In spring every year Western Australia is covered in wildflowers. This display varies depending on winter rainfall and spring temperatures but usually begins in the far north of the state in July and runs through to November in the far south. With over 6,000 identified species the diversity is amazing and the 200 shown here are but a small sampling. Most native flowers are extremely small and macrophotography is required to reveal the complex and beautiful structures. Photography in the field at such magnifications is very challenging. The movement of the flower head across the frame in the wind is the equivalent of trying to photograph a Formula 1 racing car! We travelled over six thousand kilometres in the spring of 2013, along three circuits – one North to Geraldton, one East to Wave Rock and one South through Albany – to capture this spectacular natural display.
© Robin Williams Photography