I found this Grass tree (Xanthorrhoea australis) at Half Way Hut at Wilsons Promontory NP after the 2005 bush fires. The Grass tree like many Australian plants needs fire to propagate effectively. Under normal conditions it is rare for the flower to form, after fire however it is a different story with every grasstree in sight sporting an amazing ‘kangaroo tail’ from its mop. Usually they are straight as a die so to find such a shapely specimen really grabbed my attention. Finding a nice angle with which to show it off proved a little more problematic. After much chin scratching and walking around in circles I ended up with my back in the dirt where I eventually found a nice juxtaposition of the ‘tail’ with the sky without trees intruding into the frame in inappropriate spots… click.
For more shots from this area check out my Wilsons Promontory gallery.
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