What is wilderness? Dave W provides some insights… IT is a place that is not under human control: a place where people might pass through, but not stay: a land where the wild beasts rule. Before people existed, the world was one vast wilderness. Since we’ve been around, wild areas are less and less common. [...]
Jennifer, I would like to share a photograph of a ‘magical place’ from a cross-country hike, from several years ago, of the Enchanted Pools loop, in the Northern Sierras. The amateur photographer is tiocampo. Here’s a link to all of the photos taken by Frank Farmer (aka tiocampo) on that day. http://tinyurl.com/c2rsa5t He includes a [...]
Guess where I took this photograph… and what the rock formation shows?
Can someone guess where I took this photograph?
HAVE you had a chance to check out the spectacular new Daintree Rainforest website? Magnificent beauty and extraordinary biodiversity presented through a gallery of images in full-screen format. The complexities of the oldest surviving rainforest in the world continue to challenge humanity as it strives to comprehend the continuity of growth, the intricate relationships and [...]
Hi Jennifer, Longtime reader etc etc and I must thankyou for your always interesting blog. I could find no mention of Emma Marris and her new book ‘The Rambunctious Garden’ on there so I wondered if you were aware of it. I thought it would generate some debate as it has with my group of [...]
This brilliant red, waxy toadstool is the fruiting body of an inconspicuous fungus that thrives on leaf litter, rotting wood and soil in the rainforests of North Queensland when the weather starts to warm up… which is usually towards Christmas time in Australia. The image was sent to me by Neil Hewett from Cooper Creek [...]
Hello Jennifer, Tourism in the Daintree Rainforest is continuing to decline, partly because of the relative value of the Australian dollar. Recent upturns in the global economy have been met with a proportionate recovery in other parts of Australia, but the far north seems to have suffered the double whammy of natural disasters which have [...]
The chief executive of the National Parks Association of New South Wales, Andrew Cox, was reported in today’s The Sydney Morning Herald saying that he would “die in a ditch” protecting national parks from commercialisation by the tourism industry. Back of Bourke, May 2005. Photograph taken by Jennifer Marohasy ————— Other posts in this series: [...]
For me, wilderness both resonates of human potential and also describes the ultimate expression of humanity. No other state of relations can be more admirable. Far from the notion of humankind and wilderness being mutually exclusive, I believe we must rather aspire to change for the benefit of wilderness and in so doing, restore to [...]