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  • Lest We Forget

    This morning's Anzac Day service

  • Picnic Road Sunrise

    Another beautiful sunrise at Picnic Road. This is a panorama from photos I took with my iPhone, and processed in Lightroom, Photoshop, etc.

  • Tunnel Creek

    This is the entry/exit point where the walk through Tunnel Creek starts and ends. Such a magnificent place.

  • SS Maheno

    Another photo of the SS Maheno shipwreck on Fraser Island

  • SS Maheno

    SS Maheno was an ocean liner belonging to the Union Company of New Zealand that operated in the Tasman Sea, crossing between New Zealand and Australia, from 1905 until 1935. She was also used as a ship by the New Zealand Naval Forces during World War I; as His Majesty's New Zealand Hospital Ship No. 1. She was washed ashore on Fraser Island by a cyclone in 1935 where the disintegrating wreck remains as a popular tourist attraction.

  • Otway Reflections

    Reflections on a small stream in the Otway Forest

  • Stevensons Falls

    Located in the Otway National Park on the south coast of Victoria, Stevensons Falls is located around a five minute drive from the small town of Barramunga.

  • The Boab

    There are so many beautiful boabs in the Kimberley. Here is one processed in Topaz Studio.

  • Boab

    My artistic interpretation of one of the many beautiful boab trees in the Kimberley

  • Mini Palms Gorge

    Another view next to the trail going up Mini Palms Gorge

  • Freshie

    A freshie (freshwater crocodile) dozing in Windjana Gorge

  • The Mini Palms Gorge Trail

    The Mini Palms Gorge Trail is one of the best ways to experience the sheer scale of the Bungle Bungle escarpment. One has to squeeze through, climb over and crawl through some of the boulders, as can be seen here

  • Bungle Bungle

    A part of ther Bungle Bungle walk, this is between Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek Lookout

  • Bungle Bungle Panorama

    Another panorama of the amazing Bungle Bungle. This is a seven photo panorama, processed in Photoshop, Topaz Studio and Landscape Pro.

  • Bungle Bungle Panorama

    A panorama I took of the Bungle Bungle from 11 photos - taken with my Nikon D500 and 10-24mm Nikon lens

  • Sunset at Saw Pit Gorge

    Sawpit Gorge is a picturesque waterhole near Halls Creek in the Kimberley region. The gorge is located on the Black Elvire River where flood waters have cut through a range. There is a towering rock wall on one side and sandy shaded banks.

  • Invincible at Gantheaume Point

    This is a composite photo I played with. This young man's action made me realise why they send young men to war. It's because they think they are invincible and immortal. This group of young men were jumping of the cliff here into a pool full of rocks, without even thinking about it.

  • Tunnel Creek

    Another photo of the walk through Tunnel Creek, on the Gibb River Road.

  • The Boab Prison Tree

    The Boab Prison Tree, Derby is a 1,500 year old, large hollow Adansonia gregorii (Boab) tree 6 kilometres south of Derby, Western Australia with a girth of 14.7 metres. It had been reputed to have been used in the 1890s as a lockup for indigenous Australian prisoners on their way to Derby for sentencing.

  • Wolf Creek Crater

    This is a 14 photo panorama of Wolf Creek Crater, processed in Lightroom and the new Luminar 3.

  • Mini Palms Gorge

    The Mini Palms Gorge walk at the Bungle Bungle is a beautiful steep walk amongst Livistonia palm trees.

  • El Questro Gorge

    The beautiful El Questro Gorge on the Gibb River Road.

  • Zebedee Springs

    The beautiful Zebedee Springs at El Questro.

  • Chamberlain Gorge

    This is another photo taken while cruising on Chamberlain Gorge at El Questro.

  • Chamberlain Gorge

    One of the highlights at El Questro for us was the Chamberlain Gorge boat cruise. The scenery is beautiful, and one gets to see and feed the spitting Archer as well as huge Barramaundi fishes, whilst enjoying a glass of sparkling.

  • The Boab Tree

    The Australian boab tree (Adansonia gregorii) is related to the Madagascan and African Adansonia species known as baobabs. They are an amazingly common site in the Kimberley. There are two theories about how boab trees arrived in Australia. One says the seeds have floated here from Africa and spread from the coast. The other theory suggests boabs might have survived from the time when Africa and Australia were both still part of one continent, the ancient Gondwana, 65 million years ago.

  • The Loop at Bungle Bungle

    This is the gorge at the end of the walk called "The Loop" at the Bungle Bungle. What a stunning place!

  • Flower

    A beautiful flower in our garden. The photo was taken with my Nikon D7200 and Nikon 60mm Micro lens.

  • Fire

    About halfway along the Tunnel Creek walk, part of the roof has collapsed. The light entering from there lit these rocks on fire.

