Gigantic Clams

No visit to Orpheus Island is complete without a snorkel at the now abandoned giant clam nursery located at Pioneer Bay. This post shows you why.

Smashed coral and algae at Keppels

Vulnerable Reef

For the past three weeks we have been sharing with you the jaw-dropping beauty of a healthy reef. But in this post we want to show you what a damaged, vulnerable reef looks like. 

Shy albatross in flight

Life on the Wing – Article published

When Dynamic Range Editor, Leanne Cole, asked me to put an article together for the March issue of the photography magazine – no pressure, but we need the text before Christmas and the photos soon after – I knew there could only be one thing to do: assemble the best images of the Shy Albatross I…

Shy Albatross

Bird Photography Challenge #52: Shy Albatross

This is our 52nd Bird Photography Challenge, a regular post we try to run every fortnight.  Two years is a milestone and we are marking the occasion by doing a post on a very special oceanic bird: the Shy Albatross, a native to Australia but one that has been declared vulnerable. The Shy Albatross is…

Hooded Plover

Bird Photography Challenge #51: Hooded Plover

While we were away cruising Bass Strait, we paused our regular Bird Photography Challenge posts.  But we are back on land now.  So for our return to our fortnightly posting, we are making the Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis) the star of our #51 Bird Photography Challenge. The “hoody” as we affectionately call it, inhabits sandy…

For Nature’s Sake

There are times when photography and writing can team up for a cause. When photo magazine editor Leanne Cole asked me to put my thoughts about nature conservation and photography in writing, I took up the challenge.