Beautiful in Blue

Of all our gorgeous Southern Australian marine critters there are few as beautiful as our Southern Blue Devil. Timid, elegant, graceful and a dazzlingly iridescent blue, their grumpy expression seems at odds with their vibrant colour. They are a fish that always make me smile when encountered on a dive. Normally a shy and reclusive […]

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Red Light District

It was a churning, swirly night dive under Port Noarlunga Jetty. The seas were breaking over the reef creating confusing eddies. Even my compass seemed to have a mind of its own. The white light from our torches turned the undersea world into a milky haze like swimming through swirling fog. Pretty soon it became […]

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Low Flying Galahs

The Pink and Grey Cockatoo, or simply ‘Galah’, is probably Australia’s most ubiquitous and well known cockatoo. They are not particularly revered for their intelligence however and being called ‘a galah’ is never a flattering gesture. We first set out on our hike, in South Australia’s ‘Deep Creek’ conservation park, with hands and arms free […]

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Swan Song

I had never imagined swans, black swans, as being anything other than freshwater birds so imagine my surprise exploring a spit of land off Pelican Point, Outer Harbour called Section Bank and coming across hundreds of black swans on a mission paddling their way east. Their destination perhaps might be Grey Point or even further […]

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