Lifeblood

Rivulets of seawater snake their way in from Barker Inlet through woodlands of white mangrove bringing life to the boggy marshlands of Torrens Island. The colours are surreal with the greens and yellows of magrove canopy yielding to the vibrant crimson of red samphire salt-marsh. So much beauty so close to home.

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Face 2 Face

Just imagine being two inches tall, opening your eyes, turning on your torch and coming face to face with … Assuming you are still with me you’d quickly become entranced by those amazing blue-green opalesque eyes and what at first seemed ugly becomes beautiful. You can spot a gurnard perch from quite a distance at […]

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Pushing Up Daisies

It’s ironic how such dainty little white and yellow flowers have taken on the omen of death. Still, here they are all congregated in a suspiciously defined patch of open grass amid the old graves of Greyfriar’s Kirkyard, Edinburgh. You can of course look at those little white and yellow daisies see them for what […]

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Opal Eyes

There are many fishes local to a region that you will never find in an aquarium or in the fish markets or even in National Geographic. They are either poisonous, uninteresting, commercially unviable or just plain ugly. The poor Little Scorpionfish (Maxillicosta scabriceps) seems to fall into all categories. Those eyes however are magnificent and […]

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