There has been a lot of rain this year, and especially over the last few days. Big Brook dam is overflowing and this is a shot of the spillway. (Big Brook dam is in Pemberton in the SW of Western Australia).
These shots were taken upstream of Moon’s Crossing (the crossing refers to an old road crossing now in poor condition and only navigable by vehicles with good ground clearance and when the river levels are low). Upstream there are large pools and the river runs at a direction that allows the early morning sun to light the river – very nice in an early morning fog!).
You can’t go to Pemberton and not take a photo of a Karri Tree. These are the third largest trees in the world behind the Californian redwood and the Victorian Mountain Ash (according to the tour guide). The oldest ones are around 300 years old. You can tell the oldest ones (apart from size) because the crowns have collapsed. Many of these old trees have this cavity in the base – good habitat for something! Around Pemberton these old trees seem to have this bright green moss around the base. In this shot the fern gives some appreciation of the size – this tree would have been over 2m in diameter.