Royal National Park – Coast – Photo Essay

I recently spent more time in Royal National Park – walking along the Coastal Track. I hoped for some stormy weather, but I was a day too late. There and been a big thunderstorm over the area the day before I set off. The weather I had was pretty fine – which made photography a bit difficult – but at least the wet, humid weather before I left meant that some fungi should have popped out.

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The highest concentration of fungi was in one small spot – in a saddle on the track not far north of Otford, and before the turn off to the Palm Jungle and Burning Palms. In this saddle there was a lot of fungi out, and it was the case of the more you look the more you saw. I originally got my camera and tripod set up to photograph some small interesting looking and colourful fungi, but when I was squatting down I noticed a lot more types that were out – they were less colourful and a lot harder to notice as you walked past.

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I thought there may be more fungi out in the Palm Jungle – it being rainforest – but this was not this case.

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On the beaches I noticed a huge amount of pumice that had recently been washed up. I had heard that a large floating island of pumice had recently split apart. This raft of pumice had come from an underwater volcano 800 km north east of New Zealand.

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More photos can be seen on my website here.


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One Response to Royal National Park – Coast – Photo Essay

  1. Helena says:

    awesome photography! – and a very beautiful park.
    I always look forward to your posts – very interesting to read about the pumice wonder if any of it has made its way here to Surfers? – I noticed an unusual amount at Burleigh the other day

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