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Curious and active children explore the world around them.
Just hippeastrum, Gold Coast, Australia
These exotic plants have the power to change the look of the gardens in spring. Their buds emerge fast from the base of the plants and, over a period of few days, they start flowering red, white and many other colours not depicted here. Their green, and often glossy leaves surround the thick hollow stems and enhance the cheerful beauty of the plants. The photographs here are suitable for calendars, postcards, gardening brochures, magazines
Australia is a vast continent with a great variation in climatic conditions. This results in a plethora of colourful and varied wildflowers including banksia, bottlebrush, grevillea, daisies and many, many others in all colours of the rainbow.
Mexico travel photography
Mexico is an incredible country that has much to offer to its visitors: from the fascinating sites of the gigantic Mexico City to the mountain villages and the vibrant colonial towns; from the ancient pyramids of Aztecs and Maya to the newest Caribbean resorts there is always something to explore, to admire and to surprise.
Machinery - Farm (Antique).
These images are of old world antique farm machinery, used in the sugar cane fields of North Queensland, Australia. Some implements are - a horse drawn plough, sugar cane rail cart, steel wheels and steel wheeled cart, an old farm truck as well as a horse drawn hand plough.
In the middle of June when tourists crowd on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, Zagreb belongs to the locals and those few visitors who prefer to enjoy the sites of this great city. I was free to amble around admiring the ancient churches, elegant historic buildings and parks. Visiting the Mirogoj Cemetery set at the foot of Mount Medvedica was to experience one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen.
Adelaide International Horse Trials
Adelaide International Horse Trials is a four star event held in November each year.
Magic of fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables are some of the most enjoyable objects to photograph. The bright pyramids of apples and tomatoes on the market stalls, sweet figs, cocoa pods clinging to a tree trunk and a cluster of grapes in the vineyard, they all fascinate with their colours, smells, flavours and their varied shapes.
Aboriginal Communities NT
Remote Aboriginal communities are spread right across the Northern Territory - in bushland and along the coast in Arnhem Land, in the central deserts and offshore islands. The small townships are dynamic areas with inhabitants who look after vast tracts of land as part of their traditional indigenous commitments. Outstations are at the heart of these land management obligations and essential for continuing culture.
Destination Gold Coast, Australia
The images here intend to show only some of the city's highlights. Sitting on the east coast of Australia and on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the Gold Coast is a favourite tourist destination. It is known for its climate, great beaches, eye catching high rises, parks, leafy suburbs by the canals and the picturesque hinterland. The city is also home to arts, universities, modern hospitals and shopping centres. .
What is a landscape without a sky? Blue skies, thunderous gloom, bushfire haze, signs of rain, cloud carpet from above, brilliant rainbows and sunsets, fireworks and dust. Cumulus, stratus, cirrus and all the combinations. Amazing colours, patterns & textures.
Reptiles - Snakes of Queensland, Australia.
Pictured are an Amethystine python, 5 metres in length, the black and white striped Bandy Bandy, an adult Carpet Python, a baby Carpet python resting amongst the leaves of a palm tree, the Small-eyed Snake which is deadly, eating one of its kind, the smaller Northern Tree Snake followed by images of a Common Tree Snake scaling a gum tree and also after a successful hunt, eating a Green Tree Frog. Amazing images mostly taken in the rainforests of Far North Queensland, Australia.
Children, beach and water play
Infants, toddlers and preschoolers running and walking through water, being splashed by the waves, pouring water, sitting and playing in sand, walking on sand, picking shells, or taking part in other activities at the beach.
Cultures around the world
What are cultures? Cultures are the way of life of different ethnic groups or nationalities. Facets can include food, dress, traditional behaviours or rituals, religion and beliefs, language and societal structures. Travel gives one the opportunity the experience and learn about different cultures, however living in countries other than one's own as I do, gives the opportunity for deeper immersion and a greater empathy and understanding. These photographs try to convey that.
Aboriginal Education Pre & Primary
The most successful education programs for young indigenous children on remote communities involves aboriginal teachers, teaching aides, or parents who become directly involved with the programs.
Tokyo: Old And New
Tokyo, Japan. A city of amazing contrast. From the skyscrapers and frantic pace of Shinjuku, to traditional Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines and a more relaxed pace in old Asakusa, Japanese people combine ancient customs and traditions with neon lights and state of the art technology.
Aboriginal Rock Art
Aboriginal rock art is located in the Arkaroo Hills area of the Southern Flinders Ranges in South Australia. This is one of two places visited and photographed. Each line, symbol or mark represents an aboriginal event. Some of the symbols are depicted on a nearby sign, included in these images, which interprets the meanings of these sacred markings.
