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Views from Mount Luxmore & the Kepler Track - 8/9

Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 24 November 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Linking my earlier posts on Lake Manapouri & Te Anau is Mount Luxmore & the Kepler Track.
New Zealand boasts some 550 species of moss, a rich variety for such a small area and about one-fifth are endemic (not found outside NZ). Mosses do not absorb water or nutrients from their substrate through their roots, so while mosses often grow on trees, they are never parasitic on the tree. They are small, herbaceous and absorb water and nutrients through their leaves along with the harvest of sunlight to create food through photosynthesis.

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/100 second F/3.6 ISO 400 261 mm (35mm equiv.)

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/100 second
F/3.6
ISO 400
261 mm (35mm equiv.)

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