SNAPPY GUMS

Eucalyptus leucophloia

All across the Pilbra grows a small twisted eucalypt known as Snappy Gum.  So called because the dead branches snap cleanly across the grain when cracked across a rock or log. This makes them ideal for fire wood. The young trees are smooth and graceful, but as they age, develop into fantastic, knotted,twisted shapes. They are great fun to photograph, particularly with a 10mm lens. Here are some of my favorites.



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