Monday, 16 July 2012

Our World Tuesday - Mossman Gorge

I’ve just come back from a rather wonderful and wet trip to North Queensland.  The main aim was to visit parts of the Daintree Forest (the oldest rainforest in the world) and the Great Barrier Reef.


I don’t suppose you can have a rain forest without rain – but the weather was stretching the friendship a bit at times.  The picture of the river shows a place that it often used as a swimming hole!  So you can see that it was a little damper than expected!
I spent a week using much slower shutter speeds than I often wanted to!  But the experience of the place was still wonderful – so many shades of green.  I think the rain kept much of the wildlife, hunkered down for protection – but we did get so see some good stuff. 
So, here to start a run of post on the Daintree are a few shots taken on the Mossman Gorge.
Green, wet and rather wonderful.
You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.
You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the page.
Enjoy the pictures.

12 comments:

heyBJK said...

It looks like a wonderful place! I've never been to a rainforest. Looking forward to even more photos!

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful place indeed, Stewart! I really love your capture of the rushing water! Beautiful! Hope you have a great week!

Lesley said...

definitely, one advantage of lots of rain, is lots of green!

Gary said...

Looking forward to more posts on your trip!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Beautiful photos of the rainforest. It's been wet all along the east coast of QLD for far too long!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome post and photos ~ must have been a wonderful trip ~~ thanks, ^_^ ( A Creative Harbor)

SandyCarlson said...

Such a lush and beautiful place, Stewart!

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Stewart.
Great pictures you show.
Thanks for your comment on my blog ..... ONLY if we dig in the garden begins Tilde digging ....... she destroys nothing!
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente

Carver said...

The scenery is breathtaking.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Hello Stewart. Your shots of the Mossman Gorge (especially the last) are powerful! Yes, rain forests have their downside (slower shutter speeds being one of them), but fortunately, lots of advantages as well. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip.

Jeannette StG said...

What an experience a rain forest must be! Looking forward to more pics:)

bettyl said...

That looks like a great place to spend some time hiking. Looks like the views are worth it.