1.6m hectares of wilderness. Give me more.
by Vytas Huth, Landscape Ecology, University of Rostock / Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Rostock / Müncheberg, Germany
The south-western wilderness of Tasmania as seen from the Tahune air walk 60 m above the Huon river valley. In front lies the beginning of a huge UNESCO world heritage site, covering almost a fourth of the area of Tasmania. The site mostly consists of a pristine, temperate rainforest of Gondwanan origin that is home to the tallest flowering trees in the world; Eucalyptus spp. reach up to 100 m height in this region. I have never tasted the sense of a more remote place than this one. Give me more.
Taken on 21
Submitted on 07 March 2017
- Oceania (211)
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- Exact location (146.7230 E, -43.0954 S)
Credit: Vytas Huth (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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