Giant Sun Orchid

BOTANICAL SUBJECT

The morning sun backlights a splendid specimen of the Giant Sun Orchid in the open woodlands of Sympathy Hills. This orchid can grow up to a metre in height as it competes and thrives for full sunlight. It is often vulnerable to the browsing wallaby, so its best displays can be short lived.

Sympathy Hills Forest Reserve, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania

Nikon D200, 60mm macro lens, 1/10, f8

by Ted Mead, Tasmania