The original artists

Long before Captain Cook ever stumbled across these shores aboriginal people had 40,000 year connection to this vast continent. Over that time, as with indigenous cultures all over the world, they developed their own creation stories and art forms. Aboriginal art is increasingly popular around the world and even artists from such out of the... Continue Reading →

Go toady go!

Cane toads. Love them or hate them they're now a part of the landscape here in Queensland, They were in fact released for the first time in a little town called Gordonvale, just south of Cairns. But just north of Cairns, in the little town of Port Douglas, they have taken the oft-despised cane toad... Continue Reading →

A crater full of fun

When it heats up on the coast it's pretty unbearable. Temperatures hit the mid-30s and, until we get some rain to cool things off again, the aircon is your best friend. But being stuck in the house all day is pretty boring. There's a reason we live in a place of such natural beauty and... Continue Reading →

Roadside honesty

To be honest with you I don't know if this is purely an Australia thing. I've been to nearly 60 countries world wide and I don't recall seeing this custom anywhere else. Side of the road. Middle of nowhere. A little table with a cover set up offering local produce for sale. But nobody there... Continue Reading →

Food glorious food

Food photography. It's a whole specialty to itself. Eager diners happily snap their meals before posting them to all manner of social media for their friends and followers to drool over. I don't do that. In fact I've usually completely finished eating by the time I realise I should probably take a picture. But that... Continue Reading →

Froggies and bananas

Sometimes the photo gods bless us. Often they just leave us fuming but every so often they throw us a bone. That was the case for this photo. I had been photographing a banana farm for a morning down in the small town of Tully, a couple of hours south of Cairns. At this stage... Continue Reading →

The sun always shines

There's an unwritten law in travel and tourism photography. Well, it might actually be written somewhere for all I know. It's that unbreakable. And that is, the sun always shines. Finding pictures of rainy days in any tourism destination photography is a pretty unlikely scenario. Good thing for us editorial photographers that that rule doesn't... Continue Reading →

Another aerial option

Before anybody mentions it, I forgot another aerial option yesterday! Of course this is only really an option in well-known travel destinations, but increasingly hot air ballooning is offered all around the world. Here in far north Queensland there are a number of operators who can get you up into the sky for wonderful views... Continue Reading →

The world from above

Getting up above the world is a great way to get a whole new perspective on a landscape. You can put things in a perspective not possible from the ground, and use a longer lens to isolate parts of the environment to create abstracts from nature. If you haven't gone the drone route however (and... Continue Reading →

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