Stock Photo Gallery, Stock Photography Lightboxes
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.
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.
Gemstones and crystals
Gemstone and crystal specimens on white backgrounds. Select gems, jewellery, ornamental carvings, natural crystals and jade mineral carvings.
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.
Desserts, JJ FrenchPastry
Enjoy the images of selected desserts and pastries from Laotian-French fusion fine-food dining restaurant notable for taste and presentation. The artistic and colorful desserts include combination of fresh fruits, mousses, cream, dough, chocolate, and nuts. The splendid cuisine offers harmonious flavors and illustrates the fine craft of Chef JJ Praseuth Luangkhot of JJ Bistro and French Pastry in Kaimuki, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
A selection of tomato shots by Rob Walls, from the tomatoes growing in the garden to bottling preserved tomatoes.
Ethnic Villages Bolaven Plateau Laos
Daily life in ethnic villages on the Bolaven Plateau Laos, home to the Katu, Nge, Katang and other Mon Khmer ethnic groups. Harvested grain, chillies, peanuts and maize are dried outside on mats. The Katang weave and maintain their traditions practicing both animism, shamanism and buffalo sacrifice. The Katu uniquely carve wooden coffins well before an expected death and store them under their houses or rice sheds. The government has provided schools, electricity and water pumps to some villages. Stilt palm and thatch houses are built from ratten and wood.
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.
Aerial Views of Rockhampton Set 2
A variety of aerial views of Rockhampton, Queensland and surrounding areas
Ko Samui, Thailand
Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Ko Samui is Thailand's second largest island. It's tropical white beaches, aqua waters, coral reefs and coconut trees add to its exotic appeal, making it a must see tourist destination for Southern Thailand. It is surrounded by some sixty other islands, which compose the Ang Thong Marine National Park, Ko Phangan, Ko Tao and Ko Nang. Samui is a mix of natural paradise, pulsating nightlife and layed back sandy beaches.
Old Wagon and Metal Cog Wheels
From a past era of equipment, view an old wooden wagon, used probably for a variety of cartage needs on the farm. Also see an old plough, now on view at a sugar cane farm, sitting beside the fields it worked over fifty years ago, in North Queensland. Large metal cogs can be seen here also, which once hauled fishing boats along rails and into their sheds beside the ocean in Southern Australia.
Animals - Wallabies.
The Agile Wallaby - Macropus agilis and Allied Rock Wallaby - Petrogale assimilis, were photographed around Ross River Dam, Townsville, northern Queensland, Australia. This area is a natural habitat for these wallabies which thrive in their surroundings.
Temples of Myanmar
Being a predominantly Buddhist country, Myanmar has temples scattered throughout. Even though there are temples in most cities, towns and villages, the greatest concentration is on the Plain of Bagan. By the end of the 1200s, the Plain of Bagan in Burma contained 4446 temples having been built over 230 years. Earthquakes, floods and thieves have left about 2200 temples and pagodas today.
Stanley, Tasmania Panoramas
Stanley is the major fishing port on the north west coast of Tasmania but more commonly known for the Nut a volcanic core rising steeply to 143m behind the historic town. The site was first settled in 1826 by the Van Diemen's Land Company and Highfield historic site displays its pastoral beginnings. Today Stanley is a prime destination for tourists with cafes, craft shops and B&B accommodation in the historic shops and houses.
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.
Venice - la Serenissima
Too many tourists and a rising sea level threaten this faded beauty. But stay away from the crowded places and you will find memorable sights that will make you come back again and again. As Marion Kaminski has pointed out, Venice is the perfect place to get lost in. Stroll along narrow canals, cross beautiful arched bridges, sit in a picturesque piazza, take a gondola trip or - less expensive - the vaporetto waterbus to ever more exciting spots. You'll never get enough! And during the Carnival you will meet the most fantastic characters.
Around the Kathmandu Valley rim
Most visitors to Nepal begin and end their journey in Kathmandu, however few make it to the many scenic places around the Kathmandu Valley rim. These places include Balthali, Namobuddha, Dhulikhel, Nargakot and Shivapuri National Park. Besides national parks, there are monasteries, mountains, villages and the opportunity to see everyday life in rural Nepal.
Markets are always full of interesting sights, sounds and smells. From fresh foods, to antiques and clothing, the markets of the world are a great place to shop or just browse and take in the colourful characters.
Angels are usually viewed as messengers of a supreme divine being, sent to do that being's tasks. The Christian concept shifted between the angel as a messenger of God and a manifestation of God himself. The physical appearance of angels varies, but many are depicted in human form. Although a popular belief is that angels were once human beings, most major religions deny such a view, and this position is held only by Latter Day Saints and the Baha'i Faith.
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.
Malacca is about two hours drive from Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital. This set of photographs is a snapshot of its historic centre, a UNESCO Heritage Site and its environs. Arriving here one can explore Chinatown with its temples and shop-houses, Dutch Square (Red Square) with Christ Church, Clock Tower, City Hall and landmarks such as the ruins of Portuguese fortress.
