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aurora australis
Aurora Australis off the Tasman Peninsula, Feb 3, 2022

Tasman Peninsula Aurora

2022 marks my 10 year anniversary of shooting the aurora here in Tasmania, and I have to say, after all this time, the excitement has not waned one little bit. In fact, some of these shots from the Tasman Peninsula on Thursday night would have to count as “personal best” aurora shots! I found myself...Read More
Comet Leonard from kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tasmania

Comet Leonard

Last night I took advantage of the clear skies and lack of moonlight to get out and see if I could capture Comet Leonard. I decided on kunanyi/Mt Wellington as I hadn’t been up there in ages, and given the comets location in the western sky I thought the other side of Hobart’s city lights...Read More
aurora australis tasmania november 4 2021

The Southern Lights are back!

Thursday November 4, 2021 was a stunning night viewing the southern lights, and included some incredibly high beams on a perfectly clear and dark night. Tasmania was treated to a real spectacle as a major geomagnetic storm hit and the aurora put on a mesmerising dance. The night was perfectly clear for what was one...Read More
aurora australis south arm tasmania march 2021

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
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

Aurora at Freycinet National Park

On the evening of March 27 I headed up to Freycinet, lured by clear skies and a small possibility of an aurora – which has been quite elusive for me lately, it has been ages since I shot a good aurora! The skies stayed clear – mostly – although there was an unfortunately positioned line...Read More

Overland Track Aurora – November 2015

These Overland Track aurora photos were taken back in November 2015, on the first night of my walk down the track with the Cradle Mountain Huts guided walk. The aurora appeared right on dusk, and indeed it was hard to distinguish the aurora from the twilight glow in my first test shots earlier in the...Read More

Aurora and the Milky Way

A lovely little aurora graced the southern skies over Tasmania last night. As luck would have it, I had a booking in place for a 1 on 1 session this evening so a family from the USA have left Tasmania with an unforgettable experience! These shots were taken from South Arm between 9:30 and 10:00....Read More

Wineglass Bay Aurora!

The aurora put on a killer show on December 20 which I am sad to say – I slept through… Having missed a big one I watched the numbers like a hawk on December 21 and decided there was still enough in it to warrant a trip up the east coast to attempt a Wineglass...Read More

Bay of Fires Aurora!

The aurora australis, or Southern Lights, seem to be making a fairly regular appearance during my Tasmanian photography workshops. In the past I have experienced one rather stunning display at Coles Bay as well as a few at Cradle Mountain and now I can add this Bay of Fires aurora to the list too! The...Read More