Category Archives: photography

riverine escape …

Some more pics from along the Berkeley River, half way between Wyndham and Kalumburu in the North Kimberley. Spectacular scenery, flora and fauna make it a great spot to visit. Click to zoom.

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cliff-hanging scenery …

The Berkeley RiverĀ  has cliffs along nearly 20km of navigable river, an outstanding scenic attraction for those fortunate enough to stay at the Berkeley River Lodge in the NE Kimberley. Click to zoom:

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the Pandanus Palm from the north …

Pandanus Palms, Pandanus spiralis, are an iconic species growing across Australia’s north, with some Kimberley types pictured here. Now they are growing in many parks and gardens, and are useful as a habitat for birds, bats and reptiles. The leaves … Continue reading

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wild horse roaming …

One of my joys collecting plant material for propagation is running into wild horses, once used as stockhorses, where the bull-buggy and motorbike now rule. Over time horses get to know us and trust us to check over them for … Continue reading

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out on the plain …

Close to Broome, is a low lying plain, often flooded during the wet season, where many birds, wallabies and other animals thrive. It was formerly a part of a cattle station, now soon to become a conservation park. Here are … Continue reading

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parks and gardens of the Northwest …

Over the last 17 years, I have been turning the parks and gardens of Pilbara and Kimberley towns into havens for local fauna, by replacing and returning colourful native species in place of weeds and exotics like palms and crotons. … Continue reading

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colouring the desert …

The Great Sandy Desert is amazing in the months following summer and autumn, when the colours emerge of a startling change in the environment. July to September reveals a kaleidoscope of colours erupting from the greys and greens among red … Continue reading

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Pilbara vista …

The Pilbara region in Western Australia is the heart of the mining region that provides the majority of Australia’s export income, mostly iron ore and gas, but also a myriad of other smaller metal producers including gold and manganese. That … Continue reading

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pindan red …

Pindan is the name given to the iron oxide rich red soils in the West Kimberley, especially that found on the cliffs at James Price Point north of Broome. Visitors to the region are struck by the deep colour, and … Continue reading

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a day off for the streets of Chinatown, Broome …

Broome has some architecture that is more suited to the tropics, so here are some pics with little traffic to hide the buildings. Chinatown is the predominant commercial zone in Broome. Click to zoom:

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