses for hours!

Shot near Pencil Pine Creek on the edge of the Cradle Mt- Lake St. Clair Nat. Park.

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7 responses

  1. This is absolutely stunning. The color is really very astonishing.

    August 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

  2. I agree with you Tim…you can spend hours in places like this!

    August 22, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    • They are magnificent places, not even sure the shots I took did it justice!

      August 22, 2011 at 11:39 pm

  3. I also find them very hard to photograph mate!

    August 22, 2011 at 11:41 pm

  4. wayte27

    Its a must visit for me mate., Tasmania driving holiday high on the to do list for sure Hope your well Cheers Adrian

    August 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

  5. Well worth doing Adrian, lots of great photographic opportunities!

    August 26, 2011 at 12:04 am

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