Journal

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wildlife, landscape & travel Photography

“An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.”

Sir David Attenborough

November 1, 2021

Eastern Quoll ~ very cute little marsupials

Eastern Quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus) are very cute little marsupials that are native to Australia.  Once found in south-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania, they were declared extinct...

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October 15, 2021

King Billy Pine Forest ~ a walk with giants

King Billy Pines (Athrotaxis selanginoides) also known as King William Pines are a species of tree endemic to Tasmania. They only grow in the...

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October 1, 2021

Australian White Ibis ~ from wetland to urbanland

The Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca) also known as ‘Saced Ibis’ is a protected native bird of Australia under the State Wildlife Nature Conservation...

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September 19, 2021

Tasmanian Devils ~ feisty carnivorous marsupials

The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), also known as the “Tassie Devil”, is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world.  They were once found throughout mainland Australia...

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September 1, 2021

Saltwater crocodile ~ a stealthy, deadly and lurking predator

The saltwater crocodile, estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) or “saltie” as they are most commonly called in Australia are the largest living crocodilian species in...

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August 1, 2021

Waterlilies ~ the quiet jewels of the pond

What are waterlilies The scientific name for the water lily is “Nymphaea”, which comes from the Greek word “nymph”. According  to Greek mythology, Nymphaea means...

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July 17, 2021

Mt Borradaile ~ an authentic nature and art lovers paradise

Mt Borradaile (Awunbarna) is a registered Aboriginal sacred site in northwest Arnhem Land, Northern Territory (NT) Australia. This area is owned and managed by...

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April 23, 2021

Mana Pools National Park ~ a rugged UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mana Pools is one of the most remote and least developed safari parks in Zimbabwe. This 220-hectare wildlife conservation area and National Park in...

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April 16, 2021

Save the Elephant Day 2021

April 16th is “Save the Elephant Day”. It is a day to educate people about elephants and raise awareness that these magnificent animals can and...

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March 26, 2021

Antarctica ~ ‘The White Continent’

Whenever I thought about Antarctica… all I could think of was the “Drake Passage”. The turbulence and drama of the Drake with potential seasickness,...

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March 16, 2021

National Giant Panda Day 2021

March 16th is the day to honour the adorable black and white Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca).  It is also a day to raise awareness of the...

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March 12, 2021

Lake Clark Alaska ~ Home of the Bears

Lake Clark is in the centre of the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (LCNPP). It is located 160 km southwest of Anchorage in...

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February 26, 2021

Haines, Alaska “The Valley of the Eagles”

Haines has been labelled as “The Valley of the Eagles” due to the large annual influx of bald eagles in November. It is situated...

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February 15, 2021

International Hippopotamus Day 2021

February 15th is International Hippo Day, a day to celebrate hippos. There are two species of hippopotamus Large common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) that live in around...

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February 12, 2021

Australian pelicans ~ largest flying bird

Australian pelicans (Pelecanus conspicillatus) are waterbirds. Their habitat is very close to wetlands, waterways, lagoons, swamps, rivers, lakes and coastlines throughout Australia in both...

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February 7, 2021

The Galapagos Islands – a nature paradise with a sordid and scandalous history!

The Galapagos Islands are situated 950 km off the coast of Ecuador. They were discovered in 1535, and was a regular stop over for...

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January 31, 2021

International Zebra Day 2021

January 31st is designated International Zebra Day. These amazing black and white striped animals definitely deserve their own special day!  Zebras (Equus quagga) belong...

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January 29, 2021

Yellowstone National Park – an amazing winter wonderland

Yellowstone National Park (YNP) was not only the first national park in the U.S., but also the first in the world. It was deemed...

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December 14, 2020

World Monkey Day 2020

December 14th is a day to celebrate all of our “monkey” friends and non-human primates (apes, tarsiers and lemurs).  monkey and primate family tree...

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December 13, 2020

National Day of the Horse 2020

Every year on December 13th  is National National Day of the Horse. The relationship between humans and horses has evolved over many thousands of...

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December 4, 2020

Wildlife Conservation Day 2020

Wildlife Conservation Day is celebrated on December 4th every year. Wildlife conservation definition “Wildlife conservation activities relate to the protection of plants and animal...

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December 4, 2020

International Cheetah Day

December 4th is International Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) Day. A day to honour and raise awareness for the ongoing threats that cheetahs are facing on a...

