Brachychitons by night

My photographic exploration of these intriguing trees continues.

On a cool evening at Highwoods on the Darling Downs I watched the fading light soak into textured bark. As eerie silhouettes against a starlit sky, these trees seem otherworldly and ancient, reaching silently toward the Milky Way.

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Thanks to Martin, Rod and Mark. See also: Bottle Trees at Highwoods, Brachychiton survivors and Brachychitons Part 2.

5 thoughts on “Brachychitons by night

  1. Jane

    Beautiful shots, Rob. I saw many bottle trees when I lived out at Roma in Queensland but didn’t know the interesting genus name so thanks for the education. They have wonderful silhouettes don’t they? I often tried to take shots of them in front of a sunrise/sunset. I have yet to try night photography like your impressive images.

  2. charley

    All of these shots are amazing Rob! I especially like the next to the last one because it reminds me of my son when he was a little guy; back then he called broccoli “trees!” I also love the contrast of the trees and the stars on the last two! Wow!!!


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