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The Remarkable Rocks, South Australia
The Remarkable Rocks are one of the great attractions of Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Balanced on the cliff top by the Great Australian Bight, those granite rocks acquired their strange surreal shapes because they were exposed to the harsh southern winds and rains for millenia. A species of red lichens grows on the rocks mostly on the ocean side of the cliff and give them the orange colour.
Broome and Kimberley region
Broome is famous for its pearling industry and is a major tourist destination in the north of Western Australia, 2200km north of Perth. Highlights of the region are the town itself with its historic links to the pearling industry, Chinatown and places such as Cable Beach where camel rides, particularly as the sun sets, are hugely popular. Within the region are wonderful attractions like Geikie Gorge and Cape Leveque plus Aboriginal settlments like Lombadina.
Kosciuszko Main Range and Lakes
The main range walk in Kosciuszko National Park follows the Snowy River valley from Charlotte's Pass to the base of Mt Kosciusko. A short detour takes you to the summit of Kosciuszko before the spectacular walk into Lake Albina and along the main range. A second detour into the Blue Lake is worth it before descending to the Snowy River and back up to the tree line at Charlotte's Pass.
Insects - Cicada.
Cicada (family Cicadidae), shown here shortly after emerging from its shell. The female Cicada lays eggs on branches of a host tree and the newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground and burrow with their modified front legs. These feed underground on the sap in roots for up to several years before emerging in early summer for the final moult. Adults feed on sap of branches in the tree canopy. Their familiar loud calls are produced by two vibrating drumlike membranes called timbals.
Aerial views of the Capricorn Coast, Queensland Set 2
Aerial views of the Capricorn Coast and surrounds, Queensland
Beach Shells and Seagrass
Sea shells and seagrass washed up on a beach with shadows highlighting contours of some shells. These images are very different and would be great for interior decoration, especially in a holiday home at the beach or a city apartment, where it could be a reminder of the coastal lifestyle. A real talking point!
Chronological age and functional age are not necessarily the same. My images show that senior citizens generally are very active after retirement. Social activity contributes to the well-being of the elderly (as well as of those of other ages), and there are many opportunities for such activity. However, research has found that happiness in old people is not proportional to activity. Take a look also at my lightbox Grandparents and their grandchildren!
A collection of stock photography, mostly captured in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,633 square kms in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360 kms from north to south and 65 kms from east to west. It is proudly home to The Big 5!
These images are from both the Northern Territory desert area (Truck stop and Devils Marbles) and channel country in Far North Queensland (Old Garage). Australia's outback colours are simply stunning!
Young Aboriginal people have a varied upbringing. They participate in ceremonies from a very young age, learning how to dance and play music, as well as being taught stories about tribal history and responsibilities. Much of their time is spent outdoors learning how to gather bush tucker and hunt.
Construction - Tower Crane and Construction Equipment.
The view from a Tower Crane working on a High-rise construction site in Brisbane CBD, Queensland, Australia. Also some equipment such as a concrete skip, used to pour concrete and block cage for moving builders blocks and bricks onto the construction site as well as civil construction equipment - an excavator and heavy haulage earth transport truck.
Cars - Classic & Vintage - 2
More Classic and Vintage beauties..
Established in 1830 the Port Arthur penal station developed to house over 2000 convicts, soldiers and civil staff a decade later. It was closed in 1877, lots were sold off, building demolished for their materials and the site was ravished by major bushfires in the 1890s. The fascination of the convict past remained and establishment as a tourist destination started the day the site closed.
Photos of Patan Durbar Square in Nepal
Patan or locally called Lalitpur, one of the old-cities of the Kathmandu Valley, is a UNESCO world heritage listed site. In the narrow alleys are traditional Newari houses interspersed in Hindu shrines that are still used today. The focus is Patan Durbar square, a conglomeration of temples of both Hindu and Buddhist origins. Traditional life continues in and around this traditional architecture.
A sample of various outdoor images/structures.
Large Feral Animals Australia
Over the past 200 years a number of very large animals have been introduced to northern Australia that create significant damage, especially to the fragile wetlands of the Top End. Animals such as buffalo and pigs are nearly impossible to eradicate in floodplain and wetland areas while camels, donkeys and horses flourish in the drier parts of the north.
The Taj Mahal
The Monument to Love. Built by Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz from about 1632 until about 1653, it has to be seen to be believed and truly appreciated. The light constantly changes across its' surface as the minutes pass.
Waterfalls have cut deeply into the escarpment on the eastern fringe of the Southern Highlands. Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park has been visited for over 150 years since discovery by Charles Throsby and is quite accessible from the Visitor Centre. Yarrunga Creek plunges 82m into the valley after cascading through temperate rainforest.
A favourite beach. Protected by a rock reef the water is warm and calm, and then there are the rock formations and seaweed always revealing new mysteries to the photographer.
From the sand dunes above the beach the rock the profile of a camel is apparent. However when you explore amongst the rocky headland on the NSW south coast it breaks into a group of rocks rising sharply out of the water.
Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is not only the stepping off point for treks in the Himalayas but also worthy of a visit in its own right. The city itself and surrounds are full of world-heritage listed sites with ancient temples; traditional architecture and a mixture of Hindu and Buddhist religious relics.
