LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY > MACRO AND CLOSE UPS – TASMANIA > Caladenia Cracens (Elegant Fingers) Close Up 1


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Caladenia cracens, otherwise known as Elegant Fingers or Elegant Caladenia, is a somewhat common orchid that is endemic to Tasmania.

This photograph of Caladenia Fuscata was taken within Tasmania’s Southwest National Park World Heritage Area near South Cape Bay, Australia’s southernmost point. South Cape Bay can be accessed by either the easy way or the hard way. The easy way is to start at Cockle Creek and walk for a couple of hours over relatively flat terrain with variable scenery through dry eucalypt forests, marshy heathlands and coastal shrub. The hard way is to fly into Melaleuca and walk for seven days (74 km (46 mi)) on Tasmania’s famous “South Coast Track”.

Southwest National Park World Heritage Area is Tasmania’s largest park at 6183 square km (2387 square mi). With its jagged quartzite mountain peaks, battered coastlines and buttongrass moorlands, it is Tasmania’s most remote, wild and rugged wilderness.

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