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…

Tidal River at Wilsons Promontory is pristine, wild and breathtakingly beautiful.

Simply Stunning – Wilsons Promontory, Australia

  Located on the southern-most tip of Australia, Wilsons Promontory is simply stunning. I was totally blown away by the variety of spectacular landscapes and sheer beauty of the area.  Gorgeous sunsets, crystal clear ocean, great bush walks and topped off at night with the most amazing starry skies shining incredibly brightly. If you ever…

Cutest kids eating icecreams on Flores. Guatemala

Charming Flores, Guatemala

  The tiny island of Flores in Peten Lake, Guatemala is the perfect stopping off point for a visit to the magnificent Mayan ruins of Tikal. Wandering the charming cobblestone streets lined with colourful colonial architecture is the ideal way to take in the sights and soak up all the ambiance of this tucked away…

Detian Falls

Detian Falls, China

  Stunning Detian Falls straddle the China, Vietnam border shining with brilliant, jewel-like colour.   Consisting of several tiers of water that gush over its edges, the falls stretch more than 200 metres and are surrounded by beautiful limestone karsts.  Water flow varies throughout the year, however regardless of the season I am sure they maintain…

The Marina under Stormy Skies

Airlie Beach Marina, Queensland

  Marinas are fantastic places to get out and about with a camera! The reflections, strong angular lines and repetition can give some great results.   This gallery of black & white images from the Airlie Beach marina also includes stormy views lingering in the skies above. Enjoy!

The Marina under Stormy Skies

The Skies Over Airlie Beach, Queensland

I spent a few days relaxing amongst the beauty of the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach last week. But it was not all magical sunshine and blue skies as fierce thunderstorms rolled over most nights, with the occasional daytime occurrence too making for sheer drama across the skies.   I love not only the fantastic cloud formations…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dragon River Reflections, Yangshuo, China

Dragon River Views, Yangshuo, China

This is an image from one of my favorite places in the world – Yangshuo! The limestone karsts and surrounding landscape are carpeted with lush green vegetation and rice fields during the warmer months.   Simply add a light mist and there you are living smack bang in the middle of one of those traditional Chinese…

The laughing boatman

the laughing boatman, hoi an, vietnam

This old guy was stretched out on his boat sporting a wide, gold enhanced toothy, or perhaps I should say near toothless smile that beamed from his weather beaten face as he went about his business of eliciting customers for a boat ride along Hoi An’s Thu Bon river in Central Vietnam. Always a sucker…