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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2013 Travel Highlights: Top 10 Landscape Photographs

Top 10 Landscape Photographs of 2013 Travels This was the year I noticed a shift in my travel style.  Instead of being a traveller who takes photographs, I felt more like a photographer who travels.  Instead of an extra pair of shoes, I packed an extra camera lens.  Instead of feeling bored whilst queuing at the […]

2013 Travel Highlights: Top 10 Locations

It’s that time of year again!  Newspapers reflect on the “year that was”, magazines publish their “best of” lists and TV stations screen their annual “countdown” programs.  So I’m joining in with my Top 10 Locations of the year! As individuals, we inevitably reflect on the year gone by, celebrating our achievements and lamenting our […]

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 […]

Exploring South Australia: Through New Eyes

 (Victor Harbour) “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” (Marcel Proust)   My passion for travel and photography has taken me around the world through seven continents and introduced me to breath-taking landscapes, eye-opening cultures and incredible wildlife. It has also resulted in me both neglecting […]

Exploring Australia: 5 Great Photography Locations in Tasmania

(Eddystone Point, Tasmania) My passion for travel is motivated by a desire to live life instead of existing through it. My passion for photography is motivated by a desire to share these experiences with others – the landscapes that have mesmerized me, the wildlife that has intoxicated me, the people who have inspired me and […]

10 More Signs That I’m Back in Australia

I recently reflected on 10 signs that remind me I’m back in Australia: my home country, the country I’ve lived away from for the past 12 years and the country I’ve grown to appreciate the more I travel around the world. But it’s not just the literal signs I’ve noticed – the wildlife road signs, […]