Looks can be deceiving

Kookaburras are so cute we can often forget that they are skilled hunters and predators. This little guy was out the front of my house and I noticed he had something in his mouth. Not content to simply fly back to his perch in a nearby gum tree he first beat the hell out of... Continue Reading →

What kind of mouths do frogs have?

I don't think I've ever seen a frog with a mouth like this, but I've certainly seen lots of Tawny Frogmouths like this! The Frogmouth is a nocturnal bird, which during the day has the convenient (for photographers) habit of sitting very still in the branches of trees. Often they close their eyes, seeming to... Continue Reading →

Green Island scientists

The weather forecast was looking beautiful for the week I James Cook University called asking whether I was available to head out to Green Island with their researchers to photograph their field research on water quality. Seriously? I had my bathers on before I even got off the phone! I love the work I get... Continue Reading →

No brains, no fear

One of the joys of being a parent is you get to photograph your children doing death-defying stunts whilst looking through a viewfinder! The first time my son dropped off the edge of the big bowl at the Esplanade skate park he was four years old. At that age and size he didn't have enough... Continue Reading →

Play ball!

If you're anything like me your kids don't particularly think you're very cool. Sure they might have an inkling that what you do for a living is interesting, but for the most part they couldn't care less. Unless you make them look cool. My two both play baseball here in Cairns, with my eldest (pictured... Continue Reading →

All the fun of the fair

One good hint for all your budding travel photographers. If you can, try and schedule your trip around a festival or event. They're a great way to capture images of local people having a great time, usually so preoccupied with having fun that they don't worry about the camera at all. In fact people are... Continue Reading →

Reflections on green

  A big part of my business is helping large organisations get a handle on their extensive image libraries. This includes local government departments, who often have more than ten years worth of digital images haphazardly stuck in multiple folders on a central server, with nobody really having any idea where anything is. So I... Continue Reading →

Always visit the library

I love books, and as a by-product of that I love libraries. I always try to visit libraries whenever I'm travelling, even if I don't speak the language or have any idea what the books say. Libraries are a great insight into the culture of a place, and they are often to be found in... Continue Reading →

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