GALLERY LOCATION - 1/139 MAIN ST, MORNINGTON

GALLERY LOCATION - 1/139 MAIN ST, MORNINGTON

Ancient Snow Gum

LOCATION: Charlotte's Pass, NSW

DATE: March 2005

LIMITED EDITION PRINT: Just 50 prints available World-Wide.

AWARDS: 

⭐ 2005 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award

THE STORY

In 2005, I attended a workshop at Charlotte’s Pass in the Snowy Mountains, home to Australia’s lowest recorded mainland temperature of -22 degrees.

The day we arrived arrived for workshop, it was relatively balmy however a cool change swept through that night and by the morning the temperature had dropped to near zero. Having some free time, we explored the forest behind our lodge, finding these fantastic ancient snow gums that had been there for centuries. With it lightly raining, the water dripped off the trunk, saturating the colours and revealing the stunning variation in colours.

After an hour or so the cold became too much for our cold fingers and we retreated inside. This image won a High Commendation in the 2005 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, the only Australian entry to receive an award that year.




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