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The Neck, Bruny Island

The Neck, Bruny Island

This morning started with lots of rain, defying the forecast of sunny skies and making the journey here somewhat in the unknown. But lo and behold – the clouds gave way for blue sky and sunlight, making this capture possible, capturing the immense beauty of this stretch of Bruny Island. I was in luck to […]

The Neck, Bruny Island, Tasmania

The Neck, Bruny Island

This road is built on a very narrow stretch of land, where one side has an amazing beach seen here, and the other facing Tasmania. As you can see there is barely a place to park you car. How this place is during the high season I can only imagine. I enjoyed every minute of […]

Bennett's Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus ssp. rufogriseus)

Bennett’s Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus ssp. rufogriseus)

At first I thought I encountered an albino, but it just a very light-colored variation to the norm which you can see on the individual drinking water below – just a few meters away. Aperture: ƒ/4.5 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 500mm ISO: 640 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

Port Sorell, Tasmania

Port Sorell, Tasmania

Humanity has always been inspired by nature, and tried to express their experience of nature through art. Although there are countless incredible human productions, nature simply cannot be beat in any way. Be it microscopic or on cosmological scales. Nature is always more. Every moment of every day there are shapes, patterns and colors for […]

Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

The first time I encountered this species I was surprised how small and cute looking they were. I had the misplaced assumption they were large and very aggressive as their name suggested. As with so many of the Australian marsupials this is a cute looking animal you can see crossing the road or in the […]

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

Kingfishers are known for fishing, but fish is not big on the laughing kookaburras menu. It will sit perched high like a fence post seen here, and wait for prey to move below and then swoop in. With its formidable beak the prey stands little chance of survival. It will catch snakes, geckos, lizards, mice, […]

Anatidae

Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)

The meadows in between the 56 wind turbines of Musselroe Wind Farm at Cape Portland provides food for the cape barren geese, and hopefully none of them are killed by the blades of the turbines. This species is also found on the southern coast of mainland Australia. It sounds like this: Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON […]

Green Rosella (Platycercus caledonicus)

Green Rosella (Platycercus caledonicus)

A Tasmanian endemic, which means it lives nowhere else on Earth. It sounds like this: Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 500mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 1/1000 s

Taylor's Beach, Break O'Day, Tasmania

Taylor’s Beach, Break O’Day

A very brief, but stunning part of sunset on a beach I visited many times during my stay here. Every hour of the day provided a uniquely beautiful experience, and particularly so with the presence of only nature and wildlife, as this was autumn and the low season for visitors. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D5 […]

Taylor's Beach, Break O'Day, Tasmania

Taylor’s Beach, Break O’Day

This is such a beautiful beach I’m sure is pretty crowded in summer, but this is autumn and this couple were the only other humans I encountered here during my several visits during my time here. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 70mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

Bicheno Blowhole, Tasmania

Bicheno Blowhole, Tasmania

The Bicheno blowhole can be magnificent if you come during optimal conditions of high waves and tide with a partly cloudy sky as seen here. Better stick around in Bicheno if you are unlucky in regards to the weather and tidal conditions on your first attempt. Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 24mm ISO: […]

Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Coles Bay

Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Coles Bay

A beautiful lighthouse in an amazing natural setting, and I had it almost all to myself! As I visited in autumn, there were hardly any visitors and the landscape was all natural sounds and sights. Elevation: 18 meters Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: L1D-20c Focal length: 10.26mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)

Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)

In many places the various species of wallabies have become so used to humans that they come out and up close to check you out. As they are herbivores I find it quite interesting why they chose to come up close to humans. Perhaps some humans do hand out irresistible plant materials, or some have […]

Russell Falls, Mount Field

Russell Falls, Mount Field

This was perhaps the most “crowded” of all the waterfalls I visited during my trip to New Zealand And Tasmania this autumn, and I can only imagine how crowded this place would be during the high season. During my visit it was all nature and only the occasional visitor. I even saw a sleeping wallaby […]

