Frosted Snowgum

This Snowgum (Eucalyptus pauciflora) was photographed in a howling gale at the top of Charlotte’s Pass, in Kosciusko National Park, NSW.

These trees grow at the limit of tree growth in the Australian Alps, and one this size is many years old due to slow growth rates.

On a day like this with clouds rushing past and the blue sky at it’s brilliant best the trees are gorgeous, especially when frosted with ice like this one. In Autumn when they are losing their old bark and revealing the new bark underneath they take on a new beauty – colours of reds, oranges and greens, especially vibrant after rain.

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