This is another waterfall my mate Don Wilson was good enough to show me. Being a photographer and a fisherman he instantly understood the significance of the name, one that would of escaped my comprehension completely without the benefit of his knowledge.

Fuscus Falls form a natural barrier that halts introduced and carnivorous trout varieties from entering the headwaters of this river. These headwaters are one of only twenty known locations where the endangered Barred Galaxias (Galaxias fuscus) survive. So to these fish, the waterfall that bares their name, is quite literally the key to their continued survival.

After Fuscus we visited Rubicon Falls then home to Don’s place where I got a copy of his latest book The Wild Heart of the Yarra Valley which is jam packed with the most amazing photography of this area, highly recommended and a steal at $20.00.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D mkII
Lens: EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM @ 23mm
Filter: Circular Polariser
ISO: 50
Shutter Speed: 3.2 sec
Aperture: f/22
WB: Auto
When: 11:44am on 13/12/2011

For more waterfall shots check out my Waterfalls gallery.

$30 a month from photography sales donated to the Wilderness Society

Australia’s rugged landscape is an important part of my life and over many years I have explored some of the more remote parts of it on foot, ski, kayak and rope. I usually travel alone so I can take my time capturing the essence of these places without distraction. Life slows down and after a while I feel like I begin to merge with the land, nature takes me into her confidence and changes me. I hope you enjoy the fruit of these excursions.

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  • Ian Berry
    Ian Berryabout 3 years ago

    Nice composition & foreground interest Travis.

  • Thanks for the fav Ian, magic little part of the world this.

    – Travis Easton

  • normanorly
    normanorlyabout 3 years ago

    Very nice travis

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    Fascinating description. Wonderful scene with the large rock and sedge grass in the forground, just beautiful

  • Thanks K, wonderful to know there are refuges free from feral fish, ta

    – Travis Easton

  • gaylene
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  • Donovan wilson
    Donovan wilsonabout 3 years ago

    Hi Trav sorry i missed this post i hope you had a good day as i did and i also hope you and the family have a happy new year

  • Had a great day, always a pleasure to go walking with you mate. Did a dawn shoot with Tony on new years eve. Had a quite one with the fam down at Smithies on Phillip Island, trust your new years and fam is well.

    – Travis Easton

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