The Circle of Life

What is our fascination with the Moon and the Sun.  In its fullness that bright sphere entrances us.  Hundreds and thousands of people came out to view the Blood Red Moon. For those of you who enjoy the great outdoors and camping, you really get to appreciate the moon in all its glory.   That … More The Circle of Life

Carmine

” A bird does not sing because it has the answer It sings because it has a song. “ …. Maya Angelou The Southern Carmine Bee-eater a glorious bird of exquisite plumage.  His emerald-green head is divided by a black banded mask that separates his brilliant crimson torso. Nesting in sandy cliffs usually carved out by water courses. I … More Carmine

It’s in the detail

When out exploring Nature’s bounty there is just so much to take in.  The sights, the sounds.  Identifying the changing nuances of your surroundings helps you to appreciate your environment even more. Identifying these changes creates a whole new thought process.   Changes in the foliage, the terrain and even the weather patterns allow you … More It’s in the detail

Emotions of Animals

  Emotions are the glue that binds us together and it is how we connect. When animals express their emotions, they are unfiltered and in the truest form. Unlike humans who at times, hide or conceal how they are feeling, animals feelings and emotions are unedited, built on the absolute truth, expressing the purest of … More Emotions of Animals

Little Diver

Fluffed up and ready to take the plunge.   The Australasian Grebe is an excellent diver.  This male has lovely chestnut coloured feathers on his neck and a very noticeable yellow oblong from his beak to his eye.   They are the smallest of the Grebe Family of birds. The females as always are a … More Little Diver

Spots before my eyes

Foraging in the shallows, we enjoyed the company of this White-necked Heron.  I love his white neck with distinctive dark spots that line the centre of his neck and his impressive maroon and bottle green plumage. This watery haven is home to a myriad of birds, plants and foraging critters. A place of tranquility and … More Spots before my eyes

Delta

  On the floodplains of the Okavango delta, there is great beauty provided by the water that feeds down from Angola cleansing the earth.  To the human eye it is visually appealing.  Large expanses of water encircling islands of green, home and habitat to a vast array of animal and bird life.  Creating a stunning … More Delta

Kite flying!

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” …..Winston S Churchill Some of us may have childhood memories of flying kites down at the park. Visions of diamond shape sails darting and weaving amongst the clouds. They had the ability to keep us mesmerised for hours. Flying freely on the wind.   “Kite flying … More Kite flying!

That’s Golden!

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life. …….Samuel Johnson His distinct song alerted me to his presence and his beautiful cinnamon feathers, golden to rufous with black streaking kept me engaged as he flitted amongst the tall grasses and sought … More That’s Golden!

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Kimberley country, is some of the most spectacular country in Australia. From stunning coastlines and dreamy sunsets, to rugged grandeur of the ancient escarpments, stunning gorges and an abundance of bird life and wildlife that call the Kimberley region home. Take a small float plane out to Talbot Bay and you will find an amazing … More Horizontal

Whiskers

There are times when alone with nature, we find clarity, peace, a sense of calmness.  There are times when we are left spellbound and there are moments that fill us with wonderment.  This White-cheeked Gibbon silently spoke to me, with his bristly whiskers and triangular nose.  There is great beauty in all of nature and these endangered species make … More Whiskers

Mallee country

A harsh heat dwells in the Mallee, at times temperatures sour into the high 40’s.  For the locals this is a reality but for visitors the heat can be a little intense. The burnt orange soil is a wonderful contrast to the endless blue skies, add a little water and it is bursts into life. … More Mallee country

12 Apostles

  What a charming fellow is the Apostle bird.   Living in communal groups of around 12, (hence being named after the 12 Apostles), these are curious fellows, filled with charm and character, they are sure to keep you engaged. We came across this group of ground hoppers grazing for insects and seeds, out in Mallee … More 12 Apostles

Jabiru

The Australian Jabiru is an iconic bird of Northern Australia, also known as the Black-necked Stork. This long-legged beauty, wades through the water with his showy red legs and iridescent long neck in search of food, which includes fish, amphibians, aquatic vertebrates, reptiles and small water birds. We watched as he enjoyed the smorgasboard on the … More Jabiru

Coroboree Billabong

The Mary River Wetlands is a large expanse of water in Northern Australia filled with life.   Whilst large populations of saltwater crocodiles dwell within these wild waterways, there is also an abundance of native bird life. Picturesque landscapes against a backdrop of paperbark swamp with Pandanus lined shores and lotus lilies which filter through from … More Coroboree Billabong