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  • Fiery Sunrise II

    Another view of the amazing sunrise we had the other morning.

  • Fiery Sunrise

    A beautiful sunrise as seen from the front of my house yesterday.

  • Kangaroos

    Three large kangaroos at our dam.

  • Pink Sunrise

    An intersting sunrise yesterday morning over Mount Langi Ghiran

  • Mum and Bub

    This beautiful mom and her baby were eating on my front lawn the other morning.

  • Blood Moon over Ararat

    The eclipse the other night was quite disappointing here as it was so cloudy, windy and cold. I got a few photos of the blood moon, and also this one of Ararat. I thought I'll create a composite depicting the moon over the town.

  • Uluru

    One of the most impressive places I've ever visited.

  • Starry Night

    This is my first photo ever trying astrophotography. It was a very windy night and there is a lot of light pollution, but it was exciting trying this.

  • Green Hill Lake Sunset

    Another sunset photo at Green Hill Lake. I wanted to make this one a bit warmer, and like the look of that.

  • Angel Wings

    A beautiful sunset over Green Hill Lake

  • Green Hill Lake Sunset

    An interesting sunset over Green Hill Lake.

  • Cropping Sunset

    The sun is setting over a canola paddock, waiting for the headers.

  • Sunset over Green Hill Lake

    A beautiful pink and red sunset at Green Hill Lake, accentuated by the red grass in the water.

  • Namibia Desert


  • Sunrise Smudge

    The sun rises over Mount Langi Ghiran and smudges the colours across the sky

  • Picnic Road Sunset

    An interesting sunset over Mount Langi Ghiran.

  • Fluffy Sunrise

    This morning the clouds look really fluffy as the sun coloured them.

  • Rainbow Sunset

    What initially looked like a cloudy sky with no colour, turned into this stunning colourful sunset, overlooking the wind mills in the distance.

  • Sunrise Splendour

    A lovely sunrise over Mount Langi Ghiran

  • Stormy Sunset

    Another windy and stormy night as the sun sets over the Grampians Mountains. This is a HDR photo processed with the new Aurora HDR 2018.

  • Canola Sunset

    We had stormy weather last night, but despite that had this crazy sunset over the beautiful canola field

  • Simpson Desert Camping

    Missing this place today!

  • Glowy Sunrise

    A beautifuls surnrise over Mount Langi Ghiran today

  • Desert Sunset

    The sun sets in the Simpson Desert across a salt pan

  • Orange

    Beautiful sunrise over Mount Langi Ghiran

  • Mom and Joey

    A female kangaroo is pregnant for 21 to 38 days, and she can give birth to up to four offspring at one time, though this is unusual. At birth, the baby, called a joey, can be as small as a grain of rice, or as big as a bee, at 0.2 to 0.9 inches (5 to 25 millimeters), according to the San Diego Zoo. When the joey is born, it is guided safely into the comfy pouch, where it gestates for another 120 to 450 days. Inside the pouch, the joey is protected and can feed by nursing from its mother's nipples. Joeys urinate and defecate in the mother's pouch. The lining of the pouch absorbs some of the mess, but occasionally the mother will need to clean it out, which she does by inserting her long snout into the pouch and using her tongue to remove the contents. A young joey will remain attached to a nipple while the mother does this, but any older ones will be temporarily kicked out. Another interesting fact about the mother kangaroo is that she is able to suckle two joeys at different developmental stages at the same time with milk that has different nutritional content, the New York Times has reported. Joeys grow quickly, though, and at 14 to 20 months for females or 2 to 4 years for males, they will be fully matured.

  • Golden Wattle

    Acacia pycnantha, commonly known as the golden wattle, is a tree of the family Fabaceae native to southeastern Australia. It grows to a height of 8 m (26 ft) and has phyllodes (flattened leaf stalks) instead of true leaves. Acacia pycnantha was made the official floral emblem of Australia in 1988

  • Silhouette Sunrise

    The windfarm as seen from my house the other morning.

