Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Valley of Flowers

High-altitude Himalayan valley with beautiful meadows of alpine flowers complemented by beautiful views on surrounding mountains. Mass flowering starts in early spring and lasts...

Giblin River Stromatolites

A rare colony of freshwater stromatolites in karstic wetlands of Giblin River. Stromatolites have developed on the karstic spring mounds. Location, GPS coordinates: 42.9445 S 145.7510...

Bundera Sinkhole

Some 70 m deep, flooded sinkhole with anchialine ecosystem - e.g. the groundwater in this cave is connected to the sea, while at the...

Mont Lesueur

Flat topped hills - mesas (Mont Lesueur and Mont Michaud), rising above the surrounding plains. Area contains very high number of endemic and very...

Ludlow Tuart Forest

The largest remaining tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) forest in the world, consisting of giant trees of this rare species. Largest trees are up to 33...

Lake Thetis

Lake with living marine stromatolites which here have near unique columnar branching. Location, GPS coordinates: 30.5066 S 115.0814 E Categories: Ecosystems, Lakes and streams Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and...

Lake Clifton thrombolites

Colony of thrombolites in shallow areas of the lake. These colonies of microbial mats resemble round, white stones. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.7451 S 115.6539 E Categories: Ecosystems, Lakes...

Barrow Island Caves

Group of partly inundated caves with unique cave fauna. Known 63 species of stygofauna and 19 species of troglofauna. Here live endemic species of...

Huon pine growth of Mount Read

Growth of genetically identical Huon pines (Lagarostrobos franklinii (Hook.f.) Quinn), stand of trees is 10,500 years old although none of the individual trees is...

Wollemi pine stands

The three only existing populations of Wollemia nobilis pine in deep, inaccessible gorges with less than 100 Wollemi pines remaining. This tree was thought...