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pink robin in the tarkine tasmania

Pink Robin

This little pink robin put on a delightful little show on the Whyte River in Tasmania’s Tarkine for one of my groups a couple of years ago. I don’t post a lot of bird shots so I thought it might be nice to share these. Conveniently he was in a nice sunny spot so shooting...Read More
takayna/tarkine tasmania

takayna mist and light

takayna mist and light. This stunning scene was a big highlight of this autumn’s Tarkine photography workshop, which is scheduled again next autumn. The light was very beautiful, radiating out over the Norfolk Range from a break in the dark storm clouds. This is exactly the kind of moment that makes landscape photography a very...Read More
Warra Falls on the Arthur River Cruise in Tasmania's Tarkine

Warra Falls

Warra Falls is a great little series of cascades on Warra Creek, which is a small tributary of the Arthur River in the Tarkine. It is only accessible by joining the wonderful half day Arthur River Cruise, and is one of the highlights of my Tarkine Photography Workshops. Warra Falls is a short 10-15 minute...Read More
macleays swallowtail tasmania tarkine

Macleays swallowtail (Graphium macleayanus)

Macleays swallowtail (Graphium macleayanus) on Mt Donaldson in Tasmania’s Tarkine region. Tasmania’s only swallowtail butterfly apparently.   When I first visited the Tarkine many years ago I remember a nice little green butterfly flitting around and even spending some time on my hat as we camped in some random spot off the road. I don’t...Read More
tarkine que rainforest logging tasmania

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

Sundown Point Petroglyphs

The Sundown Point petroglyphs are a very significant aboriginal cultural site on Tasmania’s west coast. We visited the north west including Arthur River recently and dropped in on the Parks and Wildlife office where we got some incredibly helpful directions on finding them and headed out for sunset at Sundown Point over the petroglyphs. The...Read More
tarkine mt donaldson

Tarkine drone photos

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am now the proud owner of a drone, and last year I spent a bit of time getting to know it and would like to share these Tarkine drone photos with you. It is fascinating getting to know the drone and the potential for new images it...Read More

Tarkine rainforest and morning mist

I have been visiting the Tarkine since before moving to Tasmania way back in 2004, and have written many little blog posts about my travels there and the picture below to me represents something of a “full-circle” in terms of my own photography. This image is an aerial (drone) photo of the magnificent rainforest and...Read More

Sea Eagle Pieman River Cruise

During this May’s Tarkine photography workshop we were extremely fortunate to witness this white bellied sea eagle during our Pieman River Cruise one morning. We had chartered the little “Sweetwater” vessel, allowing us a private cruise on the Pieman nice and early in the morning when the morning mist was still dancing with the tips...Read More

Red Hygrocybe mushroom Tasmania

Today’s post is about this nice red fungi. I dont know much about it other than that it is reasonably common in the Tasmanian rainforest.  I am quite sure it is a Hygrocybe. I have a sneaking suspicion it might perhaps be a Hygrocybe firma, but for the time being here are the pics 🙂...Read More

Some more Tarkine fungi treasures

Every autumn I visit Corinna running a 5 day photography tour. One of the highlights is the fungi, which is in peak season from April through June. This year I visited Corinna once, and Philosopher Falls a few times. Here are some of the fungi we found during the May 2018 Tarkine photography tour. The...Read More
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