|In February we spent a weekend at the top of Australia (yes, I know it's only 2300 metres above sea level, but it's our highest point!). The weather was very atmospheric (cold, windy, wet) but it really did make for a special experience. These lovely Alpine Gentians Gentianella muelleriana in the mist through drops on the lens bring it back for me.|
More on the trip here, and in subsequent postings.
|Taken in the rainforest gully at the gardens, with the misters on, on a warm early autumn morning.|
|Bough Creek Waterhole, Bladensburg National Park.|
Our camp, among the Coolabah trees Eucalyptus coolabah, can just be seen on the left bank.
|Uluru sunset, from a long series. This is the moment that the shadow of the horizon begins its rapid rise up the wall.|
|Superb Fairy-wren female, about to (re)plunge above,|
and totally submerged below.
|Ring-tailed Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus in Black Wattle Acacia mearnsii.|
|Purple-throated Fruitcrow Querula purpurata, a very handsome cotinga 50 metres above the ground, |
Sacha Lodge, Ecuadorian Amazonia.
I do like the juxtaposition of the spider web too, though of course it was total serendipity.
|Giant Otter, one of a family of this sadly Endangered species which gave me, and others, huge pleasure at very short range from a small canoe.|
|Collared Sparrowhawk in our back yard - with sparrow!|