Russell Falls, Mount Field

Russell Falls, Mount Field

This was perhaps the most “crowded” of all the waterfalls I visited during my trip to New Zealand And Tasmania this autumn, and I can only imagine how crowded this place would be during the high season. During my visit it was all nature and only the occasional visitor. I even saw a sleeping wallaby […]

Lord Howe Island twin peaks

The home of the rare and wonderful These beautiful twin peaks are the landmarks of the island, and holds so much more than beauty to the human eye, and is recognized with the highest honor as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tallest of the two peaks is Mt Gower at 867 meters, to the […]

Lord Howe Island twin peaks

The home of the rare and wonderful These beautiful twin peaks are the landmarks of the island, and holds so much more than beauty to the human eye, and is recognized with the highest honor as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tallest of the two peaks is Mt Gower at 867 meters, to the […]

Lord Howe Island Bodyboarder

Waiting for that next big one! When the tide and direction of the wind is right for Lord Howe Island’s Blinky Beach, surfers rush here to take advantage it. Lord Howe Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of those rare places that will never be crowded with people as there is cap of […]

Lord Howe Island sunset

9 out of 10 evenings during my stay on Lord Howe Island I walked the Little Island Track along the beach to the outcrop called Little Island. At first to experience the sunsets, but after just one sunset I was completely hooked. Hooked on experiencing the large numbers of seabirds. I visited in April, the […]

Lord Howe Island Bodyboarder

Knowing when to expect big surfs is one thing, but taking advantage of them when they do arrive is another. You might not see any great waves during your stay, or find out that when you were hiking the interior, there were amazing surfs lasting just a couple of hours. Locals know this all too […]

Lord Howe Island Surfer

The clarity and color of the sea here on Lord Howe Island’s Blinky Beach is absolutely stunning, and when waves are rolling in you can see the turquoise stand bright against the froth of the breaking waves when the sun is low and at a favorable angle. I have seen these colors in the arctic, […]

Megalong Valley Road, Blue Mountains, Australia

Blue Mountains is mostly known for its waterfalls and sheer cliffs, but is so much more. Wherever you go, wherever you look, there is something amazing and unique. It’s all about being present! As I was driving down towards the valley from Blackheath, I was amazed by the lushness of the forest and the beauty […]

Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains is famous and visited by many, and now by me. I expected to see mountains, but was disappointed as the landscape was just hills – even as I entered Katoomba. Elevation-wise it’s not really very high, around a thousand metres, but with mountains in its name I had expectations of peaks. It is […]

Blue Mountains National park

I had only 3 nights here in the Blue Mountains, and a limit to how much I could explore during that time. Thus I selected spots close to my hotel, and revisited these spots at different times of day. This very spot was just a few hundred meters from the hotel, and I went down […]

Blue Mountains National Park

The Three Sisters of Blue Mountain National Park is perhaps the most known of all landmarks in the park, but for the most part seen from a distance. And from a distance they look very interesting to climb, but alas! Up close it becomes clear that they are quite a challenge for novices, and the […]

Blue Mountains National Park

This morning started with dense fog and no promise of any sun rays. I was greeted with lots of bird sounds, but nothing to see. As the morning progressed, I could see glimpses of sun, and within minutes the top cloud layer cracked open. I decided to walk closer to the famous three sisters and […]

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains National Park, Australia.

My first morning in this amazing national park was that of utter gloom as the clouds were hanging all the way to the ground – as fog. Weather changes quickly up here, so I was not deterred and just as I arrived at the lookout point I was greeted with lots of loud Sulphur-crested cockatoos […]

Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

During my stay in Sydney I got real close to a family of kookaburras residing in the park just outside the house of my friend Pia Lindgren. First of all I was amazed by how tame they were. They could sit on the ground or on a branch, and when I slowly walked outside to […]

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)

This wonderfully colored bird is definitely into a balanced diet, as it will gladly take handouts like apples from us humans. In fact this is one of many pairs that regularly visit the garden of my friend in Sydney, and while there I could sit or stand very close to them. They primarily came to […]