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The Ancient Empire by georgieboy98
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A scene in the Ancient Empire – a wonderful walk through a forest of towering old Red Tingle Trees, most of which are 300/400 years old. Tingle Trees only grow in the Walpole area in Western Australia’s south west some 450 kms or so from Perth and many have been hollowed out by fires and lightning strikes over the centuries. The Ancient Empire walk is immediately underneath the famed Treetop Walk, which I had just completed before starting out on this one. I took the photo with my Sony Alpha 55V in aperture priority, 16-80 Zeiss lens and nd8 filter attached..

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  • julie anne  grattan
    julie anne gr...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful trees Peter looks a great place

  • Hi Julie and very many thanks. It’s a wonderful place to wander around and just marvel at how long these trees have stood there.
    Take care and regards to Geoff
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 3 years ago

    Isn’t this a magic place Peter .. I just loved the huge trees there and their colours. I love this one and it shows the area to its best. You have just reminded me of one I really should put up so stay tuned♥

  • Hi Bev and you would probably have walked right past this tree and all the others in the picture. I like to try and get down there at least once every year and never tire of it. Many thanks for the visit and kind words and I look forward to seeing yours.
    Take care
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainover 3 years ago

    Looks wonderful, Peter. There’s a sombreness about them. I’ve never heard of these trees, only remember the Karris in WA. Very impressive these ones.

  • Thanks very much Hillie. They come in two forms – the Red Tingle and the Yellow Tingle and the Walpole area is the only place in the world that they will grow. Go 20 kms either side and you wont find any!
    Take care
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    I have never heard of a tingle tree Pete. A terrific shot and great info too.

  • Very many thanks mate. There’s quite a lot of info on these trees in Google and it makes interesting reading.
    Cheers
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • mike421
    mike421over 3 years ago

    Hi Peter, We took at train ride from Pemberton into a forest with the same sort of tree in fact I have a picture in my portfolio of one, great picture mate not sure if I would be up to the treetop walk though.

    Cheers Mike lol

  • Hi Mike and thanks for the visit. The trees you saw at Pemberton were KARRI (That area is known as The Kingdom of the Karri) which is the world’s third tallest growing tree. The TINGLES only grow in the Walpole area which is about 140 or so kms south from Pemberton.
    The treetop walk is dead easy – no steps, just a gentle upslope. It does tend to sway around a bit if there are a lot of people doing it – or if there’s a bunch of kids playing silly buggars! LOL
    Cheers
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago

    Amazing Red Tingle Trees Peter – looks like a great area for walks. Lovely shot !

  • Good morning Roy. The area is known as the Valley of the Giants and there are several forest walks to choose from. A wide angle lens is a definite advantage! LOL
    Many thanks mate
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Peter! Love the Tingles !!:))

  • Hi Mary and very many thanks for the great comment – plus I see you’ve added it to your faves! You beauty! LOL Thanks heaps.
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    Sounds like a great walk! Wonderful shot!

  • Thanks very much Donna. Great of you to comment and even greater that you’ve added this to your faves! I’m over the moon!
    Take care
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 3 years ago

    Lovely scene

  • Thanks Loree. It’s a beaut place, for sure.
    Hugs
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • saxonfenken
    saxonfenkenover 3 years ago

    At least it made Al tingle lol, great tree as well

  • Hi Ken and many thanks for dropping by and commenting. Sorry for late reply etc only I have been without a computer for the past 10 days and am now faced with all the catching up!
    Best wishes
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

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