This week’s photo challenge is to turn the concrete and familiar into something new and mysterious.
I thought of this photo I’d taken last month. I was absolutely fascinated by the gnarled patterns in this big old tree trunk. I couldn’t help but wonder what had caused it to grow in such a way with lines and patterns etched into the wood.
Old tree trunk
E is for Esperance, around 800 kilometres south east of Perth in Western Australia, at the edge of the wheat belt with beautiful clear, crisp Southern Ocean beaches. Exmouth lies around 1400 kilometres north of Perth at the northern tip of the Ningaloo (coral) reef.
E is also for Etosha National Park, Namibia’s largest game reserve which was made famous by the Etosha (which means “great white place”) pan.
Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia, and there are numerous different species. Emus are large Australian non-flying birds and Echidnas are mammals that lay eggs (otherwise known as monotremes).
Etosha pan at our next visit
Etosha pan in April 2011
Twilight beach in Esperance, WA
Surfers near Exmouth, northwest WA