Ken Duncan – Snowy River Country, VIC 748 Piece Puzzle
Snowy River Country, VIC – IMAGES OF AUSTRALIA
Mist lingers in the high country forest of Alpine National Park. Every feature of these distinctive snow gums, from their contorted limbs to their brash streaks of colour, speaks character. These trees have stood firm against wind, rain and snow. But one thing is harder to withstand. Since this photo was taken, vast fires have swept through the area. It will take a long time to recreate some of these special scenes. The tragedy is that so much of the destruction by fire could be prevented. If the high country cattlemen hadn’t been locked out of these areas – the very areas they once made legendary – the forest would be far better cared for than today. In many cases, national parks authorities simply do not have sufficient resources to manage such huge swaths of land. I hope that good sense will once again prevail. I am one of many people fighting for more open use of national parks, so that they can be managed more effectively in the future.
This high quality range of jigsaw puzzles presents the classic beauty of the Australian landscape as seen through the lens of Australian born photographer Ken Duncan – capturing the rich ochre reds of the outback, the turquoise blue of the sea and shadowed greens of the rainforest. Ken is one of the world’s leading exponents of panoramic landscape photography and spends much of his life travelling to remote and exotic locations.