Celebrating Earth Day by spending the afternoon amongst these glorious autumn colours at @thecrispgalleries Here are a few things you can do to help the environment this Earth Day: reduce your use of plastics (particularly straws, shopping bags, plastic bottles and coffee cups), avoid products that contain palm oil and speak up about companies that still use palm oil, recycle and buy products that are recycled, buy products that use sustainably sourced ingredients - doing even one of these things consistently can make a huge difference. Let’s look after our earth, we don’t have another one ❤️🌏
A cheeky rear from one of the horses competing in the cross country event a few weeks ago. The rider wasn’t phased and had his horse going nicely over the warm up jumps just a few moments later.
Loved watching this beautiful horse in the warm up ring at a Cross Country event a few weeks ago. Such beautiful form over the jump! Sadly my computer is broken right now and I’m unable to load any new photos or edit them - hoping to get a new one soon so I can get back at it!
A year ago today I visited Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, and had the great pleasure of seeing a number of endangered species I had never seen before. One that I was super excited to see was this beautiful African Shoebill. They are very large birds, standing a bit under 5 feet tall on average, and with a wingspan of around 7 feet. Most impressive is their enormous bill, which is the third largest among living bird species (after pelicans and storks). Even the shoebill’s Latin name, Balaeniceps rex, means ‘whalehead king’! They are capable of standing as still as statues for many hours at a time, which makes them excellent ambush hunters. They mostly eat fish, and the sharp edges of their bill enable them to swiftly decapitate their prey. This, along with their intense gaze, make them seem quite formidable! They are listed as vulnerable in the wild and are only found in small tropical areas of eastern Africa - so it was truly special to see this guy in person, even if he didn’t move a muscle the whole time I spent watching him!
One of my favourite shots from @hit1047canberra’s Skyfire on Saturday night. Such an amazing view from Mount Ainslie down to the lake with Parliament House just showing through behind the fireworks. Can you see all the cars and people looking on from the grass on Anzac Parade at the bottom centre of the photo?
Amazing views of Skyfire from Mount Ainslie tonight! There was a malfunction on one of the firework barges on the lake resulting in a pretty spectacular explosion which you can see on the bottom left!
Panoramic views of beautiful Cape Schanck in Victoria, looking out at the Bass Straight. The lighthouse on the right was built in 1859 and stands on the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula.
“The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire” A beautiful smoldering sunset over Lake Burley Griffin. I love the way the light played on the surface of the water, almost looking like molten gold.
In April last year I had the great pleasure of visiting Japan for the first time. Nothing can prepare you for the amazing sight of Tokyo at night - the sounds, the colours, the crowds - it’s an onslaught for the senses! Tokyo is a truly vibrant and fun city.
How did you spend your Valentine’s Day? Maybe you snuggled up with your favourite person, just like these gorgeous Sumatran tigers! It was so special to catch this touching moment between these two beauties at @nationalzoo
African wild dogs, also known as Painted Wolves, have some pretty impressive ears! Not only do they allow them to hear and track prey when hunting, but they are also important in helping them to keep cool in the hot African climate. This handsome guy is Malawi who lives at @nationalzoo
Celebrating World Zebra Day with a reworking of an old favourite shot! This is super handsome Plains Zebra stallion Tambo. Did you know there are three species of Zebra? They are the plains zebra, mountain zebra, and Grevy’s zebra. Each zebra’s stripes are as unique as human fingerprints, and each species has different types of stripes - differing in thickness and distribution across the body. And yes, they are black with white stripes!
We had a huge thunder storm on Thursday night and the lightning show was spectacular! Unfortunately it took our power out for a solid 12 hours, and on a really hot night too, but I loved watching the lightning. Photographing lightning has been something I’ve really wanted to practice, so when I saw the storm approaching I got my gear together and set up on my front porch. After a bit of fumbling around in the dark with my camera I finally got some shots I was happy with!⚡️
Throwing back to this beautiful spring day on the Mornington Peninsula. The water was crystal clear and so warm!
Throwback to watching this Buckskin beauty compete at the National Capital Horse Show back in November. This horse was so beautifully groomed that he glowed and even from across the ring you couldn’t take your eyes off him.
Happy New Year! Had a lot of fun out shooting the fireworks last night. Found a great spot by the lake and seeing the fireworks reflected in the water was so beautiful! Unfortunately Instagram crops out the reflections in this photo, wish I could post the full shot! 2018 was a really big year for me, and I’m hoping to get out and photograph new and exciting things in 2019!
What a view of Black Mountain Tower from the edge of Lake Burley Griffin, especially with those gorgeous golden reeds lining the shores. A beautiful afternoon well spent!
A sea of beautiful pansies sprawling in the stunning @tuliptopgardens These are a variety of pansy known sweetly as ‘Heartsease’ or ‘heart’s delight’ and are one of my favourite flowers. What are your favourite flowers? 🌺🌹🌻🌼🌸💐🌷