title: Forest scene
medium: Fine art photography (organic photo montage)
printing: Archival pigment ink (epson k3) museum quality.
edition: Limited edition 50 (first exhibited in Cairns regional art gallery 2009)
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Forest scene - Daintree, As you walk through the rainforest, patches of light penetrate through the canopy and stimulate your senses. Time stands still and breathing has never felt so good. Take your time to allow creatures from within the shadows to slowly appear. Sometimes you may only catch a glimpse of movement out of the corner of your eye. Allow your imagination to run wild & free as the more you look, the more you see. This artwork is created from deep within the Daintree rainforest of northern Australia and was first exhibited in the Cairns Regional Art Gallery, 2009. This is Cassowary Country exhibition.
The diversity of the Daintree Rainforest is huge with over 3000 species of different plants discovered, and 395 of these species are listed as either rare or threatened. Over 12,000 types of insects call the Daintree home and many more are waiting to be identified. The Daintree Rainforest is believed to be over 135 million years old! This makes it the oldest tropical lowland rainforest on Earth. It is home to 65% of Australia’s bat and butterfly species and only takes up 0.1% of Australia. About 28% of frogs, 40% of birds, 34% of mammals and 65% of ferns in Australia can all be found within the Daintree Rainforest. some of the rare animals in the Daintree region are the infamous Cassowary, amazing Bennets tree kangaroo and fruitbats.
These mammals are extremely important for the rainforests genetic diversity, health and survival.
Because flying-foxes are highly mobile, seeds can be moved locally and over great distances. High mobility also makes flying-foxes very effective as forest pollinators. Pollen sticks to their furry bodies and as they crawl from flower to flower, and fly from tree to tree, they pollinate the flowers and aid in the production of honey. This reinforces the gene pool and health of native forests. Nectar-feeding bats are important pollinators of tropical rainforest plants. Like fruit-eating bats, nectar-feeding bats rely on sight to locate their primary source of food: flower nectar. In tropical rain forests and savannahs, bats are considered the most important seed dispersing animals of the rainforest.