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“A rising mist greeted me as I waded up the river in April last year, beautiful and vibrant rainforest greens complimented by the tannin-stained waters of a truly beautiful river,” says photographer Nick Monk.
“Unfortunately, a huge bushfire ravaged the eastern Tarkine in January this year. Due to an unprecedented dry winter, spring and summer, the normal wet forest was far dryer than anyone could ever remember. Many of the magnificent non fire-tolerant trees were scorched and killed, right down to the river edge you see here. There is much hope that neighbouring trees that survived will help this area recover to its pictured glory in the centuries ahead.”
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The imposing bluff of King Davids Peak is the climax of a large cliff line named the West Wall. Here dancing light on the the peak is reflected in a reedy alpine pool.
“This image was taken at the Tessellated Pavement on the Tasman Peninsula on a warm December night,” says Cam. “This was one of the bigger Aurora Australis I have captured and it was a magical moment when I saw the image on the back of my camera screen to see all the colours and reflections.”
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This image was photographed in the Florentine Valley forest of South West Tasmania. “After a large rain storm passed through I was confident that the sun would create a mist effect from the forest, it worked well,” says Cam.
This image of Mt Gould in the Central Highlands of Tasmania was photographed from an area called The Labyrinth, says Francois. “After a series of set backs, the weather finally cleared in perfect fashion, right on sunset, and allowed me to capture this image.”
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This lake is one of many scattered across the Western Arthur range, in the remote South West of Tasmania. “This area holds a special place in my heart,” says Francois. “It requires a few days of hard walking to get there, but the reward is so worth it.”
Hillary offers quote to caption this image taken on Tasmania’s Tarkine Coast.
“Everything on Earth is held together by Songlines, everything is subordinate to the Dreaming, which is constant but ever changing.
Every landmark is wedded to a memory of its origins, and yet always being born. Every animal and object resonates with the pulse of an ancient event, while still being dreamed into being. The world as it exists is perfect, though constantly in the process of being formed.
The land is encoded with everything that has ever been, everything that ever will be, in every dimension of reality. To walk the land is to engage in a constant act of affirmation, an endless dance of creation.”
– Wade Davis, on Aboriginal Songlines, in The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World.
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The Gulch, South Arm Peninsula, Tasmania.
“The world around us flashed and flared. The lost evening’s fading colours bled fast. Leaving silent nothingness to hold us. And between slashes of the dying gold, proud darkness swirled his magical cape.
Where did the land hide when the night stole the evening light?”
– Prabir C. Purkayastha
“This was taken on the second last day of winter and my first time up on the plateau with snow coverage,” says Jason. “I love this National Park and feel so lucky to have it in my home state.”
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Jason says this was his first view of Tasmania’s Walls of Jerusalem. “Seeing things for the first time is very satisfying in landscape photography, even more so after a long walk and in some nice light,” he says.
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