My final post for 2016 is a brand new shot from the Styx Valley. Captured during my recent workshop which also includes the waterfalls of Mt Field, it is a shot which really gave me that buzz of excitement as I lined it up on the tripod… Read more →
A welcome addition to the Styx Valley World Heritage area is this new sign!
For years the valley has been the scene of bitter disputes between the forest industry and conservationists. Now, the North Styx and two Big Tree reserves in the valley of the giants are officially part of the World Heritage Area… Read more →
Macro photos are great in Tasmania at any time of the year with each of the four seasons offering something unique to photograph. In autumn it is the colourful fungi of the forest floor that demand attention and in spring it is the new growth of the ferns or the tiny little flowers, in this case, of the sassafras tree… Read more →
The tall eucalypt forests and dark green rainforests of the Styx Valley Tasmania are a unique experience. The Styx really is an area that captures the imagination with trees pushing past 90 metres in height and the pure green of the rainforest an instant source of refreshment… Read more →
Some great news this week for forest conservation in Tasmania – the World Heritage Commitee meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia has passed a recommendation to extend Tasmanias World Heritage Area by 172,500 hectares. The new boundaries will now include some of Tasmania’s most pristine wild forests such as the Styx Valley, the Upper Florentine Valley and Weld Valley… Read more →
For an out of the way location, the Styx Valley is surprisingly accesible, and full of wonderful photographic reward. The area is known for it’s reserve of giant eucalypts which tower above a lovely rainforest understory which is full of exquisite green moss, gnarled old trees and tiny details that you don’t fully appreciate until you get down and dirty and put your macro lens on… Read more →
The Styx Valley of the Giants is Tassie’s home to some of the biggest trees in Australia, and the tallest flowering tree in the entire world, the Eucalyptus regnans. The Styx is home to some 90+ metre giants in the Andromeda area, as well as numerous “smaller” giants at 70+ metres throughout the valley… Read more →