Jon Harris is a nature-loving photographer enthralled by the mystical power of the forest. Take a minute out of your hectic schedule, come walk in the forest.
I instantly feel at ease as I venture under the protective canopy, the calm tranquility washing over me.
It’s the serenity, the peace, the smell of the air – a vitality and a oneness with nature. You feel safe and protected, as if these gentle giants swaying in the breeze are watching over you.
I love exploring foreign forests; the different trees and vegetation, wildlife and birds can all feel so familiar yet so strange compared to Australian forests. And then you discover a plantation of gum trees in a random place like Sri Lanka and instantly feel the comfort of home.
Forests are a living, breathing, thriving ecosystem. Even when there’s not a breath of wind, the trees and undergrowth that make up a forest pulse with energy and life. This pulse can energise you and at the same time, you feel incredibly insignificant as life around you carries on.
Waterfalls add a dash of vitality, crystal clear streams enhance the serenity.
Don’t rush, take the opportunity to soak up that unique forest feeling.