Architecture, a contemporary take
This lightbox contains the photographs of skyscrapers and bridges, shipyard, hot house and decorative elements of architecture as seen in Australia, Egypt, Macau, Malaysia, Poland and Singapore.
Trains - Steam - Duke of Edinburgh 621.
Steam Engine 621 - Duke of Edinburgh is seen here pulling into the restored Strathalbyn Railway Station in the Adelaide region, to pick up tourists on its journey to Victor Harbour, on the South Coast of South Australia. This majestic train commands attention as it passes by, whistles bellowing and steam pouring from the funnels as it echos the bygone era of rail transport.
Many people visit Nepal to go trekking with the Annapurna region being one of the most popular regions for this. Depending on the time of year, it can be a great opportunity to see Himalayan flowers in bloom and the snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna range while also having the chance to interact with and learn from the local Nepali people.
The South Australian holiday
The images in this lightbox were taken during my recent trip to South Australia. The southern region of the State has wonderful scenery, rose gardens, historic towns and an incredible number of vineyards. Kangaroo Island is one of its great nature attractions with the Remarkable Rocks and seal colonies.
Aboriginal Fire Management
Just as they have for thousands of years, indigenous Australians use fire to management land and landscapes. Early season burns reduce the chance for late dry season wildfires that can devastate the land. Fire is used to clear land around rock art sites to ensure bigger late season fires don't damage the rock.
Photos of Morocco
These photographs give an overview of Morocco: its culture, its attractions, its people and what makes it such a unique place to visit.The color of Morocco is what makes it such an attractive destination for tourists, and hence for travel sections in newspapers and magazines.
A fascinating mixture of spices, use of traditional cooking techniques such as tagines and the mixture of savoury and sweet have made Moroccan food not only a taste sensation in Morocco but it has spread throughout the world. Couscous, tagine and the enigmatic pastilla remain highlights of any visit to Morocco.
Medjugorje â€“ the town between the mountains
More than a million pilgrims visit this little town in Hercegovina in former Yugoslavia. It is best known for the apparitions when the Virgin Mary reportedly showed herself to six young people in 1981, a phenomenon not officially approved by the Catholic Church but under investigation by a church commission. Large crowds attend mass at the Church of St James the Apostle, and many walk up Krizevac, the Cross Mountain, a rocky path with the Stations of the Cross, up to a crucifix erected in 1933.
Australian National Parks
Australia has many national parks throughout the country. These cover areas as diverse as deserts, rocky gorges, forests, rivers and the coast. Here is a sample of a few.
Young Aboriginal people have a varied upbringing. They participate in ceremonies from a very young age, learning how to dance and play music, as well as being taught stories about tribal history and responsibilities. Much of their time is spent outdoors learning how to gather bush tucker and hunt.
Kakadu plum is native to northern Australia and has been collected and eaten by Indigenous people for thousands of years - it is known for its health benefits. Western science has found the fruits - also known as billy-goat plum, mimarral and gubinge - has the highest levels of vitamin C and anti-oxidants in the world. Several Aboriginal communities have begun gathering the fruit to sell to multinational health and beauty companies.
This is a series of bird phots shot in either Far North Queensland or the Northern Territory Australia. It includes Parrots, predator birds and others. All images were shot at 21Mpixels and are suitable for sizable enlargements (A2 at least) or for quality publications.
Vineyards of South Australia
The South Australia's wine producing regions of the Riverland, Barossa and Clare Valleys are some of the most attractive tourist destinations. A traveller can explore their numerous wineries and vineyards, learn about the varieties of grapes, their harvest and process of making wine. In the small towns with the churches and old houses one can find a range of places to enjoy a light lunch or dinner with a glass of some famous local wine.
Animals - Agile Wallaby.
View images of the Agile Wallaby (Macropus agilis) with a new baby in the pouch. The babys' head can be seen inside and also just outside the pouch, exploring a new world. There are also images of rather curious Agile Wallabies as they munch on grass and look a little bemused but very cute!
Flowers - Eucalyptus - Gum Tree Flowers.
These Australian Eucalyptus - Gum tree flowers, have red caps on their gum nuts prior to flowering. Once the flowers start to emerge, the red caps fall off. When the flowers fall off, a huge ribbed and cylindrically shaped gum nut is left. Amazing nature!
Sikkim - Green Lake trek to Kangchenjunga base camp
The Green Lake trek in Sikkim (India) starts at the small village of Lachan and travels through spectacular Rhododendron and Teak forests, along a glacier moraine. It passes some of the most beautiful mountains including Siniolcho and Kanchenjunga (the third highest mountain in the world).
