Old-growth eucalypt forest

BOTANICAL SUBJECT – Winner

This image was taken from a helicopter above the Styx Valley at 5.30 am as the morning mist floated among giant Eucalyptus regnans. These are the tallest flowering plants in the southern hemisphere and can grow to a height of over 100 metres. The forest shown here is zoned for logging in 2010.

Styx Valley, Tasmania

Camera 1DS MkIII, 85mm, 1/00, f11, ISO 100

by Wolfgang Glowacki, Tasmania