I hope you’ve had an amazing 2015 and have had the opportunity to add lots of wonderful travel memories to your bank of good times past. Wishing eco travellers everywhere a Happy New Year and safe travels in 2016.
Male Bowerbirds decorate their nests with bright blue objects in an attempt to nab the perfect partner. But what did they do before blue plastic was invented?
Deftly walking along the raised grassy paths between the paddies, the girls sauntered through the fields as if they’d done it a hundred times before while I wondered who was going to be the first one to get wet.
Flying over Eli Creek, you can see the tour buses and 4x4s gathered at the mouth of the creek. It gives an indication of the size of the sand dunes. It’s a wild island, constantly changing with the shifts of the sands, and, as it was on my first trip 18 years ago, instantly captivating.
Once upon a time, I fancied myself as a grand photographer. I’d gaze at the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Mario Testino with a real appreciation of the art of capturing the moment in black and white. Armed with my film SLR, I’d wander the streets of London and try to recreate the essence of place the old masters’ images exude. For years, I’d doggedly deny the galloping of time into a new digital age. The art of photography is lost when you no longer need to think to set up a shot, I thought. I developed my films in a darkroom in Uni from time-to-time, and get lost in the quiet, organized routine of developing. There was real satisfaction seeing your images come alive before your eyes. Slowly and surely, I succumbed.
Melbourne resident Alex Cherney has spent years capturing the beauty of the Milky Way over southern Australia in a series of photographs and timelapse videos, showing just how impressive the skies can be in this part of the world.
Built from 1919 to 1932 as a memorial to those who served in WWI, the Great Ocean Road wends its way through quaint seaside towns and ports for 243kms, offering the chance to fossick in rock pools, hike to hidden waterfalls, marvel at the rugged shoreline, or simply stop, sit back and relax in one of the pubs or restaurants along the way.
Imagine being able to go to one of the most wonderful wildernesses on Earth with your very own Nat Geo photographer and explorer. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? Find out how you can make it happen…
With many new buildings, especially those a community hold dear, there is always a settling period before people grow fond of them. I didn’t need that.
This red lorikeet was tempted by the fruit tree in the back garden, and was content to sit there while I photographed it, repeatedly.