Cape Ranges & Ningaloo reef
The Cape Ranges National park near Exmouth (Western Australia) borders the Ningaloo reef and has abundant wildlife. Rock Wallaby can be seen on walks though gorges that are formed in old coral reefs. Bright coral fish and turtles provide spectacular sights while snorkling from the beaches. Nearby, boats take you on whale watching trips that include swimming with the enormous Whale shark.
Historic Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1774. A party of convicts and soldiers established a settlement in 1788 to produce food for Sydney. The British established a penitentiary in 1825 but the conditions were terrible.In 1852 Bishop Wilson recommended closure of the settlement and all had left by 1855. A year later the descendents of the Bounty mutineers were brought from Pitcairn Island to settle on Norfolk Island. The island is now a popular tourist destination.
Mud Crab Fishing
Mud crabs are caught along the coast of Australia and are particularly common in the north. One of the most productive areas is in the Gulf of Carpentaria at the mouth of the Roper River, where several groups have established a settlement to capture the creatures. They use small dinghies that are tossed on the cross-currents of the Roper and Gulf to set and bring up crab pots for about nine months of the year - a tough life.
Grandparents and their grandchildren
It is said that grandchildren are the dessert of life. It is arguably true that grandparents have more time for their grandchildren than parents have. And grandchildren seem to enjoy and benefit from the experience and wisdom of their grandparents. Researchers David A Coall and Ralph Hertwig have found evidence that the presence of grandparents can substantially increase the chances of a child surviving the high-risk period of infancy and childhood.
An architecture gem, Zamosc, Poland
Zamosc is a renaissance city in the south east part of the country. It is named after Jan Zamoyski, one of the wealthiest and the most enlightened magnate of the 16th century Poland. He realised the importance of a defensible place near the Ukrainian border, and commissioned the Italian architect Bernardo Morando to work with him on a project. The result was the remarkable city with the merchant houses, colonnaded arcades and one of the best in Europe Main Market Square.
The whole world is experiencing rapid climate change. Since the 1950s the average Australian temperatures risen by about 1°C This has resulted in more frequent heatwaves and a decrease in the numbers of frosts and cold days. Ver the last 50 years rainfall in the northwest of the continent has increased while much of eastern Australia and the far southwest have experienced a decline. Storms, dust clouds,floods, droughts are becoming commonplace.
Through the years the human animal has been into construction, at first by adapting and using naturally available materials, and then by manufacturing special ones for specific purposes. Here are examples from different times and different parts of the world.
Seascapes from South Western Australia
The coastline of the south western corner of Australia is buffeted by weather and waves coming in from vast expanses of open water in the Indian and Southern oceans. The coastline is made up of rugged rocky shores and peaceful white sandy beaches. The weather systems arriving from Antarctica bring spectacular cloud formations and wild seas providing viewers with awesome displays of natures power and beauty. Here are a few images from the region that show the beauty and contrasts to be found.
Large Feral Animals Australia
Over the past 200 years a number of very large animals have been introduced to northern Australia that create significant damage, especially to the fragile wetlands of the Top End. Animals such as buffalo and pigs are nearly impossible to eradicate in floodplain and wetland areas while camels, donkeys and horses flourish in the drier parts of the north.
Aboriginal people work in a variety of businesses on their communities - from forestry projects to pastoral properties, mining and construction as well as running many of the day-to-day programs that keep their townships running smoothly.
The beautiful Tilba valley on the south coast of NSW hides the National Trust classified village of Central Tilba. The village was established on the slopes of Mt Dromedary to serve gold mining boom in the 19th century and then relaxed as a centre for the local dairying industry. Today the picturesque town caters for a tourists.
The Eagles' Nests Trail of Castles, Poland
Travelling on an overcast day from Czestochowa towards Krakow and with the sun only sometimes peering through the clouds it was not a preferred time to visit the medieval castles on that trail. Often built by the kings and noblemen to defend the borders, they are an important part of the history and also a great tourist attraction. So I felt they deserve to be included in the series of my images from Poland.
Agriculture - Crops.
From the golden carpet of flowering Canola crops and the greenest fields of Grain crops to the vast and colourful Sugar Cane crops - Agricultural beauty.
Protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Sea Turtles are the friendly custodians of the coral reefs : always a pleasure to meet them underwater.
Australia has a unique and diverse range of wildlife and native fauna. The Koala, Kookaburra, Echidna, Kangaroo and a variety of distinct or rare birds, marsupials and reptiles each capture the beauty and uniqueness of Australia's Wildlife species. Photographs of Australia's Wildlife and native wonders are a way in which we can connect to the very spirit of Australia and what it has to offer within the greater world of Nature.