This scene typifies Australia's outback. A Ghost Gum's smooth white bark contrasts with the rugged red-brown ridges of the MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory. #SteveParish #Australia #Landscape http://www.steveparishgallery.com/products-page/outback/macdonnell-ranges-nt-2/
Schefflera actinophylla is a tree in the Araliaceae family. It is native to tropical rainforests in Australia (eastern Queensland and the Northern Territory), New Guinea and Java. Common names include Queensland umbrella tree, octopus tree and amate
In central Australia, I love the fact that my indigenous friends are often willing to show me new treasures. This has come from long years of relationship and a slowly maturing trust. This particular photograph was taken in an area I thought I knew. But then a good Aboriginal friend said he would take me to see a little waterhole. It was, he said, "little bit long way", which in Aboriginal speech meant it would take anything from ten minutes to ten hours!