Just got back from a short trip up to Cairns to view the total eclipse of the sun. Apart from that we took some time to check out the awesome World Heritage Daintree tropical rainforest and of course the Great Barrier Reef. All up, an adventure of awesomeness. I haven’t yet gone through my photos, but stay tuned for more tropical trees.
On our walk in the forest, we suspect (due to a number of blackened trunks) that we could see the effect of the 2009 bushfires. On the left of the ridge (and the pictures), the trees are a lot shorter and more uniform in height. (A pretty impressive recovery though!) On the right in the water catchment are the full height Mountain Ash, mostly unscathed.