16 Favourite Travel Photos of 2016

In reality, the first day of a new year is simply the ‘day after yesterday’.  Symbolically however, it holds more meaning.  For some, it represents the opportunity to close one chapter and open a new one.  For many, the start of the new year is motivation to make improvements to themselves or their lives.  And for […]

In Pictures: Natural Beauty of South Australia’s Murray River

The sounds around me are amplified by the absence of traffic and conversation. The chatter of nocturnal wildlife fades as night morphs into day, replaced by the song of wakening birds. The sky explodes into colour as the sun stretches above the horizon, signalling the start of another day. A few hundred metres behind me […]

Postcards from New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand’s spectacular landscape and outdoor attractions have been calling out to photographers, hikers, naturalists and adventurers for decades.  And since the immortalisation of these natural highlights in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, more and more travellers have been heading south to experience it for themselves. Earlier this year I finally joined them and discovered […]

20 Photos That Showcase Western Australia’s Beautiful Landscape

Western Australia, a land of diverse and spectacular natural beauty As I get ready for my next travel adventure in Antarctica, Chile Patagonia and Argentina, I’ve been reflecting on the year of short term travel in 2014 that has created some incredible photography opportunities in Australia, Iceland and the Azores.   I’m constantly searching for travel […]

Photography Tips for Karijini National Park, Western Australia

Karijini, Western Australia’s second largest National Park, is a photographer’s playground.  Whether you are a traveller who takes photos or a photographer who travels, you will find yourself overwhelmed with inspiration and opportunities. But to get the most out of such a unique and dramatic location, a little preparation goes a long way. For travel […]

Travel Planning & Tips for Karijini NP, Western Australia

Oxers Lookout – Sunset About Karijini National Park Karijini is Western Australia’s second largest national park, sitting 1,400km north of Perth, 275km south of Port Headland and 100km north east of Tom Price, in Western Australia’s North-West Pilbara region. It’s one of Western Australia’s most popular attractions and for good reason.  Visitors are rewarded with […]

Exploring the Extraordinary Landscape of the Pinnacles Desert in Western Australia

“The day started in Perth as we filled the Esky with road trip essentials.  It continued along Indian Ocean Drive, a scenic route that teased us with sporadic views of the coast.  It ended in Nambung National Park, a desert landscape that felt like another planet.  We were only 245 km from Western Australia’s capital […]

7 Spectacular Gorges of Karijini National Park, Western Australia

Sunrise over Joffre Gorge “We come to the end of the unsealed road and turn left onto the highway.  Our long journey back to Perth has begun and by the time we reach Western Australia’s capital in two days time we will have driven nearly 5,000km.  Our photography road trip has taken us through the […]

Photo Journey: Western Australia – Coast and Outback

 (Sunset – Coral Bay) “I sit in our 4WD vehicle in comfortable silence.    The cool feeling on my skin from the air conditioning is deceiving as the dashboard tells me it’s 39 degrees celsius outside.  In the distance I see smoke rising from the bush into the bright blue sky – bush fires are […]

Australian Sunset in Pictures – From Henley Beach, Adelaide

I love ending the day with a good sunset and I’ve certainly seen a few.  I’ve sipped cocktails and cold beers during sunset happy hours, I’ve gazed across golden-lit landscapes lost in my own thoughts and dreams and I’ve focused (pun intended) on capturing the last light of the day with my camera. I’ve enjoyed […]

16 Things I Love About Australia and Being Australian #AustraliaDay

As my family and friends back home enjoy Australia Day this year, I reflect on the things I love most about the country I was born in. The most common question I’m asked when travelling is “where are you from?”  But I’m never quite sure how to answer.  I was born in Australia, lived there […]

Winter Christmas or Summer Christmas? What is Better?

I don’t know how old I was when I first realised my Christmas did not resemble that of a Hallmark card.  But I do remember there was a point when the penny dropped.  It was probably around the same time I smugly realised I received all my presents from Santa before kids in the UK […]

Photography: 20 Landscapes from Antarctica, Arctic, Africa & Australia

I’m often asked if I prefer wildlife or landscape, as both a traveller and a photographer.  This isn’t a surprising question considering my travel itinerary of the past year has been led by a desire to experience and capture some of the world’s most beautiful and unique environments, birds and animals My perfect scenario is […]

20 Wildlife Encounters from Antarctica, Arctic, Africa & Australia

I was recently enjoying a drink with some friends in London, recounting tales of recent and upcoming travel adventures when one of them asked me a question: “Do you ever go on normal holidays anymore”?  My instinct was to answer “yes, of course” but then I tried to remember the last trip I enjoyed that […]

10 Great Things About the Flinders Ranges (South Australia)

I turned off the engine and stepped out of the car.  I had literally reached the end of the road and Pugilist Hill Lookout was the location from which I was planning to photograph sunset.  But before I set up my tripod there was something else I wanted to do. I closed my eyes. Silence. […]

Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges: The Scenic Route

In 1995, as a young and naïve 20 year old, I boarded an airplane for the first time.  I still remember the excitement I felt walking out on the tarmac at Adelaide Airport to board the Ansett Australia flight to Darwin to compete with my softball team mates in the University Games. Nearly twenty years […]

Exploring South Australia: Top 10 Inland & Outback Landscape Photographs

  (Ruins near Quorn, Flinders Ranges) Ask locals why they love living in South Australia and you will hear a variety of reasons. Like many people with an underlying wanderlust that won’t go away, I had a love-hate relationship with my own country before I used my passport for the first time. It felt small, […]

Exploring South Australia: Top 10 Sunrise & Sunset Photographs

  (Sunset at Gym Beach, Yorke Peninsula) Over the past few years, as I’ve stepped further away from my own backyard and embraced the world of travel, I’ve become more inspired by what I’ve seen.  As I’ve grown more inspired, my love of photography has evolved as I’ve tried to share this inspiration with others. […]

Exploring South Australia: Top 10 Wildlife Photographs

  (Red Kangaroo shows off his agility in the Flinders Ranges) I was not born a natural animal lover.  In fact, as a child I had a severe fear of dogs – severe!  Even If I saw one on a leash in the distance, I would break out into a sweat, shake with fear and […]

Exploring South Australia: Top 10 Coastal Photographs

(Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula) My first exposure to the South Australian coastline was as a child on holiday.  At least once a year, we’d take a family road trip from Broken Hill, leaving the hot and dry outback for the exciting “big city” in Adelaide.  My earliest memories of this 515km drive included enjoying […]