Buildings - Abandoned Railway Station.
Images of an old Railway Station from days gone by...the architecture reflects the era of steam locomotives and wooden passenger carriages and goods carriages. Many people would have caught a train travelling to or from Manoora Station in South Australia and goods would have been hauled into and out of town as well. A Railway Station from another era.
Road Signs in Australia.
Signs found on roadsides in outback Australia vary from roadtrain warning signs to advertising for outback pubs and rest stops.
Aerial views of the Capricorn Coast, Queensland Set 1
Aerial views of the Capricorn Coast and surrounds, Queensland
Patagonia - Torres del Paine
The Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile has spectacular scenery. These photographs are from the Torres Del Paine circuit which is a 8-10 day walk that takes you though forests, bogs, over mountain passes and along brilliant blue glacier lakes.
In the South Australian outback lies both a salt lake, Lake Hart and a rocky desert near Coober Pedy. They are both very colourful, from the red rocky desert with an amazing blue sky to reflections in a salt lake of blue skies and clouds overhead.
Beautiful plants and flowers
Enjoy the beauty of flowers and plants. Some of my images have copy space suitable for text on birthday or greeting cards.
RAAF Roulettes aerobatic team
The Roulettes are the Royal Australian Air Force's elite formation aerobatic display team that showcase Air Force flying skills to the Australian public. Team members are flying instructors at the Air Force's Central Flying School. The Roulettes currently fly Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft
Birds - Australian Native 2
Welcome to the world of Australian Birds. Intelligent and incredibly beautiful, these are a few examples and even more will be added soon. Enjoy!
Animals - Dingo.
Australia's only wild dog, the Dingo (Canis lupus dingo) warrily roams amongst tourists hoping for a food morsel, at a roadside rest stop, then wandering out into paddocks in the outback of South Australia.
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.
Bhaktapur, the old city
Bhaktapur is one of the old cities in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site full of Newari architecture including temples, houses and palaces adorned with carved wood and stone. Renowned for its pottery, it is also known for its yoghurt, which is sold in clay bowls.
Kayaking in the Queen Charlottes, BC
Haida Gwaai (or Queen Charlotte Islands) is an archipeligo west of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. A kayak trip is a fantastic way to see the diversity that this area offers. Much of the flora and fauna found here is not found anywhere else. Large Black bears live here. The marine life is plentiful with orcas, whale and much intertidal fauna. The area holds special cultural interest with many Haiida Indian cultural sites including the world heritage site of Sgang Gwaai (Ninstits)
Aboriginal Employment Women
Aboriginal women work in a variety of roles in their home communities and large centres. Many work as interpreters, managers and administrators for large organisations and government, while others prefer to work outdoors as rangers or in nurseries gathering and growing native plants that are often used for revegetation projects.
Aerial Views of Rockhampton Set 1
A variety of aerial views of Rockhampton, Queensland and surrounding areas
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.
Pink, Purple and violet Gems and Minerals
Various Pink, Purple and violet Gems, Minerals and Crystal specimens from around the world.
Adelaide International Horse Trials
Adelaide International Horse Trials is a four star event held in November each year.
Birds - Australian Bustard.
View images of the Australian Bustard - Ardeotis australis - in its wild habitat. These birds are very shy and an ellusive bird which is not often seen. They are difficult to photograph but I was lucky enough to capture these images at the Townsville Common, Queensland. Some images were taken in South Australia near Tumby Bay on Eyre Peninsula, where surprisingly, I saw a Bustard roaming on a road and a farm paddock. They are not usually seen in this area.
Some well known landmarks in Melbourne including Birrarung Marr, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, city centre and laneways and the Shrine of Remembrance.
Marrakesh or Marrakech, is a historic city going back centuries as a trading centre for camel trains of the Sahara, the Berbers of the nearby Atlas mountains and the traders of the Middle East. Today, the old medina, or souk, remains a bustling place of trade for tourists and locals alike while many of the traditional riad houses have been turned into B&B-like accommodation for tourists. The red city can overload the senses so beware!
Animals - at the Zoo.
View animals from all over the world, at the Adelaide Zoo. All species are either threatened or endangered, due mostly to habitat loss in their country of origin. These images show them at play, feeding, on the lookout, or just having a relaxing preen.
New York City
Stock photography of New York City, its neighbourhoods, people and international icons, including Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Times Square and Manhattan skyline.
Punakha Dzong, Bhutan
Punakha Dzong is one of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan. Dzongs are a fortress-like structure with towering walls that slope inwards. They serve both as a monastery and an administrative centre.
Australia has an amazing assortment of wildlife, ranging from the rare and exotic to the kangaroo and emu shown on our national crest. In addition there are hundreds of different birds and mammals. Many can be seen either close to or even in our cities, particularly our colourful birds. This is a small selection from my photographic archives.
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of the world's most recognisable landmarks. A UNESCO world heritage site, the opera house hosts many performing arts events and sits on Bannelong Point in Sydney Harbour.