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A magnificent vista across the Jamison Valley in the world famous and listed World Heritage Site, Blue Mountains. This image was captured from near Wentworth Falls.

The name Blue Mountains is derived from the blue tinge the range takes on, when viewed from a distance. The tinge is believed to be caused by mie scattering which occurs when incoming ultraviolet radiation is scattered by particles within the atmosphere creating a blue-greyish colour to any distant objects, including mountains and clouds. Volatile terpenoids emitted in large quantities by the abundant eucalyptus trees in the Blue Mountains may cause mie scattering and thus the blue haze for which the mountains were named.

Blue Mountains National Park near Wentworth Falls, NSW, Australia.

Canon G12, HDR.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 2 years ago

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    So beautiful Michael!

  • Thanks for the fave Sheryl!

    – Michael John

  • sedge808
    sedge808over 2 years ago

    How did you get up there??

  • lol – I flew?

    – Michael John

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 2 years ago

    Gosh, that’s a beautiful view… I love that place.

    Wonderful capture, Michael. xxx

  • It is breathtaking. Thanks for the fave Donna.

    – Michael John

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago


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    – Michael John

  • virginian
    virginianover 2 years ago

    Great capture of beauty.

  • Thanks for the comment and fave

    – Michael John

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 2 years ago

    What a glorious view Michael! Wonderfully captured ~ great pov!!!!

  • Thanks for the comment and fave Sharon!

    – Michael John

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago


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  • gary roberts
    gary robertsover 2 years ago

    they’re not called the blue mountains for nothing michael – fantastic capture!

  • That’s right. Thanks Gary.

    – Michael John

  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    very beautiful

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    – Michael John

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