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Logging and the Election

At the risk of sounding political – well, there is an election this weekend here in Tasmania – I am sharing these photos of magnificent rainforest in the Tarkine. This particular area, along the Que River, contains massive old myrtle trees, giant ferns and fabulous fungi. There is no question of the forests age, beauty...Read More

Miena Cider Gums

I have spent a bit of time up at the Great Lake in Tasmania’s Central Highlands over past few weeks with the newly minted Highland Shutterbugs photography group. During my last visit we were granted access to one of the properties that contain the rare Miena Cider Gums, most of which sadly are now dead...Read More

Ghost Mushroom Paradise

Wowsers. What a sight. Ghosts – everywhere. Who you gonna call? Well to be honest, I called one of the fine folk in charge of the Tasmanian Fungi facebook group to find out where these beauties were and was rather surprised to be personally guided to the site! It was amazing. I packed a tent...Read More

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

** UPDATE APRIL 2021: Winter and spring dates are now set, with two brand new tours – Freycinet Winter Nights and 7 days in spring at Cradle & the Tarkine. Spring 4 day Cradle and Bay of Fires dates now available. Private 3 day tours available on demand all year round ** Contact me with...Read More
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Liffey River Cascades

Liffey Falls is one of Tassie’s best waterfalls, not just because the falls themselves are great, but the Liffey River cascades through some wonderful forest with multiple locations to shoot during the short walk of around 20-25 minutes each way. The first viewing decks are found around 10 minutes down the track and funnily enough...Read More
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Aurora March 20, 2021

The night of March 20, 2021 was a good one for aurora viewing – a lot of things lined up just perfectly. Super large coronal hole on the sun blowing the solar wind at the earth? Check. Moonless night? Check. Cloud free skies – absolutely! And a well behaved aurora that started performing right on...Read More

Bastion Cascades

The Bastion Cascades are just one of many hikes in the Meander area and we went to check them out a week or two ago. The weather turned out to be way sunnier than I was expecting which made shooting the waterfall tricky but it was still a great reccie for another visit in the...Read More

Cradle Mountain Festival of Fagus

In conjunction with the Cradle Mountain Hotels inaugural “Festival of Fagus” I am very excited to be presenting a day photographing Tasmania’s botanical wonder on Saturday April 24th. Every year for a couple of weeks each side of ANZAC day the mountains of western Tasmania glow with autumnal tones of yellow and orange as the...Read More

Bluestone Bay

I had a night at Bluestone Bay recently that turned out remarkable in that the sunset and the sunrise basically produced the exact same photos! Don’t believe me? Have a look 🙂   It was an extremely calm and clear night meaning the beautiful blue “Belt of Venus” was quite pronounced as the moon rose....Read More

Snug Tiers orchid spotting

The Snug Tiers are south of Hobart and last week I was lucky enough to spend a day out orchid hunting with local orchid expert Geoff to see some seasonal highlights of the orchid variety. Snug Greenhood – Pterostylis atriola   Summer Greenhood – Pterostylis decurva       Horseshoe Leek Orchid – Prasophyllum incurvum ...Read More
aurora australis southern lights south arm tasmania feb 2021

Return of aurora “season”?

Last night we were blessed with stunningly clear skies and a nice little bit of aurora action, so I ventured out to South Arm where I have shot before, this time hoping maybe to land the bioluminescence and aurora double. As it turned out there was no bio but the aurora appeared as a very...Read More