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November 29, 2020

The obsession of urban decay photography

What is the fascination for abandoned and decaying places? What is now termed as “ruin porn”, “urban exploration (UE or URBEX)”, “urban decay photography”,...

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September 28, 2020

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is situated 15 km off the coast of South Australia.  It measures 155 km long and 55 km wide, with 4400 sq.km of...

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September 24, 2020

World Gorilla Day 2020

World gorilla day is the day to celebrate Gorillas.  It is the same day that Dian Fossey established Karisoke Research Centre in 1967.  A few...

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September 22, 2020

World Rhino Day 2020

September 22nd is an international day dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness for the world’s last 5 remaining species of rhinoceros (Rhinocerotidae): white rhino, black...

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September 19, 2020

International Red Panda Day 2020

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is a small mammal species. Their current status is that they are considered to be part of their own...

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September 5, 2020

Kamchatka ~ the wild and untamed

The wild and untamed Kamchatka Peninsula is 1250 km long and 480 km wide at its largest point. The landmass is a 370,000 km² peninsula.  It juts into...

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August 25, 2020

World African Painted Dog Day 2020

What is the African Painted Dog? The African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) is also known as the painted wolf, Cape hunting dog, African hunting...

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August 20, 2020

Chameleons ~ Earth’s most colourful and unique reptiles

Chameleons (Chamaeleonidae) ~ best known for their unique and exotic colours and their ability to change those colours. They are also known for their...

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August 12, 2020

World Elephant Day 2020

World Elephant Day was first created on August 12 2012. A day to honour elephants, spread awareness about the critical threats elephants are facing, and to support organisations who...

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August 10, 2020

World Lion Day 2020

WORLD LION DAY is for celebrating one of the most majestic species on Earth. World Lion day is celebrated on August 10th every year,...

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International Tiger Day
July 29, 2020

International Tiger Day 2020

July 29th is International Tiger Day. It is an annual worldwide celebration of TIGERS ~ one of the most impressive animals on Earth.  We also take...

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July 28, 2020

World Nature Conservation 2020

World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated worldwide each year on July 28th.  It is observed to raise awareness, and address ways of how to...

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King penguin colony
July 18, 2020

Falkland Islands ~ untamed landscapes where wildlife rules

Brief History The islands were first sighted in 1592 by English navigator John Davis on his ship the “Desire”. Early visitors to the islands...

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World Chimpanzee Day
July 14, 2020

World Chimpanzee Day 2020

A day to celebrate these amazing animals, while at the same time, raise awareness about the urgent need to protect chimpanzees, both in the...

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June 22, 2020

World Camel Day 2020

A day to recognise camels and their importance for many people’s livelihood.  There are 2 species of camels (Camelus).  The Dromedary with a single hump...

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June 21, 2020

World Giraffe Day 2020

World Giraffe Day (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an annual event initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), the only NGO that focuses exclusively on giraffe...

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May 23, 2020

World Turtle Day 2020

World Turtle Day is celebrated to raise awareness, increase knowledge and respect for all turtles, tortoises, and terrapins, which all belong to a group...

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May 2, 2020

Wild Koala Day 2020

The koala is one of Australia’s most famous and favourite animals, and a national symbol of Australia’s unique wildlife. Over the past 5 years,...

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April 25, 2020

World Penguin Day 2020

World Penguin Day is celebrated to honour penguins, one of the world’s most unique birds. It is timed to coincide with the annual northerly...

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April 22, 2020

Earth Day 2020

It is very coincidental that my new website was created on the 50th Anniversary of Earth day, April 22nd 2020. By way of history,...

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September 13, 2018

Photographing East Greenland

On my photography expedition to East Greenland, I spent 10 full days sailing in the Scoresby Sound. The sound extends from the Greenland Sea, winding its way...

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July 20, 2018

Madagascar a great adventure

Exploring Madagascar A land of lemurs, baobabs, and chameleons. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world.  Situated off the southeast coast of...

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May 19, 2018

Bamurru Plains NT

My ‘Outback Australian’ experience began in early May 2018.  I was attending, a 4-day photography workshop at Wild Bush Luxury Camp.  The camp is...

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April 22, 2018

Wadi Rum in 24 hours

Wadi Rum is known as ‘The desert of Mountains’.  It lies in the south of Jordan and is an area of stunning red and...

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April 22, 2018

Three days in Jordan

On a recent trip to Israel, I decided to do a side trip and do three days in Jordan,  My destination was the UNESCO...

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