Devil's punchbowl

PhotographerDouglas Gimesy
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryBrighton, Australia
Photo Date18th October, 2014
Entry Description

The Devil's Punchbowl at Arthurs pass is in the mountains of New Zealand's south island, where the southern alps divides the west and east coast. It receives over a meter of precipitation a year. There is a striking difference between the habitats on either side of this main divide, with mountain beech dominating the drier eastern slopes and a mixture of podocarp rainforest, red-flowering rātā and understories of shrubs, ferns and mosses on the west. Above the bushline, snow tussock and alpine meadows exist.

About Photographer

Wildlife images are one of the most powerful ways we have of engaging people in the natural world? Sir David Attenborough. Because of this, I primarily work with those whose values and goals closely align with mine, and organisations who want to inspire people and communities to discover, value and protect the natural world.