Forest floor Porongurup National Park Western Australia

forest floor porongurup national park

Forest floor detail Porongurup National Park

Forest floor Porongurup National Park Western Australia. The weathered granite domes and outcrops of this range were formed deep underground when Australia collided with Antarctica to form Gondwana. In the valleys formed between the domes grow the most eastern remnants of karri forest.

Karri trees shed great strips of bark around Autumn and the forest floor was littered with it. Rain had dampened the bark further enhancing its deep red colour. Karri leaves also littered the floor and their bright yellow contrasted with the red bark.

I remember having to kneel down on my hands and knees for this image. The light level was so low in the rain that the exposure took about 2 minutes on velvia 4×5 inch sheet film.