Photo Essay: Australian Grounds

I did it again. Low angle lurking. This time in Oz.

A couple of you might know that I am a fan of groundshots and that I started to collect landscape images of a certain style on various social networks. Hashtag #landscapegroundshot.

Today I want to show you my personal Top 30 groundshots taken along the coastline of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. They represent a tiny glimpse of the typical flora in certain locations as well as nature’s treasures after being washed ashore by the sea or carried away by a gust of wind.

All pictures appear in chronological order. By viewing the gallery you will get impressions from Adelaide to Melbourne to Sydney. Please click on an image to enlarge it and read its description.

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Photo Essay: New South Wales, Australia

This is part 3 – the final part – of our Christmas road trip through Australia in pictures: Adelaide, SA >>> Melbourne, VIC >>> Sydney, NSW (4,500 km).

When people ask me for the Australian National Park that I enjoyed most during our three weeks trip I always answer “the Blue Mountains west of Sydney”. While browsing today’s photo essay you might understand why – it reminds me of New Zealand; lush greenery, plenty of fern and a huge variety of very different walkways.

Blue Mountains fun fact: The highest point in this mountainous region is an unnamed point with an elevation of 1,189 m (seven kilometres north-east of Lithgow). I cannot tell why the Aussies started to name the smaller peaks and gorges first; you’d think the highest point demands for a name simply by popping into the eye. But frankly, for me it is one more confirmation that many things (regions / plants / animals) in Oz rest to be explored. What a fascinating continent…

Please click on the photos to enlarge them and to read their captions. Have a great week!

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