Taken: 6 August 2021
Woods Reserve, Namadgi National Park, ACT
Notes: Downstream from Gibraltar Falls, Gibraltar Creek twines through Namadgi National Park. Southwest of Canberra, the creek rushes through a valley in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, eventually meeting Paddys River, a perennial stream in the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray-Darling basin.
After the 2020 Orroral Valley fires, much of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve was closed to the public for six months. On the banks of Woods Reserve, remnants of the fire are still scattered amongst dense regrowth. At midday, the winter sun reflects off the leaves of native flora, awakening the landscape.