Maja-Jalunji has undoubtedly become the most highly-refined photosynthetic performer on the planet.
Drawing red bands of light from the white-light of the sun leaves a residue of reflected light that most humans see as green; and yet, within this reflected light, blue and ultraviolet bands dominate the un-utilised portion of residual white-light. A light environment is established at the leafy, outer-surface of the rainforest, which makes the colour blue stand out with greatest prominence
BEAUTIFUL BACKERS OF BLUE
Fruits of the Cassowary Plum – Cerbera floribunda (Schumann, K.M., 1889) are discretely green until fully developed, turning conspicuously blue upon ripening. An abundance of these beautiful blue fruits are dislodged to the forest floor by the enthusiastic attention of fruit doves. To the highly adapted auditory sensitivities of Southern Cassowaries – Casuarius casuarius johnsonii (F. Müller, 1866), with their stunning blue head and neck, fruit striking the forest floor must resound with great appeal. The diurnal Zodiac Moth – Alcides metaurus (Hopffer, 1856) also distinguishes itself with blue and compounding structural attributes of wing-scales that increase iridescence and reflectivity, as bold and beautiful as the deep freshwater pools of Cooper Creek.
Forest Kingfishers – Todiramphus macleayii (Jardine & Selby, 1830), Little Kingfishers – Alcedo pusilla (Temminck, 1836), Azure Kingfishers – Alcedo azurea (Latham, 1802), Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfishers – Tanysiptera sylvia (Gould, 1850); Rainbow Bee-eaters – Merops ornatus (Latham, 1801), Noisy Pittas and Dollarbirds – Eurystomus orientalis (Linnaeus, 1766), all benefit from the beautiful prominence of blue.
Deep within the ancient rainforests of Maja-Jalunji, a deep blue birthing site occupies the confluence of three significant watercourses about a sharp bend in Cooper Creek. Brimming with spirituality and all the qualities that optimise birthing advantage long into life, the site imprints new-born sensitivity with utopian foundations, from which a lifetime of custodial decision-making aspires to the pristine paradise from whence it came.