Once covered in tiny flowers, the ‘cones’ of the Banksia can become somewhat comical in appearance and are affectionately called Banksiamen in Australia. Banksiamen, however, originally came to fame with the illustrations for May Gibb’s childrens book ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’ – but as the ‘big, bad Banksiamen’. This cute pair were photographed on the Dove Lake walk at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. Nikon D40x camera. ISO450, f/5.6 1/500sec.
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