LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY > SOUTHWEST NATIONAL PARK – MT. ANNE AND LAKE PEDDER REGION – TASMANIA > Mt. Solitary Enshrouded in Cloud Panorama (Lake Pedder from Mt. Eliza, Mt. Anne Track, Southwest National Park)
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The track to Mt. Anne is one of the most beautiful areas in Tasmania. The ascent up Mt. Eliza at the beginning of the Mt. Anne track offers continual, unobscured, panoramic views of Lake Pedder while the alpine traverse across the Mt. Anne plateau offers spectacular 360° views of the multiple mountain ranges in Tasmania’s rugged Southwest National Park World Heritage Area. Climbing to the summit of Mt. Anne (1423m (4669’)), the highest mountain in Tasmania’s Southwest, however, is not for the faint-hearted. This photograph was taken near the bottom of Mt. Eliza on the Mt. Anne Circuit.
Southwest National Park World Heritage Area is Tasmania’s most remote wilderness and is dominated by buttongrass plains, wet eucalypt forests and jagged mountain ranges. The Southern Ocean forms the park’s southern boundary, while expansive Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon occupy its centre. The park is home to endangered orange bellied parrots (Neophema chrysogaster) and Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila addax fleayi) as well as 1000+ year old Huon Pines. If the Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) still exists, it would likely be in Southwest National Park.