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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.
Road Signs in Australia.
Signs found on roadsides in outback Australia vary from roadtrain warning signs to advertising for outback pubs and rest stops.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Bhutan is very different to the other countries of south Asia with its low population density, tree-clad mountains and a traditional lifestyle that has been maintained by the country's rulers. Today cell phones and the internet may have arrived but still people wear the traditional gho and farm traditional crops. The country's focus on the environment and gross national happiness is evident where-ever you travel in Bhutan.
Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia
Because of wildfires and drought, I had not been able to take a trip to the Okefenokee Swamp located in Georgia. The swamp is the largest "blackwater" swamp in the United States. This is due to the high peat content, which creates a rich black tannic acid. Because to the near blackness of the water, the reflections along the canal are near mirror perfect. It is quite amazing to be kayaking or canoeing all day among the alligators, not setting foot on dry land for days on end.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Images that capture interaction of four classical elements - earth, fire, water and air. Sunrise, sunset, ocean water on sand, ocean waves with the mist created by strong winds, calm ocean shore, powerful waterfall, golden reflection of the calm ocean water during the sunset, sun rays emerging behind the clouds, and cooled lava formation.
Chronological age and functional age are not necessarily the same. My images show that senior citizens generally are very active after retirement. Social activity contributes to the well-being of the elderly (as well as of those of other ages), and there are many opportunities for such activity. However, research has found that happiness in old people is not proportional to activity. Take a look also at my lightbox Grandparents and their grandchildren!
Pink, Purple and violet Gems and Minerals
Various Pink, Purple and violet Gems, Minerals and Crystal specimens from around the world.
Dentist at work
Dentists are specialized professionals providing oral health services. Their work includes diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the mouth and the teeth with the help of special instruments. A dentist works with a dental assistant, who prepares the patient, sterilizes and passes instruments to the dentist, carries out dental radiography, and provides other support during treatment.
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!
Temple Square in Salt Lake City
This is the most popular tourist attraction in Utah, but to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often called mormons, it is their religious centre. The area includes the Salt Lake Temple, the Tabernacle, Assembly Hall, the Church Office Building, the Conference Center and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, which houses a Family Search Center.
A collection of stock photography, mostly captured in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,633 square kms in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360 kms from north to south and 65 kms from east to west. It is proudly home to The Big 5!
Animals - Rock Wallaby.
The threatened species, Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby, (Petrogale xanthopus), inhabits limited areas in Australia. This area is the Warren Gorge in the Southern Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Due to massive hunting after European settlement (for their skins), drought combined with the competition for food with feral animals, such as goats and rabbits, domestic stock degradation to their environment, their populations are only found in a few small ranges in Australia.
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.
Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is not only the stepping off point for treks in the Himalayas but also worthy of a visit in its own right. The city itself and surrounds are full of world-heritage listed sites with ancient temples; traditional architecture and a mixture of Hindu and Buddhist religious relics.
HMAS Sydney Memorial Geraldton Western Australia
A memorial to HMAS Sydney II sunk off the Western Australian coast in November 1941 by the German HSK Kormoran sits on the top of Mount Scott within the city of Geraldton. The Memorial is the work of world-renowned sculptors Joan Walsh Smith and Charles Smith. Central to the memorial is a dome of 645 seagulls each representing a life lost. The dome is complemented by a memorial wall, pool and sculptures of the ship bow and a grieving woman,
Tibet - Lhasa and surrounds stock images
Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. This group of photos captures the aspects of the city that focus on the people, the Buddhist culture and the buildings associated with the Buddhist faith. Lhasa is a city of wonders and is the object of devout pilgrimage. The Potala Palace and Jokhang are two prominent sights but there are many places and people that catch the eye and interest. The city has 3 koras (pilgramage circuits), the Nangkhor, Barkhor and Lingkhor. There are many other Bhuddist temples.
Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Island
Tanglooma Wrecks is made up of 15 vessels deliberately sunk to make a breakwall for smaller craft in around 1963. The wrecks are located a short walk up the beach from Tangalooma Island Resort. They are close enough to swim out to from the beach, though there are strong currents at times. The wrecks have provided a wonderful habitat for fish life, including crayfish and resident wobbegongs. They sit only a few meters under the water and therefore make excellent snorkelling adventures.
