These Antarctic Beech trees are remnants of forest many millions of years old, fromthe days when Australia was a part of Gonwanda Land, a huge land mass at the bottom of the Earth.
They are found only in small pockets, of a few trees, at the Lamington National Park in southern Queensland, Australia. The trees grow in circles around much older dead and rotted-out huge trees.
Very difficult to get enough light , as you can see the sky is all blown out, but a nice cool area to be.
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singuanti (15250) 2005-01-09 17:29
very interesting note. a nice tranquil shot. pleasing colors, good sharpness, and a nice depth to it. good work!
lestans (17138) 2005-01-09 18:40
I would like to visit this park! Plants look very interesting. Useful notes. And a very well done pic. Thank you!
alford (3981) 2005-01-10 22:16
Wow! How I wish earth will have more of this forests. You really captured the definition of forest here, Kevin! Very nice and sharp shot. Interesting and informative notes, too! rgds.
yekjohn (1890) 2005-01-11 7:31
Hi Kevin, nice capture! The most difficult thing to compose is a forest, but this one is nicely done. Good texture to go along as well! Cheers!
Janice (4403) 2005-01-12 17:26
Beautiful green forest (Australia?). Yes, I do know OZ has real green forests:). But this is could be NZ, eh? Interesting notes about the Antarctic Beech. TFS.
Matthew-Watt (5956) 2006-06-24 8:24
Lamington NP is such a majestic place, with the Antarctic Beech trees being a wonderful highlight. These moss-clad trees look most ancient and impressive in this photo, with two crow's nest ferns thrown in for variety. I like it very much. Please post more of this great place!