The Blue Mountains in New South Wales is a popular destination because of its breathtaking views and fascinating geology. The rugged cliffs plunge into a basin of rainforest which feels almost prehistoric, and abandoned miners tracks litter the forest below. As I explored the top of the ridge and the rain forest, clouds and tropical rain eased in and out of the horse shoe-shaped basin creating ethereal cloud formations.

The Blue Mountains earn its name because of the large number of eucalyptus trees in the area. The trees release eucalyptus oil into the air which refracts the light in a bluish tint. So any blue you see in these photographs is what you see in real life – not edited in.