I went with my family to Mt Field National Park (Tasmania) recently with my family to photograph some cool, gnarly pencil pines. We did the Tarn Shelf walk (about 8hrs) which is about 1200 metres above sea level. It was seriously the most spectacular walk I’ve ever been on. It was like being in a sculptured japanese garden complete with bonsai trees, miniature ponds and strategically-placed rocks. Part of the walk wove through a dead forest of bleached white tree ‘sculptures’ set amongst verdent green alpine shrubs. It was like walking in a fantasy world. There were plenty of pencil pines in their element and one in particular that I was on the hunt for (pictured above).