The River Red Gum, belonging to the eucalyptus family, is an iconic Australian tree species. I took this photo along the Avon-Richardson River in Banyena, Victoria. The afternoon sun created amazing colours on the bark and I thought that this, combined with the deep blue sky, would create an interesting photo. River Red Gums are the most widely distributed of all eucalypt species in Australia, occuring in all mainland states. They are typically found along permanent and ephemeral watercourses and under a large range of environmental conditions.