Paperbark, many Australian trees have bark like this - it helps to survive bush fires by insulating the living cambium below.

Paperbark, many Australian trees have bark like this - it helps to survive bush fires by insulating the living cambium below.

This dead Snowgum from the devastating bush fires of 2003 is still standing tall and beautiful in its silver, bleached glory and I was able to capture it against the clear blue sky by lying down backwards over a rock in the snow.

This dead Snowgum from the devastating bush fires of 2003 is still standing tall and beautiful in its silver, bleached glory and I was able to capture it against the clear blue sky by lying down backwards over a rock in the snow.

Snow Gums Crackenback by paulriley

Snow Gums Crackenback by paulriley

Snow gums, New South Wales, Australia

Snow gums, New South Wales, Australia

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