The Magic of the Forest Floor by Marilyn Harris

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The Magic of the Forest FloorAs Is – Straight from the Camera

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Featured in Fungilicious and Look Down! The World Beneath Our Feet

Despite the rain, the Goblin Forest Walk in The Blue Tier, North East Highlands National Park, Tasmania, Australia, was an amazing experience.

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The Blue Tier has been the home to thousands of people who have lived, worked and died on the mountain. Tin was the reason the early pioneers came here. The tin lay in heaps behind rocks and in the creek and river beds. All the miners had to do was bag the ore up.
In their search for the tin-bearing rock, these early pioneers burnt most of the temperate rainforest which existed above the 600 metre level. When the mines were finished, the farmers over-grazed the grass areas which followed the burning, eventually the mosses took over.
Since the last grazing, around 1970, the mountain and its native animals have been successful in aiding the regeneration of the temperate rainforest. What you see today is the continuing struggle of the rainforest trying to return.
To appreciate the extent of the regeneration it is necessary to visit the various areas by following the well-defined walking tracks on the mountain. There are bogs, grassland, pure rainforest, regenerated rainforest, tea-tree swamps and areas dominated by celery top pine.

Canon PowerShot A650 IS

Shutter Speed: 1/60sec
Aperture: F4.8
ISO: 320


  • ej29
    ej29almost 6 years ago

    There is so much to see….and so many colors…great work!!!

  • Cathy Jones
    Cathy Jonesalmost 6 years ago

    really beautiful! love all the details, it really looks abstract! Very well done! :)

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosalmost 6 years ago
    OMG Marilyn…this is gorgeous!!!!A real fairys garden!!! Love it!! *-)
  • dougie1
    dougie1almost 6 years ago

    wow! that is fantastic!

  • redrosedigital
    redrosedigitalalmost 6 years ago

    Truly weird and wonderful – it always pays to look where one is walking! ;-)

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accionealmost 6 years ago

    Facinating shot and very well done !!!

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 6 years ago

    Incredible! Like a fairy land!

  • diannes
    diannesalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic – so many species living together on the forest floor starting the journey to rebuild what man has taken away.
    The Blue Tier is fascinating I’ve never heard of it before – so thanks.

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...almost 6 years ago

    They sure look magic, Beautiful image, Cheers Esther

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...almost 6 years ago

    another incredible image! those are so beautiful!

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