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Tarkine Photography: Rainforest Wilderness and Macro Beauty

Tarkine Photography: Rainforest Wilderness and Macro Beauty

Wednesday February 5, 2014

The Tarkine is a wilderness region of north west Tasmania characterised by wild and dark green rainforest, vast coastal plains and a wild rocky coastline. Tarkine photography reflects this diversity of wild nature, and anyone planning to visit the Tarkine to take photos has a great variety of landscapes to immerse themselves in.

Rainforest on Mt Lindsay, The Tarkine

Rainforest on Mt Lindsay, The Tarkine

My personal favourite subject is rainforest. The Tasmanian rainforest is a dark green place with trees that grow into all sorts of fantastic shapes. The most common tree in the Tasmanian rainforest is the myrtle beech, above, which often grows with an understorey of ferns, alongside other trees such as sassafras and leatherwood.

Tarkine photography: Macro toadstool near Corinna

Tarkine photography: Macro toadstool near Corinna

Tarkine rainforest photography is not all about the grand, it is also about the intimate details of the forest floor. I photographed this tiny little toadstool near Corinna at easter a couple of years ago. This year I will be re-visiting the Tarkine as part of a 7 day Bay of Fires and Tarkine Photography Workshop with renowned Australian wildlife and nature photographer Michael Snedic. We will be providing tuition and advice regarding photographing the magnificent greens of the rainforest, the tiny little splashes of colour that the autumn fungi provides and a waterfall or two deep in this dramatic of the west coast.

Macro photography, Tarkine Tasmania

Macro photography, Tarkine Tasmania

The base for the photography workshop is the small hamlet of Corinna. The road to Corinna passes through some magnificent scenery. Scenes like one below highlight the beauty of the region in all seasons. We will also visit the spectacular rainforest surrounding the very picturesque Philosopher Falls.

Tarkine in Autumn, near Savage River

Tarkine in Autumn, near Savage River

For full details on upcoming workshops which visit this very special region of Tasmania please keep an eye on the Tours and Workshops page. New dates and itineraries are always being added.

 

 

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