Old-growth wilderness logging


Surrounded on three sides by the Western Tasmania World Heritage Wilderness, the magnificent tall forests of the Upper Florentine Valley are zoned for clearfell logging. The subject of fierce and longstanding protests, this coupe was logged with police protection in May 2009. The fate of other forests in the valley remains in the balance.

Upper Florentine Valley, south-west Tasmania

Canon 5D MkII, Canon 16–35mm f2.8L lens, 1/200, f5.6, ASA 400

by Rob Blakers, Tasmania