I’ve spent the last week in the Victorian high country and what a great way to finish 2015. Watching the sun set over the alpine ranges in summer is always a calming way to the end the day. I have been visiting this part of Australia for nearly forty years and I never tire of the opportunity to appreciate the serenity be able to disconnect from the hustle and bustle at the lower altitudes.
Staying on Mt Hotham, my days were filled with day walks and getting out with the camera to enjoying spectaualr sunrises and sunsets. Even with what seem to be ever persistent flies, summer is a great time to explore the Victorian High Country and the Alpine National Park. A variety of tracks & trails access some of Australia’s best views, unique flora and fauna and some of the regions richest history.
Below are a couple of photos from this trip. Thanks to all for your interest in my photography over the past year. Best wishes for a fantastic 2016 ahead full of fun and adventure.
Day Break - Looking across the razorback to the summit of Mount Feathertop and Mount Buffalo.
High Country Sanctuary - Steeped with history and set in beautiful natural landscapes, high country huts have played an important role in the recent European history of Australia's alpine region.
Spargo Hut is a State Heritage registered building, described as the Mawson’s Hut of the Australian Alps. The hut is a survivor of the 1939, 2003 and 2013 bushfires.
Branching Out - On this morning I was greeted with a spectacular sunrise, creating a stunning backdrop to these snow gums branching out amongst the high plains.