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Wombat Wednesday

Everyone loves the wombat. So here’s a few Maria Island locals doing their best to not look adorable – and failing miserably!                        

Fossil Cliffs Dusk to Dawn

The Fossil Cliffs on Maria Island are one of the highlights of even a short visit, and an absolute must shoot location from dusk to dawn for some great seascapes and starscapes for those who stay overnight.   Given the dire state of interstate travel right now and the resultant lack of bookings on my...Read More
maria island sunrise fossil cliffs

Maria Island Seascapes

Here is a selection of Maria Island seascapes taken during a winter visit there a couple of winters ago. Maria Island is accessed by ferry from the east coast town of Triabunna. A night or two on the island is basically compulsory for those visiting the island with photography the main aim. You can check...Read More

Maria Island Black & White Photographs

While on Maria Island a couple of months ago I stayed mostly in the Darlington (north) end of the island and took a couple of walks to the Fossil Cliffs and Painted Cliffs. These locations are the most well known so I wanted to “do them justice” on this particular trip. I have had the...Read More

Sunrise at Sea: Fossil Cliffs Maria Island

The Fossil Cliffs Maria Island are perhaps the best place to photograph the sunrise on the island. With a delightfully rocky foreshore and an easterly aspect it is similar to that other great location for sunrises in Tasmania, the Tessellated Pavements on Eaglehawk Neck. The view encompasses the aeons old fossill cliffs, named due to...Read More

Maria Island: Painted Cliffs

Part I of my few days on Maria Island last week is a series of dusk shots at the islands most famous natural attraction – the Painted Cliffs. These cliffs are a natural formation of gently eroded sandstone which has created intricate patterns as the waves and weather shaped the cliffs over thousands of years....Read More

Maria Island Free Ferry Service this Winter!

For those who are planning a visit to the sunny east coast of Tasmania in the next few weeks, make sure to take advantage of the Maria Island free ferry service which has run all winter and will finish up on September 1 2013. Normally the trip would cost you $35 (which isn’t all that...Read More