In pictures: Photographing Australia's tallest trees

Photographers have scaled towering eucalyptus trees in Tasmania for a spectacular art project.

An aerial view of one of the world's tallest trees, the eucalyptus regnans, in Tasmania's Styx Valley Image copyright Steven Pearce
Image caption One of the world's tallest trees, eucalyptus regnans dot the state's Styx Valley, 90km (55 miles) northwest of Hobart.
An aerial view of eucalyptus regnans Image copyright Steven Pearce
Image caption The species, which is the tallest flowering plant, is also known as mountain ash or swamp gum.
A flower blooms on a eucalyptus regnans Image copyright Steven Pearce
Image caption The photographers hope to draw attention to some of the world's largest and most unusual trees.
Photo of the world's tallest trees, the eucalyptus regnans. Image copyright Steven Pearce
Image caption "It's purely about awareness," photographer Steven Pearce told the BBC.
Photo of the world's tallest trees, the eucalyptus regnans Image copyright Steven Pearce
Image caption The team suspended a camera between branches to photograph the eucalypts, which can grow to almost 100m (328ft).
Ecologist Dr Jen Sanger inspects a tree Image copyright Steven Pearce
Image caption Mr Pearce said he became interested in trees through his wife, ecologist Dr Jen Sanger, who studies plants that grow on other plants.
Photo of the world's tallest trees, the eucalyptus regnans. Image copyright Steven Pearce
Image caption The trees in the valley have Lord of the Rings-themed nicknames, including Fangorn and Gandalf's Staff.
Photo of the world's tallest trees, the eucalyptus regnans. Image copyright Steven Pearce
Image caption The Tree Project team spent 67 days on the project, which is now on display at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Photo of the world's tallest trees, the eucalyptus regnans. Image copyright Steven Pearce
Image caption "For our next project, we're planning shoot a tropical rainforest tree 94m high in a place called Danum Valley in Borneo," Mr Pearce said.

Click here to see The Tree Project's high-resolution image of a tree dubbed Gandalf's Staff.