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Western Arthur Range, South West National Park | TAS | Australia

A panorama stitch and b+w conversion of the mountains above Lake Oberon, in the Western Arthurs, Tasmania Australia.

Tags:   2048 3.5:1 3xp Arthur Ranges Aussie Australia Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Explore Explored Gav Owen Lake Oberon Mount Pegasus National Park Sony A7R South West National Park Summer Tasmania Western Arthurs black+white blackandwhite calm glacial granite haze hazy hiking humps landscape monochrome morning morning light mountains outdoor pano panorama remote rocky wild wilderness exif:aperture=ƒ / 11 camera:make=sony geo:country=australia exif:make=sony geo:lon=146.26837137 exif:focal_length=70 mm geo:state=tasmania exif:lens=24-70mm f2.8 oss geo:city=south west national park exif:model=ilce-7r camera:model=ilce-7r geo:location=western arthurs exif:iso_speed=100 geo:lat=-43.14192796

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South West National Park | TAS | Australia

Somewhere deep in South West National Park, Tasmania, I witnessed a special sunrise. If a pterodactyl had flown by that morning, it wouldn't have seemed out of place.

Tags:   16:10 2048 Canon TS-E17mm f/4L Gav Owen Gondwana Sony A7R Tasmania cloud cushion plant grass green hiking hill landscape mountain nature orange outdoor outdoors plant purple remote scorparia serene sky sunrise wild wilderness South West National Park Australia exif:aperture=ƒ / 11 camera:make=sony geo:lon=146.42434166667 geo:location=mount anne exif:make=sony geo:country=australia geo:state=tasmania exif:focal_length=17 mm geo:city=south west national park exif:model=ilce-7r camera:model=ilce-7r exif:lens=17mm f4 geo:lat=-42.943421666667 exif:iso_speed=100

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Western Arthur Range, South West National Park | TAS | Australia

Looking South West over the impressive Lake Oberon, just prior to sunrise. You can see the two red tents that was our base for the trip. No mean feat to come up from there to the spot I took this photo, in the pre-dawn light!

Tags:   16:10 2048 Arthur Ranges Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Explore Explored Gav Owen Gondwana Lake Oberon Mount Pegasus National Park Sony A7R South West National Park Summer Tasmania Western Arthurs calm glacial golden granite hiking lake landscape mountain mountain ridge mountains outdoor reflection remote ridge rocky still sunset water wild wilderness Australia exif:aperture=ƒ / 8.0 exif:focal_length=28 mm geo:country=australia exif:make=sony geo:state=tasmania camera:make=sony geo:location=western arthurs exif:lens=24-70mm f2.8 oss geo:city=south west national park exif:model=ilce-7r camera:model=ilce-7r geo:lat=-43.14379 exif:iso_speed=100 geo:lon=146.26760666667

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Main Range, Kosciuszko National Park | NSW | Australia

A full moon rising over the Snowy Mountains.

Tags:   2048 3:2 Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Gav Owen Kosciuszko National Park New South Wales Snowies Sony A7R cold freezing landscape outdoor seascape skiing snow snow camping sunrise Australia geo:state=new south wales exif:focal_length=50 mm exif:aperture=ƒ / 8.0 geo:lat=-36.47164109 exif:make=sony geo:city=kosciuszko national park geo:location=kosciuszko national park exif:lens=24-70mm f2.8 oss geo:country=australia exif:model=ilce-7r camera:model=ilce-7r geo:lon=148.26817448 exif:iso_speed=100 camera:make=sony

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Main Range, Kosciuszko National Park | NSW | Australia

This is Seamans Hut - a real life saver for adventurers in need of a solid shelter.

A couple of weeks ago I spent from Saturday to Saturday - 8 days and 7 nights - camping on the "roof of Australia" with my friend and fellow adventurer Chris, during one of the most bumper ski seasons this country has seen in decades. Words like "snowzilla" and "snowmageddon" have been used to describe it.

It was a surreal experience, being high up on Mount Townsend on the "Western Faces" for over 30 hours as our tents were battered by gale-force gusts that boomed against our tents and reverberated in our ears. I'll never forget the eerie deathly silence between the waves of "attacks". It was just enough time to make me self-aware of my elevated heart beat and sweaty palms, which I raised to my tent walls during these brief moments of quiet for extra bracing as the inevitable assault was launched again by Mother Nature. *boom* *boom* *BOOM*! "You shouldn't be up here", she said in no uncertain terms.

I dragged myself out of the tent on occasion with cold metal snow shovel in hand to dig the excess snow from around my tent (so it wouldn't collapse my tent), and fortify the "wind wall" with whatever hard-pack snow I could find.

Then there was the 4.5 hours of retreat to lower altitudes in complete and nauseating white-out conditions, where I felt the skis go from under me unexpectedly on several occasions. Luckily there was soft fresh snow waiting for me at the bottom of the drop, instead of hard ice.

We eventually made it through avalanche-prone slopes to the safety of Seamans Hut, very relieved yet still in good spirits despite the conditions. We were holed up in the hut for three whole nights as we waited out blizzard conditions outside. On the eve of the third night, the clouds broke up in the afternoon just enough to entice us out of the hut for a shoot, which we were itching for by that stage!

This is truly is a special place, made all the more special by the events leading up to capturing this scene. Enjoy.

Tags:   16:10 2048 Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Gav Owen Kosciuszko National Park New South Wales Seamans Hut Sony A7R chilly cold extreme freezing knp landscape light outdoor outdoors powder snow snowscape Australia exif:focal_length=30 mm geo:lat=-36.45010018 camera:make=sony exif:aperture=ƒ / 9.0 exif:iso_speed=100 geo:location=seamans hut geo:city=kosciuszko national park geo:lon=148.28310379 exif:lens=24-70mm f2.8 oss exif:model=ilce-7r camera:model=ilce-7r geo:country=australia geo:state=new south wales exif:make=sony


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