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This is part of the Daintree Rainforest, the largest rainforest in Australia and home to the largest number of flora and fauna species in the country. Situated on the Far North Queensland Coast, this area is as far North as you can get without a Four Wheel Drive Vehicle. As inviting as this creek looks, the surrounding area is infested with crocodiles. When travelling to this area, you need to be very aware of where you stand and swim.

A week before travelling here, this part of Queensland was subjected to a Grade 5 Cyclone, where winds of up to 300kph hit the coast. Luckily the cyclone's eye "split" and the impact was, thankfully, nothing like the destruction wreaked by Cyclone Yasi in 2011.

Until recent years, the Daintree Forest was under constant threat from being logged and mined. Through sustained and vocal protest dating from about 1985, this world heritage site was saved. I'm proud to say that I was one of the many people who protested in defence of this magnificent forest. So seeing the Forest in all its untouched beauty was very poignant.

Sadly, we now have a new challenge on our hands. Along with the Government's senseless destruction of the nearby Great Barrier Reef, it is now trying to have 400,000 hectares of old growth, world heritage-listed forest in Tasmania de-listed, so it can be logged and mined. The fight continues.

Canon 5D MkII
ISO 250
f/7.1
1/60 seconds
73m
Hand held

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  • Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5121 W: 367 N: 10803] (53001)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-04-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Map: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-05-04 8:10
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