Playing Explorers – The Percy Isles

For our third post in the Playing Explorers series, we take you to the mecca for all cruising vessels: The Percy Islands. The Percy’s combine attractive beaches, glorious anchorages and spectacular scenery. They are a favourite stopover point for many passing sailors and we certainly can see why. We spent nearly a week there and…

Brahminy Kite

Bird Photography Challenge #29: Brahminy Kite

We often admire the Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) along the coast, particularly in Queensland along the mangrove flats.  It is unmistakable and you can see why it is also known in Australia as the red-backed sea eagle.  This beautiful bird of prey is the subject of our #29 Bird Photography Challenge.

Out with the beast!

Butterfly Bay on Great Keppel Island has more treasures to reveal.  A morning walk towards the Western side of the island, to Svendsen Beach, promises to be a rich photo opportunity for birds.  So this time, we take “the beast” with us: the Canon 100-400 lens.  It is a big heavy lens, but it is…