When I moved to Australia, I very quickly fell in love with the local flora. It never failed to make me smile. Eucalyptus, banksias, melaleucas - all very exotic. As a lover of photography, I started taking pictures of everything...
Gum Tree (by Magno Barros)
With each new plant, grew my interest in exploring new fragrances, names, curiosities, medicinal uses and their relationship with the ecosystem. That's how I started to discover the colors, flavors and aromas of Australia...
Straw Flower (by Magno Barros)
By understanding the local flora, I came to better understand the relationships between plants, animals, climate, geography, native peoples and even local history. I learned about the children's characters (Snugglepot & Cuddlepie), about Aboriginal medicine and about European colonization. Without realizing it, all this knowledge made me create deeper "roots" in Australia...
Lemon Scented Tea Tree (by Magno Barros)
Through the video above, I want to share with you some of what I learned and show you some of the photos I take but rarely show anyone.
Enjoy my photos and I hope you can see it all in person soon...
Acacia / Wattle (by Magno Barros)
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Wild Lily (by Magno Barros)
Kangaroo Paw (by Magno Barros)
Pig Face (by Magno Barros)
Clustered Everlasting (by Magno Barros)
Emu Bush (by Magno Barros)
Banksia (by Magno Barros)
Grevillea (by Magno Barros)
Bottle Brush (by Magno Barros)
Melaleuca / Tea Tree (by Magno Barros)