Sepia Apama

Far up into South Australia’s Spencer Gulf, in the rocky shallows of Stony Point near Whyalla, is a very special place where once a year, in the depths of winter, our Giant Cuttlefish congregate to mate and renew. The ongoing struggle between fishers demanding their right to catch and the divers, the snorkellers and environmentalists, […]

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Alien Seed

These enigmatic and almost unnerving sponges around Edithburgh Jetty seem to me like some ancient sentinel lifeform left to observe the passage of evolution. When I think of them in that way it no longer seems strange that these are animals, not plants, and that it is more than likely that this sentinel began its […]

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The Fish’s Eye

In the visual cacophony of this scene the camera has captured everything from the jetty pylons and fish swimming near the surface to the bright orange nudibranch grazing on the rocky reef foreground. Is this really a fish’s eye view within the underwater world? Perhaps, but not for the reasons you might think. Optically speaking […]

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Capturing The Wonderful

I had just arrived in Tromsø, made the short trip to Ersfjordbotn and began getting settled on board our vessel when the word went out, ‘the lights are in the sky’. Half unpacked, find tripod, check camera, leap from the ship onto the wharf, find a spot, set-up and go! What a wonderful introduction to […]

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Aurora Borealis

The Auroras have been a mystery to me my entire life, something almost never seen from southern Australia and certainly not by me. I had seen photographs, watched documentaries, even studied a little on how they are formed. Still they had remained to me in the world of myth. My visit to Norway changed everything. […]

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