Shrouded in fog, this snow gum withstands the harsh winter conditions as one the highest snow gums in Victoria. Surviving on the heights of Mt Hotham, it has somehow escaped the ravages of bushfires in the area in recent years. With the surrounding fog, the gum stands alone as testament to its survival against the harsh alpine conditions it has to withstand during the cold winter months while covered in snow and ice.
This image won a Silver award in the 2010 International Aperture Awards, a Silver with Distinction award in the 2011 Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards, a Silver with Distinction in the 2011 NSW/ACT Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) Awards and a Silver award in the 2011 Epson International Photographic Pano awards.
Image courtesy of Scott Leggo one of our PMA competition winners 2011