This image is the third 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 2
Blue Mallet Detail 4
One of my other favourite Eucalpyts is the snow gum :
Cracked  Snow Gum Bark


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  • peter
    peterabout 6 years ago

    Our trees do make interesting subjects – well captured John.

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 6 years ago
    excellent again
  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 6 years ago
    excellent again
  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsabout 6 years ago

    Really beautiful John, you’re probably aware that I am addicted to macro bark photography! Its the textures….love it!!! :)

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