Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Birds of Springbrook

Golden whistler

By Ryan Pearson
In the hills near Queensland's Gold Coast lies some beautiful rainforest at Springbrook. A short camping trip up there allowed some hiking time, and plenty of wildlife encounters. It was a rainy weekend so my camera didn't come out as often as I'd like but below are a handful of bird photos I managed to take entirely within The Settlement camp ground area.. along with some crappy pics of a couple of other critters (taken on a rainy night with my phone).

Saturday, 10 September 2016

A photo tour of Australia's wild and wonderful Top End

The estuarine or saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Yellow Waters in Kakadu.

By Ryan Pearson
I recently had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the 3rd Australian Sea Turtle Symposium which was held at the Territory Wildlife Park, about 45 mins outside of Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory. Following the symposium I took the opportunity to travel the length of the Top End through a number of national parks, including Australia's largest, Kakadu. This really is a must-do adventure where we encountered some of Australia's most iconic wildlife and landscapes. Here are some of the nature pics taken along the journey.