The heart of the rainforest

Steve Axford

Booyong, Australia

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Artist's Description

This is taken in the Franklin, Gordon Wild Rivers National Park in SW Tasmania. SW Tasmania probably has the largest remaining area of old growth, cool temperate rainforest in the world. This section is located just of the Hobart, Queenstown road, near the Franklin River. It is an amazing area for fungus photography or just absorbing the atmosphere in a forest that has remained essentially unchanged for 50 million years. Many of the trees don’t mature until they are 500 years old, and some not for a few thousand. In this scene, we can see an ancient tree enveloping an even more ancient fallen tree with its roots. This particular scene has taken at least 1,000 years to very slowly develop.

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  • Lance Leopold
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