Xanthorrhoea forest after the fire: Kingaham Valley, Imbil, Queensland

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Comments (8)

bdeh on April 12, 2013

Beautiful plants and all flowering now Ian. LIKE! Greetings Berend

ԁk‒cam on April 12, 2013

It is an amazing shot! L

Kind regards, Finn

Ian Stehbens on April 13, 2013

Correct, *Berend8. They are all in flower with their tall flower spikes and thousands of tiny blossoms on each spike head.

This comes after months of drought, a fire, and then months of summer flood rains.

(And there is one of these growing 2M from my study window! I see it now.)

Greetings from Imbil,


Ian Stehbens on April 13, 2013

Thank you Finn. This is a small piece of my world. I have been waiting for a glorious sunset to photograph among this Xanthorrhoea community, but when I was there on a showery day and saw that they were all in bloom, I decided I couldn't wait for a special light.

Great to share with you,


ebi lutze on April 14, 2013

Hi Ianfrom the Group A1-Unique Australia We call them Yakka's in WA they are black boys and how do you call them by they're common name. Beautifull capture Ian, no special light needed here. L. Regards Ebi

gezginruh on April 19, 2013

Yes! an incredible beauty!

Love Fü

Ian Stehbens on May 5, 2013

Greetings Ebi. This is a contribution to Unique Australia. I call them Xanthorrhoea (pronounced Zanthoreea), but some call them blackboys, otherwise grass-trees. They take centre stage all on their own, without any spotlight, but I would love to spend some time among them in afternoon golden light, and see what I can do with the camera.

Kind regards,


Ian Stehbens on May 5, 2013

One day, , I will show you the beauty of these trees in person. You must make it to this side of the globe!

Warmest regards,


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