This image is the second in a series of macro shots of a stand of Blue Mallet Eucalyptus trees (Eucalyptus gardneri). These trees have amazingly coloured, and contorted trunks and branches. In particular they can have a striking, shiny gold bark contrasted with a wide range of patterns of a more matte silver and brown. These trees are native to a small part of South West, Western Australia, but have been sold as seedlings for planting across Australia, so can be found in many parts of the country.

Other images in this series :

Blue Mallet Detail 1
Blue Mallet Detail 3
Blue Mallet Detail 4
One of my other favourite Eucalpyts is the snow gum :
Cracked  Snow Gum Bark


  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 6 years ago
    this is an excellent texture
  • langar
    langarover 6 years ago

    Another interesting macro, well taken

  • Vytas Gaizutis
    Vytas Gaizutisover 6 years ago

    Wonderful texture on this surface and an awesome abstraction. Great capture.

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 6 years ago

    Wow, this is fabulous John, amazing colours and textures! I just love the variety of bark on our Eucalyptus trees!!

  • giovdim
    giovdimabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful series of photos, great detail and “real” tangible texture. I love the variety of the skins and chromatic tones. it looks like a palimpsest worn by the time….or a map of unknown continents….i1d love to explore it….

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