  • Snowy Halls Gap

    This photo was taken on a very cold and snowy day from Boroka Outlook in the Grampians

  • Simpson Sunset

    Another beautiful sunset in the Simpson Desert, with a claypan between the two dunes visible in the background.

  • Simpson Sunset

    Another beautiful sunset in the Simpson Desert, with a claypan between the two dunes visible in the background.

  • Stunning Sunrise

    A beautiful sunrise as seen from my house this week.

  • Desert Distance

    The beautiful sand of the Simpson Dessert with the track disappearing in the distance

  • The Lone Gum Tree

    The Lone Gum Tree Along the Rig Road, in the Simpson Desert Conservation Park, you will come across the Lone Gum, which is a box eucalypt. This species is normally found in clayey soils near waterways, how this lone tree has survived here for a considerable length of time remains a mystery. It was fenced off in 1966 to stop vehicles coming too close and causing damage to its root system. Since then new seedlings have been seen to sprout around the tree.

  • Simpson Sunset

    Another amazing sunset in the Simpson Desert

  • Willie Wagtail

    The willie wagtail is insectivorous and spends much time chasing prey in open habitat. Its common name is derived from its habit of wagging its tail horizontally when foraging on the ground. Aggressive and territorial, the willie wagtail will often harass much larger birds such as the laughing kookaburra and wedge-tailed eagle. I was told that they are a rare find in the Simpson Desert where this photo was taken.

  • Sunset at Mount Dare

    Continuing my series of the beautiful sunset we saw at Mount Dare, on the edge of the Simpson Desert

  • Mount Dare Sunset

    Here is another photo of the amazing sunset we saw at Mount Dare, on the edge of the Simpson Desert

  • Sunset at Mount Dare

    A panorama of a beautiful sunset at Mount Dare. Mount Dare is the last stop before entering the Simpson Desert.

  • Eringa Waterhole

    The Eringa Waterhole, the site of Sir Sidney Kidman’s first homestead, is a beautiful and shady area. It is on the road between Oodnadatta and Mount Dare. One can camp here although there are no facilities.

  • The Painted Desert

    I took this photo many years ago in the Painted Desert - between Coober Pedy and Oodnadatta. It is such a beautiful place.

  • The Road to Coward Springs

    The view one evening of the road to Coward Springs, on the Oodnadatta Track

  • The Bubbler

    'The Bubbler' in the Wabma Kadarbu Mound Spring Conservation Park and part of the Lake Eyre Supergroup, has the highest discharge of any individual spring in the Lake Eyre Supergroup. The spring is called 'The Bubbler' because it has been known to 'erupt' every so often. Previously it was reputed to rise 3-4 feet into the air, before current extractions rates of water. Whilst some springs lie at ground level, many springs have the distinctive mound shape and are known as 'mound springs'. Mound springs are formed by the mineralised material coming to the surface with the ancient artesian water. The height of the mounds vary, depending on a number of factors such as water discharge rate and concentration of minerals. In Wabma Kadarbu Mound Spring Conservation Park, the mound springs vary in size and height, with Blanche Cup being about 5 metres high and a width of some 25 metres.

  • Water in the Outback

    It's not often that one sees this amount of water in the Outback, especially in winter time.

  • Western Edge of Lake Eyre

    A low, precipitous cliff marks the western edge of the lake. This cliff is capped by a layer of gypsum and gypcrete up to 2 m thick.

  • Diamonds in the Dust

    Just to the west of Lake Eyre is this amazing and weird landscape of black rock - looks volcanic to me - and the glittering from the salt deposits due to the salinity created by the lake

  • Shimmering Salt of Lake Eyre

    Lake Eyre, officially known as Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, is a mind-blowingly vast, dry expanse of shimmering salt in the South Australian Outback, in a basin so large that it crosses the borders of three states. On cloudless days, the seemingly featureless landscape can seem to merge with the horizon, making it difficult to distinguish between land and sky