River Gum Reflected

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Gum tree on the Robe River, draped in the setting sunlight.

The Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The first time I happened upon this tree I was captivated by the unique shape of it and the weathered and gnarled trunk covered in rough bark peeling like ancient paper. At the tail end of the wet season, some water left in the river enabled this scene to unfold. I had revisited this particular tree a couple of times with this image in mind, the last light of the day penetrating the surrounding trees and between distant hills to light the scene ever so briefly, before the silent twilight took hold.

 

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