A small stand of Pandani (Richea pandanifolia)overlooks the Western Arthur Range in south-western Tasmania. Lingering snow follows a day of strong winds and storms – a testament to the unpredictable weather of the area, to which the vegetation has specifically adapted.

Western Arthur Range, south-western Tasmania

Ebony RW45, Rodenstock Grandagon-N 90mm f/4.5 lens, ISO 100, Fujichrome Velvia film; Gitzo tripod, Arca Swiss ballhead; Sekonic L-508 light meter

by Michael Polychronopoulos, South Australia