It doesn’t have to be beautiful…to be beautiful.

One thing I've noticed about Instagram, and indeed photography in general recently, is that there is an obsession with beauty. Whether it be the seeming need to put a pretty girl in a bikini in an otherwise perfect landscape, or a half-naked buff guy there seemingly for mere eye-candy. As a travel photographer this really... Continue Reading →

Contemplating the serenity

I've made no secret about this being my favourite little piece of rainforest in far north Queensland. Just north of Port Douglas, the easily accessible Mossman Gorge is a popular place with both tourists and locals alike. The water is always refreshingly cold in summer or winter, and this little swimming hole is the most... Continue Reading →

Entering another world

There's something about barriers to entry, particularly in a physical sense. When there is something stopping you getting somewhere it makes getting there all the more special. For visitors to the Daintree National Park that barrier to entry is a wide, crocodile living Daintree river. The only way to get past this impenetrable toothed barrier... Continue Reading →

Noah Creek sunrise

The edges of the day are where the magic happens for photographers. Well, at least those who live pretty close to the equator. For those of us in the tropics the sun gets pretty much too harsh for beautiful images a couple of hours after the sun pokes its head above the horizon. Something that... Continue Reading →

A centre of discovery

The Daintree National Park covers a vast area of over 1200 square kilometres. But the area that the average tourist gets to see? Not so vast. For those without trekking boots and an adventurous spirit your visit is restricted to a much smaller area. And for those without wings your area is even smaller! Not... Continue Reading →

The Title Image

Well that was a blunder. I just realised I haven't posted about the image that serves as this blog's logo and header. It's one of my favourite images, partly because it took a few goes to get successfully and in quite difficult circumstances. Which in and of by itself mean absolutely nothing. Seriously, all you... Continue Reading →

OK, I have a favourite

Of course no visit to far north Queensland would be complete without a visit to the rainforest. There are lots of places to visit the rainforest in this part of the world and I'm probably not supposed to have a favourite but I do, and this is it. Just north of Port Douglas is the... Continue Reading →

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