Beautiful Bagan

Beautiful Bagan

                        I had such a great time creating these images in Bagan’s spectacular temples.   That exhilaration you experience when shooting something special whether it be an exotic destination, amazing people or the sheet spectacular natural beauty of our world is what drives me…

Humpback Whale Tail

Frolicking Whales in Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica

                          We’d spent the morning cruising around the bay exploring some of the incredible icebergs.     The water was glass-like shimmering just as silk does and reflecting ice all around.  It was a world of white punctuated with glistening blue icebergs.   Not long…

Leopard Seal

Leopard Seal Lazing on the Ice

                                    I seriously didn’t expect these guys to be so massive.    Weighing up to 600 kgs, they laze around on the ice sleeping between meals before slithering into the clear icy waters to seek out prey.   I’d…

Dhaulagiri & Annapurna Range Views from Khopra Ridge

Trekking Annapurna Dhaulaguri

I recently spent 10 days trekking the magnificent Annapurna Dhaulaguri community trail in Nepal with Peregrine Adventures.   Everyday the scenery was just mind blowing!    So much diversity ranging from high altitude rainforest and jungle, through to the sparseness that occurs once you ascend above the treeline.   Even better though was that after 3 days…

Dhaulagiri Range Views from Khopra Ridge

Views of Dhaulagiri

                              Hiking in the Annapurna region of Nepal is just spectacular!   This image was taken up on Kopra Ridge where there is a simple lodge that sits on a finger of land surrounded by deep gorge.  Ahead is the magnificent…

The stunning Sim at Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang

Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos

There are I think a few unmissable sights in Luang Prabang, Wat Xieng Thong is one of them! I am definitely a fan of architecture – Wat Xieng Thong is both beautiful and different with its spectacular coloured glass and tile mosaics. On the main, magnificent Sim building is the Flame Tree of the Forest…

Great Barrier Reef Views

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

  I have been out to the Great Barrier Reef a few times and gee it really still does manage to wow!!! I was fortunate enough to spend a few magnificent days up in Airlie Beach this last week and had a fabulous trip out to the reef where I did a helicopter flight up…

Glimpse into the temples of Wutaishan

Wonders of Wutaishan

  As one of China’s 4 sacred Buddhist peaks, Wutaishan is actually a collection of five peaks or plateaus that is home to in excess of 50 temples and monasteries. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, Wutaishan is a great place to explore for a couple of days. One of the things that…

Flower Hmong - Vietnam Ethnic Minorities

Vietnamese Ethnic Minorities

There is nothing I love more as a traveller than hanging out at markets.  Always a hive of activity they are a place where you will find real life – real people doing real things! Nowadays, people often talk about how the number of shots they take with a digital camera has increased substantially compared…

Jiuzhaigou National Park

Spectacular Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou is spectacular Chinese alpine scenery, a world heritage site and world biosphere protected area in mountainous northern Sichuan, peppered with brilliantly coloured lakes and waterfalls ensconced amongst dense forest. I was totally blown away by this place when I first visited in 1997.   It was early October and the magnificence of fall was in…

Tibetan Festival in Langmusi

Langmusi Nomad Festival

The last gallery I posted contained a series of black and white images from the main very muddy street of Langmusi, China, taken back in 2001. This inspired me to seek out some colour photos of Langmusi from my massive collection of film archives – this is what i found!   Taken on the 1st June…

fengjie - a town set for destruction

Fengjie – Before destruction in 2002

  An ancient town with a history of some 2000 years sitting at the entrance of the stunning Qutang Gorge on the northern banks of the Yangzte River, China, Fengjie was one of the first to be destroyed to make way for the Three Gorges Dam project.   This series of images was taken in…

Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

The stunning dome and roof art inside this beautiful World Heritage site was one of those intoxicating subjects with an endless array of angles and detail to capture in one of Melbourne’s architectural icons. The building was open as part of Melbourne’s open house 2011. .

Goldfish Feeding Frenzy

Fish Feeding Frenzy

These Koi were quite an incredible sight! Hundreds of these goldfish of all sizes in a park pond in Nanning, descended through the murky green tinged waters to form an absolute feeding frenzy on the surface.    The noise of the furious splashing and squeals of delight from the watching crowds only adding to overall…

skyscapes and dramatic skies

Sky Landscapes – Cool Clouds

Something I have missed about Australia are the fantastic cloud formations you see in the cooler months on those stormy days. This particular day I was in literally in the middle of nowhere on a very flat, quite barren stretch of countryside in south west New South Wales – out the left hand side of…

Dragon Boat Festival in Xixi Wetland, Hangzhou

Happy Dragon Boat Festival

As I am unfortunately not in China for this year’s holiday I thought I should drag a selection of last year’s shots out of the archive. While often you see dragon boats racing up and down in straight lines, similar to a rowing regatta which is all very orderly and organised, the event I attended…