Well, my last post (from Japan) was about the firefly, so it is quite fitting that my first post back in Tasmania features some more “life that glows” - the glow worm!
Glow worms are not worms, they are the larval stage of a kind of gnat… Read more →
Well, this was a surprise – I spotted what I thought was a yellow fungi on a mossy tree trunk up on the banks of the Savage River with my group a few weeks ago. I left the scene and came back a little while later only to find that the fungi had moved (or at least changed positions)… Read more →
The Raptor Refuge in southern Tasmania has a new resident – a Tasmanian Masked Owl! The young fella, named Bentley, will likely join his brother Monty as the face of the refuge and I had the great honour of meeting him just a few weeks ago… Read more →
The Wineglass Bay Cruise is a great way to see the wonders of the Freycinet National Park from a unique perspective. The highlight is of course the wonderful geology of the area – the granite cliffs and sandy beaches that make this National Park such a great place to visit and explore… Read more →
The Raptor Refuge have again released a fighting fit young Wedge Tailed Eagle into the wild. Another successful raptor release yesterday, fulfilling the Refuge’s motto of “helping them soar again” out in the bushland and rolling hills of the Southern Midlands near Colebrook… Read more →
The Devils@Cradle Wildlife Park up at Cradle Mountain is a great place to visit and learn about Tasmania’s unique “carnivorous marsupials” – the well known Tasmanian Devil and the slightly less well known quoll species.
The Tasmanian Devil needs no introduction and spotting one is usually very high on a visitors list of things to do in Tasmania… Read more →
This young Tasmanian masked owl is the newest resident at the Raptor Refuge in Tasmania. Named “Montgomery”, the 2 month old is growing daily into his adult form, and these images capture the last of his youthful “fluff” which is giving way to reveal the common colouring of the adult Masked Owl… Read more →
The Raptor Refuge released a young and fighting fit White Bellied Sea Eagle the other day. After being found a little dazed and confused but with no serious injuries this young eagle only needed a couple of days to regain his strength and be on his way… Read more →
On Sunday August 2, I will be running a raptor photography workshop at the Raptor Refuge in southern Tasmania.
The Raptor Refuge is a working refuge and rehabilitation centre for Tasmania’s magnificent raptors rather than a zoo or wildlife park and is therefore not open to the public on a regular basis… Read more →
Today I was privileged to photograph a White Bellied Sea Eagle release off Bruny Island. The event was the result of 9 weeks of hard work by Craig Webb, of the Raptor Refuge, who found the injured raptor near Cloudy Bay a couple of months ago… Read more →