The Vale of Belvoir + Conjuring Lost Marsupials + As the Seasons Turn + Tasmania in High Definition
After Issue Eighteen, there was a remarkable conversation with the State Library of Tasmania- they’ve requested archival copies of Tasmanian Geographic to deposit for future generations.
This sparked a conversation on how to print or statically archive a dynamically generated web page. It’s a good challenge, though, and I think before long we’ll find a way to puzzle a suitable format. If you’ve got any suggestions or ideas on how to go about this, please let us know!
You’ll find some marvelous stuff in this issue. You might recall the brilliant illustration accompanying the article on Thylacleo. We are delighted to be able to share more extinct marsupials from the portfolio of Nobu Tamura, one of the world’s most prolific illustrators of extinct species. If you click around the web researching long-gone animals (and you should!)- you’ll have found his work all over Wikimedia. He’s provided us a lovely collection of Pleistocene marsupial illustrations, and they bring these recently lost animals to life in a dramatic way.
Arwen Dyer returns to share her finely crafted images of the montane Nothofagus trees, as they lose their leaves in autumn. If you enjoy her work, you’ll also enjoy seeing learning about her campaign to head to Flinders Island for a photographic residency.
Dennis from Studio Junkyard introduces us to the Vale of Belvoir in northern Tasmania. He’s the creator of Studio Junkyard and an active proponent of open source web and photography ethics.
And of course, we’ve had Milosh K’s wonderful travelogue of Tasmania- filmed in high definition- posted on TG since the earliest days but we’re only now giving it the featured spot it deserves. Enjoy!
We hope you enjoy reading Issue Nineteen as much as we enjoyed putting it together!
As always, we rely on YOU to help us spread the word about these wonderful stories.
All the best!
– The Editor
Late May 2014
The Editor of Tasmanian Geographic is a shadowy and mysterious figure who is often found deep underground, in the treetop branches, on coastal beaches, or high in the mountains.
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