  • The Altar - Sacred Heart Church at Beagle Bay

    The beautiful altar area of the Sacred Heart Church at Beagle Bay, created by using local mother of pearl shells

  • Layers

    The view from Gantheaume Point over the amazing colours of the ocean at Broome.

  • Lombadini Church

    The Lombadini Aboriginal community features a church totally different from the one in Beagle Bay. Built by the Aboriginal community in 1934, it is made out of local materials, such as wood, corrugated iron and paperbark. Inside the church is simple, giving enough room for what you normally do in churches.

  • The Lombadini Church

    The Lombadini Aboriginal community features a church totally different from the one in Beagle Bay. Built by the Aboriginal community in 1934, it is made out of local materials, such as wood, corrugated iron and paperbark. Inside the church is simple, giving enough room for what you normally do in churches.

  • Sacred Heart Church at Beagle Bay

    When World War I broke out in 1914, all the Germans in this corner of Australia were arrested and interned at Beagle Bay. They decided to build a durable church (cyclones, white ants and bush fires had destroyed the previous wooden ones). And they modelled it on a photograph of a country parish church in their homeland. Ninety thousand bricks were fashioned by hand and fired. Mortar was made from the ashes of burnt shells. Once the building was completed in 1917, a team of Aboriginal women worked under the direction of a German priest to decorate the interior with mother of pearl, cowrie, volute and olive snail shells.

  • Sacred Heart Church at Beagle Bay

    When World War I broke out in 1914, all the Germans in this corner of Australia were arrested and interned at Beagle Bay. They decided to build a durable church (cyclones, white ants and bush fires had destroyed the previous wooden ones). And they modelled it on a photograph of a country parish church in their homeland. Ninety thousand bricks were fashioned by hand and fired. Mortar was made from the ashes of burnt shells. Once the building was completed in 1917, a team of Aboriginal women worked under the direction of a German priest to decorate the interior with mother of pearl, cowrie, volute and olive snail shells.

  • Turquoise

    The incredible turquoise water at Broome with the white sands of Cable Beach in the background.

  • Glowing Napier Range

    The Napier Range in Western Australia literally glowing in the sunset. It's of course here where one finds the beautiful Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek

  • The Harsh Outback

    One of the many attractions of the Outback is the severe harshness of the environment. This is the reasonably dry pool just above the Mitchell Falls, surrounded by these beautiful, but harsh, rocks. This is a panorama of nine HDR images, created with the new HDR Panorama function in the latest Lightroom.

  • Pool at Mertens Gorge

    A lovely pool just above (now dry) Mertens Gorge Falls on the Mitchells Falls walk. This is a lovely spot where we sat in the water and cooled off a bit on a 38 degree day.

  • The Bats of Tunnel Creek

    Tunnel Creek is beautiful to walk through. It is inhabited by bats amongst other things, as can be seen here. At least five species of bats live in the cave, including ghost bats and fruit bats. They don't like light being shone on them, and start scrreching when one does.

  • El Questro Gorge

    This is the halfway point of the El Questro Gorge trail, with a beautiful swimming pool as seen here. It is a quite challenging walk over broken rock and the riverbed, but well worth it.

  • Zebedee Springs

    Zebedee Springs is a natural oasis on El Questro. To get there is a short walk along a trail that leads you through dense livistonia palms to a series of rocky thermal pools. My beautiful wife is standing in the shade looking at this beautiful spot.

  • Mitchell Falls from the Air

    This was taken from a helicopter. It is the end of the dry season, and, therefore, the flow of water isn't that strong, but the Mitchell Falls are still very impressive to see.

  • Gantheaume Point Lighthouse under the Stars

    Gantheaume Point Lighthouse was first built in 1905 as a 47ft open braced steel tower. In 1922 the Gantheaume Point Lighthouse was demanned and in 1984 another new tower made of stainless steel open lattice with tube columns was built.

  • Ampitheatre of Mystery

    Mini Palms Gorge is a 4.2km return walk in the Bungle Bugle. The gorge ends at a high viewing platform that looks out into the deepest part of the gorge (or an “amphitheatre of mystery” as the sign at the trailhead says). This is the view from that viewing platform.

  • Midday at Echidna Chasm

    Echidna Chasm is one of the highlights of the World Heritage Site of the Bungle Bungle in Purnululu National Park. The trail features gorge walls that rise 200 metres with sections as narrow as one metre. It can be a bit disconcerting looking up and seeing large fallen boulders lodged tight between the walls. Tall Livistonia palms provide a spectacular setting near the gorge entrance. During the middle of the day, sunlight penetrates into the gorge creating incredible golden hues!

  • The Bungle Bungle

    It is difficult to know which photos to process of the multitude I took at the Bungle Bungle, as it's beautiful wherever you look. Here is another one.

  • The Bungle Bungle

    This is a panorama of some of the amazing beehive structures at the Bungle Bungle.

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