THIS REALLY HAS TO BE VIEWED LARGER
The Greater Blue Mountains Area consists of 1.03 million ha of sandstone plateaux, escarpments and gorges dominated by temperate eucalypt forest. The site, comprised of eight protected areas, is noted for its representation of the evolutionary adaptation and diversification of the eucalypts in post-Gondwana isolation on the Australian continent. Ninety-one eucalypt taxa occur within the Greater Blue Mountains Area which is also outstanding for its exceptional expression of the structural and ecological diversity of the eucalypts associated with its wide range of habitats. The site provides significant representation of Australia’s biodiversity with ten percent of the vascular flora as well as significant numbers of rare or threatened species, including endemic and evolutionary relict species, such as the Wollemi pine, which have persisted in highly-restricted microsites.
If visiting Sydney, the Blue Mountains is 2hours west of the city, well worth a couple of days to marvel at the scenery, wilderness and wildlife.
Take a bushwalk, abseil the cliffs, setup your tripod take photos or enjoy a Devonshire Tea.
Equipment:Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm , Manfrotto Tripod
technique:HDR, 5 Bracketted Images, Processed in Photomatix 3.2 64Bit