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arthur pieman conservation area

Sundown Point Petroglyphs

The Sundown Point petroglyphs are a very significant aboriginal cultural site on Tasmania’s west coast. We visited the north west including Arthur River recently and dropped in on the Parks and Wildlife office where we got some incredibly helpful directions on finding them and headed out for sunset at Sundown Point over the petroglyphs. The...Read More

Arthur Pieman Conservation Area Orchids

All the orchid photos I have been sharing lately are from the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area in Tasmania’s north west. This area, as its name would suggest, encompasses the land in between the Arthur River in the north to the Pieman River in the south. Most of the region is coastal scrub and buttongrass plains,...Read More

Greenhood orchids

Continuing the orchid theme, next up are some greenhood orchids. Again from the Arthur River area, there were quite a lot on display during late October, and we were extra fortunate to find a few of the very rare Arthur River greenhood (Pterostylis rubenachii) and the rather striking long yellow bearded Pterostylis tasmanica. This was...Read More

Tasmanian Spider Orchids – Caladenias

The Tasmanian Spider Orchids, or Caladenia species, were in full flower late October in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area. Here is a selection of images, some as shot, others cropped, to show the delicate features of the flower. They were literally everywhere, and our guide Geoff was commenting it must have been the best season...Read More

Tasmanian Orchids – Sun Orchid

Tasmania has a wonderful array of native orchids and last month I joined an Eco Tours Tasmania trip to search for and photograph many species in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area. I have a great many images to share, and I am starting with some sun orchids, which are known collectively as “Thelymitra”. Photographing the...Read More

Edge of the World

The Edge of the World at Arthur River on Tasmania’s west coast is a landscape as dramatic as its name implies. I was up there at the end of October to photograph orchids and made sure to spend some time on this wild coastline hoping for some nice light, and boy was I rewarded!