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 →

Miles and miles of beach

So this is one thing we're justifiably famous for here in Queensland. Miles and miles of pristine beach free from invading hordes. Yes you can pretty much find kilometres of basically empty beach on which to take a leisurely stroll. Nobody trying to sell you a sarong, offer you a massage or entice you with... Continue Reading →

We like ’em big in Australia

We seem to have a thing in Australia for building giant statues of everyday objects. There's the giant pineapple, the giant banana, the giant sheep. And then there's this fellow. The Cassowary is a large, flightless bird found in far northern Queensland and Papua New Guinea. It is extremely endangered and many birds lose their... Continue Reading →

The curse of the palm tree

People love palm trees. I get it. They remind you of somewhere warm. They're picturesque and have a sense of romance about them. You can imagine yourself sitting underneath sipping on a Pina Colada. So this is a reminder to myself that they're actually quite beautiful. Why do I need to remind myself? Because I... Continue Reading →

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