Monday, 21 November 2011

Crimson Rosellas at the Lamington NP

The Lamington National Park is approximately 100 km south of Brisbane, declared in 1915 after Lord Lamington, the Governor of Queensland at that time. Remarkable for its 20500 ha, unique flora and fauna and the sheer beauty of its mountains and sub-tropical rain forests, the park was listed as a World Heritage Area in 1994.
 Walking in such an ancient forest encountering so many species of unique wildlife and massive trees was an amazing experience. Many of the encounters such as with the Albert's Lyrebird were fleeting, but Crimson Rosellas -Platycercus elegans- were very friendly and used to feed from people's hands.

View from the tree top

Rain forest waterfalls

View from inside a Strangler Fig


  1. Beautiful painting as always Mateo. The photo from inside the strangler fig is fascinating.

  2. What a lovely experience, thank you for sharing...and the lovely rosellas are rendered delicately as usual, although so colourful.

  3. Beautiful work. I like the way you integrate your superbly observed subjects into a sketchy background - it conveys a lively, freshness to the paintings.


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