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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.
Birds - Australian Raptors 2.
Australian raptors such as Black Kites, Nankeen Kestrel, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Whistling Kite, Brahminy Kites and the powerful Brown Falcon, all in their wild habitats. These majestic native birds were photographed mainly in northern Queensland, Australia.
More than a post card.....this selection of images depends on unusual angles, light, locations, combinations of old and new to present a point of view or bias. Each image begins to tell a story.....
Dogon Country, Mali
Visiting the Dogon country in Mali is taking a step back in time as is shown when visiting the "foxman", who solves people's problems using sticks and stones in an earthen square. Occurring at the end of 3 days spent walking through the Dogon villages, located at the rugged foot of the Bandiagara Escarpment, or falaise, in central Mali, it showed the importance of tradition for this group of people today. The Dogon traditionally have complex symbolism, often linked to their religio
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is the most important event of the Chinese calender and is a centuries old tradition. The New Year festival spans 15 days and involves many customs and festivities including exchanging of red enveloples, dragon and lion dances, fireworks, traditional foods and lighting of lanterns.
Melbourne & Surrounds
Gymea Lily Life Cycle
Doryanthes excelsa, known as Gymea Lily, is a flowering plant indigenous to the coastal areas of New South Wales near Sydney. The plant has sword-like leaves more than a meter long. It flowers in spring and summer, sending up a flower spike up to 6 m high, which at its apex bears a large cluster of bright red flowers, each 10 cm across. This series, showing a whole flower head from unopened, through the opening of all flowers; then dying and drying, took six weeks.
Aerial Views of Gracemere
A variety of aerial views of Gracemere, Queensland and surrounding areas
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.
Aboriginal Rangers Female
Female Indigenous rangers undertake a variety of land management work and are often involved with the collection and cultivation of native foods and seeds. Aboriginal female rangers are also deeply involved with education and scientific programs.
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.
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.
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.
Wild Donkeys and Horses.
Images of wild Donkeys and cattle station horses I took during a trip through the centre of Australia. I came across these animals while driving through the Northern Territory. The Donkeys were in surprisingly good condition and the cattle station horses were enjoying a leisurely rest and feed between work.
Gemstones and crystals
Gemstone and crystal specimens on white backgrounds. Select gems, jewellery, ornamental carvings, natural crystals and jade mineral carvings.
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.
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.
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.
Marrakech, known as "The Red City" due to the colour of its ancient walls, provides an intense travel experience. Bargain for carpets or spices in the souks, or take in the spectacle of Djemma el-Fna, the world's greatest open air circus. Here snake charmers compete for attention with musicians and story tellers. At sunset, food stalls set up to offer all types of Moroccan delicacies to be eaten amongst the festivities. All of this set against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains.
High Atlas Mountains in Morocco
The High Atlas Mountains are home to the Berbers, the traditional inhabitants, with a lifestyle that still has many features from centuries ago:- earthen houses, groves of walnuts, irrigation channels that are fed from melting snow, using mules to transport goods and tracks that meander around the mountainsides. Not only is it an opportunity to experience a fascinating history but also to see how the 21st century is impacting both on it and the natural environment on which it is built.
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!
Aerial Views of Rockhampton Set 2
A variety of aerial views of Rockhampton, Queensland and surrounding areas
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The old Bastakia and Deira, the Dubai Creek with its many dhows bringing cargo from Iran, India, China or Sri Lanka to the port and docks, the traditional souks and shopping malls on steroids, glass and steel sky-scrapers that speak of the future and myriads of leisure activities make Dubai a very interesting travel destination.
Aboriginal life is multi-faceted and varied. Between cultural commitments to look after country and family demands in terms of hunting and educating the young about the bush, many people spend much time away from communities. Hunting takes up time and many areas are still rich with wildlife.
Aerial views of the Capricorn Coast, Queensland Set 3
Aerial views of the Capricorn Coast, Queensland
The Tessellated Pavement at Eaglehawk Neck is a natural floor of volcanic tiles tempered by the ocean over the ages.
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.
People in Naples, Italy
During a three-hour walk through downtown Naples I met a lot of nice and interesting people from young lovers to boys playing football in the street in spite of the rain.
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.
Birds - Australian Raptors 1.
Australian Birds of prey - Wedgetailed and Sea Eagles, various species of Kites, Osprey, Kestrel, Goshawk and Pacific Baza are featured here in their wild surroundings. This is a collection of orphan photos I have put together.
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.
What children do naturally depends on their age and gender. They play alone or with their siblings, cousins, friends, parents or grandparents. They play with their toys or they act like adults. Often they are in a world of their own, a fantasy world.
Melbourne, Arcades, Lanes, Alleys and Graffiti
Melbourne has a rich and varied lane way culture around the inner city. When wandering you find secluded cafes and interesting graffiti and street art adorning the walls.
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.
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)
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.
A selection of tomato shots by Rob Walls, from the tomatoes growing in the garden to bottling preserved tomatoes.
Wildlife of Chitwan
Chitwan is the best known wildlife national park in Nepal. Located in the Terrai, south of the mountains and close to the India border, the park is home to the Asian rhinoceros, deer, tigers, elephants and a plethora of birds. Exploring the park can be done on elephant back, in a canoe, by foot or in a jeep.
Austria at a glance
There is plenty to enjoy in Vienna, the capital of Austria; monumental buildings such as the opera house, imperial palace complex of Schonbrunn or baroque Belvedere palace and museum with countless paintings and sculptures; there are also art exhibitions, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. South of Vienna in the Danube River valley is a sacred destination, the Melk Abbey. Both the valley (Wachau) and the abbey are considered UNESCO world heritage site.
Aboriginal rangers undertake a variety of land management work - from feral animal and plant control, rock art conservation and fire management. They are largely responsible for looking after vast tracts of country with limited resources. This has led to some interesting innovations in land management.
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.
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.
Norway is a country stretching the length of the western edge of Scandinavia from the North Cape to the southern city of Kristiansand and its capital Oslo. With the mountains and forest, fjords and lakes, cities and small towns with the old wooden buildings and rich historic sites, Norway is a great country to visit. Mountaineering, skiing, scenic tours by various modes of transport, pleasant atmosphere of the cities are the promise of an enjoyable holiday.
Beaches from the Mediterranean and the Pacific Ocean. People and animals. Children and grown-ups, alone, in couples or in a crowd. Sunbathing, relaxing, reading, doing make-up, strolling, playing ...
Singapore is a compact, diverse pocket of South East Asia. It's variety and efficient transport system mean that the visitor can take in Chinese and Indian heritage, ultra modern architecture, 5 star dining and 5 star street food all in a single day.
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.