Tigers Nest monastery in Bhutan
Tiger's Nest Monastery or Taktshang Goemba, or Paro Taktsang, is one of the symbols of Bhutan. Located in the Paro Valley, not far from the international airport, was originally built in 1692 but has had to be rebuilt after a fire destroyed it in 1998. This Himalayan Buddhist temple complex involves a trek up the mountainside to reach it, although part of the trek can be made on horseback if so desired .
Some well known landmarks in Melbourne including Birrarung Marr, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, city centre and laneways and the Shrine of Remembrance.
African Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest And Buffalo
A collection of wildlife stock photography, mostly captured in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,633 square kms in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360 kms from north to south and 65 kms from east to west. It is proudly home to The Big 5!
This series showcases the vibrant colours and exciting imagery of tropical Queensland. It represents a small selection of the many images that I have available covering this area of Australia. All photos were shot at 21MP resolution and are suitable for quality reproduction in all forma of medai. With this resolution they are suitable for substantial enlargement for such applications as posters and exhibition images
Main Courses, JJ Bistro
Enjoy the images of Laotian-French fusion fine dining food notable for taste and presentation. The main courses include seafood (salmon, scallops, shrimp), poultry (hen or chicken), vegetables (red peppers, eggplant, mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots), sauces, pastry, and long spring of fresh rosemary garnish. 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.
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.
The vast, unique continent of Australia contains an incredible diversity of natural beauty, whether visiting the pristine wilderness areas, untouched beaches, or the modern cities of international repute. Australia hosts some magnificent wilderness areas recognized for the their beauty and importance by inclusion as World Heritage sites.
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.
Images of water creatures' activities in and out of the water include: spotted or lagoon jelly, koi or nishikigoi fish, green sea turtle, octopus, Hawaiian monk seal, and moon jellyfish.
Montague Island is just 8 kilometers off the south coast town of Narooma. The Island is managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and escorted tours are available.
Photos of camels
These are photos of camels taken throughout the world - at work, at rest, up close and in their natural environment - the desert. It includes the people for whom camels are a major part of their life.
Birds - Cockatoos.
Take a look at the humourous side of an Australian native bird, the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. From brilliant crest displays and hanging upside down from an electricity wire, to amazing portraits of this truly Australian icon.
People of Myanmar
Farm Country Grain Harvest
These images capture the activity on the Canadian prairies as the members of the farming community toil to bring in the crop they have nurtured all summer long. It is easy to capture images of men and women on harvesting equipment . It is not so easy to depict the stresses, joys and mental anguish felt by the community during this busiest of times.
Flowers grown in gardens are usually brightly coloured, often multi-coloured and with large blooms. Many are annuals but some live on for year after year. It doesn't matter where in the world you go, the same flowers keep reappearing - from Australia to Romania, Fiji to Hong Kong to Morocco.
Art - Sculptures on a Cliff Top.
Amazing images of sculptures which were presented as an exhibition on Anzac Day, 2009. They are exhibited along the cliff top near Elliston, on the Eyre Peninsula coast of South Australia.
Birds - Aquatic 4.
Water birds of Australia are represented here by herons, ducks, geese, ibis, gulls, storks and more.
Noumea in New Caledonia
In 1774, James Cook, on board his ship Resolution, discovered a large island in the South Pacific that he named 'New Caledonia', as it reminded him of Scotland. Today, New Caledonia is a country of great contrasts, combining a distinctive Melanesian culture with South Pacific charm and a modern European lifestyle. Outlying islands such as the Isle of Pines and Amadee Island can be reached by sea and air.
Birds - Aquatic 2.
Various species of Australian Water Birds are represented here. Whistling and Black Ducks, Tern, Cormorant, Ibis, Jacana and more.
Photos of Patan Durbar Square in Nepal
Patan or locally called Lalitpur, one of the old-cities of the Kathmandu Valley, is a UNESCO world heritage listed site. In the narrow alleys are traditional Newari houses interspersed in Hindu shrines that are still used today. The focus is Patan Durbar square, a conglomeration of temples of both Hindu and Buddhist origins. Traditional life continues in and around this traditional architecture.