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 […]

Highlights of Iceland: Gullfoss Waterfall

I heard it before I saw it: a thunderous crash of water providing background music to one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. I followed the sound towards a mist in the distance, an intriguing invitation to come closer. And then I saw it: a spectacular multi cascade of water flowing from Iceland’s second largest glacier, […]

Travel Tips: The Azores, Portugal

(Moon rising over Pico Mountain) Perfect for photographers, hikers and general lovers of the great outdoors, the Azores offer a number of activities and highlights that seems out of proportion with the size and tranquillity of these picturesque islands. I have a confession to make.  If you mentioned the Azores to me six months ago, […]

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 […]

How to Photograph the Northern Lights: A Step by Step Guide

(This post has been updated – 31 March, 2017) Let’s assume you’ve done your research and selected a time of year and location that increases your chances of seeing the Northern Lights.  Let’s assume the conditions and an element of luck are on your side and they are dancing in the sky above you.  Let’s […]