One of the most spectacular natural destinations in Australia is, without doubt, Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. For people who haven’t been before, it often takes their breath away and as a wildlife and nature photographer, it’s definitely one of my favourite locations in Australia to take my camera. I have been to Cradle Mountain countless times, either photographing, presenting photo tours or as a holiday destination. The scenery is stunning and quite majestic and there is so much variety in the types of habitats to photograph.
The end of April/early May is a great time to visit Cradle Mountain with your camera, as this is when the incredible autumn colour changes occur. This is known as the ‘The Turning of the Fagus ’ (short for Nothofagus gunnii, the botanical name for this deciduous Beech trees). This annual event lasts only a few weeks each year and being Tasmania’s (and Australia’s) only deciduous tree, makes this event very special. The autumn colour leaves change and make for spectacular scenery that just has to be photographed! Apart from the ‘Turning of the Fagus’, there are also lush, green forests filled with King Billy and Pencil Pines, which are also very photogenic. Mosses, lichens and liverworts are everywhere and it’s also one of the best locations to photograph a wide variety of beautiful fungi, found in every conceivable shape, size and colour.
For the first time ever, I am presenting a five day photography workshop at Cradle Mountain, in Tasmania, based around the time of the autumn colour changes. My first ‘Cradle Mountain Autum Colour Changes ‘photography workshop booked out in 5 days, with a second one straight after now only having four places left! If you would like to join me on the 5 day photography workshop of Cradle Mountain, or find out more about this exciting photography workshop, please click HERE for full details.
If you have a passion for wildlife, nature or travel photography and would love to go on a small-number, professional photography adventure, please get in touch with Michael Snedic at WildNature Photo Expeditions. You can call him on 0408 941 965 or fill in this Contact Form and he will get back to you ASAP.