EUCALYPTUS REGNANS, ALSO KNOWN AS THE SWAMP GUM OR MOUNTAIN ASH, GROWS UP TO 100M HIGH AND IS THE TALLEST FLOWERING TREE IN THE WORLD.
Very few people are aware that the tallest flowering tree in the world grows right here in Tasmania. The forests in which they inhabit are one of the most carbon rich forests in the world yet they have an intrinsic and ecologically necessary relationship with fire. We want to elevate these trees to become a symbol of Australias natural heritage along side Uluru, The Great Barrier Reef and The Blue Mountains.
“Their immense scale and poor quality of wood combined with Tasmanias persistent difficult weather pushed the team and equipment to the limit.”
— Steven Pearce, Director of Photography
In 2016 the team spent over 8 weeks in the Styx Valley, 100 km to the west of Hobart, filming, photographing and climbing giant Eucalyptus regnans trees. The camera rig for photographing the tree portrait took two weeks to install due to the huge size of these trees, the wide distances they were apart and the frequent bad weather events. Despite this, the team have managed to create an incredible portrait of a 84 meter high tree. We have also produced some stunning photos and videos of the forest, capturing many beautiful photos from a bird's eye view using drones.