Patterns in rock

Often some of the most beautiful landscapes can be created from destruction. When the wind and rain destroy man-made structures we consider it destruction, but when it happens to hardened rock over eons it then becomes something beautiful. Delicate folds and ridges shaped by the elements which then mold surfaces that are otherwise indestructible.

Beauty in the details

Keeping with our theme of beauty in things other than grand sweeping landscapes here is a little detail that I thought was really lovely. I was walking along the path when I noticed these symmetrical little leaves on a fallen log. Nature really is quite remarkable when we take the time to get in close... Continue Reading →

Pied pied pied

For those of us without hours and hours of time to sit around waiting for wildlife there is a really good alternative. A trip to your local zoo or wildlife park can present a wonderful opportunity to get reasonably close to animals and birds that are relatively habituated to people. It also saves the need... Continue Reading →

Road signs and wildlife

Road signs are an often overlooked point of interest. They vary from country to country, region to region. If you're trying to drive in a foreign country they can be overwhelmingly confusing. But one type of road sign that is pretty clearly understood is the wildlife warning sign. These can be found all over the... 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 →

It doesn’t have to be distant

This is the view driving down a local street to get to my house. I have driven along this road thousands of times over the years. And I'm usually so busy watching the road that I never even notice this incredible view right in front of me. Until, one particular day, I was driving along... Continue Reading →

Orpheus beauty

Far north Queensland is home to one of the most renowned Marine Science university degrees in the world. Done through James Cook University, one of the highlights of the course is a trip to the beautiful Orpheus Island. I had an opportunity to spend some time photographing the facilities and this was the view that... Continue Reading →

What to do with a pest

International trade and travel has brought with it the introduction of many different species of plants and animal into parts of the world they were never meant to be. Red Back Spiders in Japan, lorrikeets in New Zealand and camels in central Australia to name just a few. Usually the results are disastrous for the... Continue Reading →

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