Birds - Aquatic 6.
View images of Osprey perched on street lights, White-faced Heron wading through wetlands and Black-winged Stilts in flight. All inhabit areas near salt or fresh water.
Landscapes - Pink lake.
A magical pink lake amid farmland and grazing cattle. Depending where you stand to view it, the pink colour is lighter or darker. The blue sky reflects on the pink lake adding some unusual hues.
Aboriginal rangers undertake a variety of land management work - from feral animal and plant control, rock art conservation and fire management. They are largely responsible for looking after vast tracts of country with limited resources. This has led to some interesting innovations in land management.
Norway is a country stretching the length of the western edge of Scandinavia from the North Cape to the southern city of Kristiansand and its capital Oslo. With the mountains and forest, fjords and lakes, cities and small towns with the old wooden buildings and rich historic sites, Norway is a great country to visit. Mountaineering, skiing, scenic tours by various modes of transport, pleasant atmosphere of the cities are the promise of an enjoyable holiday.
Fraser Island, Queensland
World Heritage Listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. With pristine creeks, freshwater lakes, rainforest and white sandy beaches it is a natural wonder. The island is home to one of the purest strains of Dingo on the East Coast of Australia and the surrounding waters are a playground for migrating whales each year. It is popular with international tourists and locals with kilometres of beach for camping and four-wheel driving.
African Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest And Buffalo
A collection of wildlife stock photography, mostly captured in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,633 square kms in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360 kms from north to south and 65 kms from east to west. It is proudly home to The Big 5!
Drought - The Coorong, South Australia.
Images seen here depict the devastation of drought, some say caused by climate change. The Coorong in South Australia is located at the end of the great Murray River system, which in itself is threatened, but as you can see, the Coorong is waiting for much needed help!
HMAS Sydney Memorial Geraldton Western Australia
A memorial to HMAS Sydney II sunk off the Western Australian coast in November 1941 by the German HSK Kormoran sits on the top of Mount Scott within the city of Geraldton. The Memorial is the work of world-renowned sculptors Joan Walsh Smith and Charles Smith. Central to the memorial is a dome of 645 seagulls each representing a life lost. The dome is complemented by a memorial wall, pool and sculptures of the ship bow and a grieving woman,
North Stradbroke Island, Queensland
North Stradbroke Island is right on Brisbane's doorstep though it still has a laid back charm and old style beach holiday feel to it. It has a pristine natural beauty and there are no big resorts or the usual chain stores and fastfood joints. It is a popular holiday spot for Brisbane local's, particularly during school holidays and those who love camping, four-wheel driving and relaxing in nature. Point Lookout is located on the North Eastern side of the island and my favourite spot.
Birds - Wedgetailed Eagle.
I have recently been lucky enough to capture images of these truly awesome Australian native birds of prey, the Wedge-tailed Eagles. They were perched on tree stumps in outback northern South Australia and to my amazement, they were not alarmed by my presence and allowed me to take many images.
What children do naturally depends on their age and gender. They play alone or with their siblings, cousins, friends, parents or grandparents. They play with their toys or they act like adults. Often they are in a world of their own, a fantasy world.
Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles is a royal palace outside of Paris, and is most famous as Louis XIV royal residence. Today the palace is a museum and attracts millions of visitors each year.
A field of sunflowers near Oamaru NZ
Chanced upon this stunning field of golden sunflowers during a road trip to Dunedin. The flowers are hybrids and their seed is sold solely in New Zealand for use as bird seed. The day was overcast which accentuated the colour of the flowers and the landscape beyond. The beautiful girl was an added bonus.
Cars - Classic & Vintage - 1
A different perspective of some beautiful Vintage and Classic cars!
Aboriginal life is multi-faceted and varied. Between cultural commitments to look after country and family demands in terms of hunting and educating the young about the bush, many people spend much time away from communities. Hunting takes up time and many areas are still rich with wildlife.
This series showcases the rugged beauty of the West Macdonnell Ranges. They cover The dirt road from King's Canyon to Glen Helen Gorge (called the Mareeni Loop) to the magic gorges along Namitjira Drive. These include Redbank Gorge, Ormiston Gorge and the Ochre Pits. Closer to Alice Springs, the Standley Chasm is shown at Noon with the sun gleaming across the walls.
Working Asian Women
Austria at a glance
There is plenty to enjoy in Vienna, the capital of Austria; monumental buildings such as the opera house, imperial palace complex of Schonbrunn or baroque Belvedere palace and museum with countless paintings and sculptures; there are also art exhibitions, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. South of Vienna in the Danube River valley is a sacred destination, the Melk Abbey. Both the valley (Wachau) and the abbey are considered UNESCO world heritage site.
Inside Passage, North of Vancouver island
The north of Vancouver island in British Columbia, Canada is a rugged and remote area. The town of Port Hardy is the starting point for the Inside Passage ferry. Near Port McNeill is an interesting native community (Alert Bay)which is the site of the U'mista Cultural centre. The area is also well known for the opportunities to see orcas and other interesting wildlife.