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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.

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Agriculture - Cane Harvesting.

Large tractor-like machines are driven from the sugar cane harvest area in the field to fill tiny carriages, parked on a siding in a farm paddock. Then a tiny train pulls the harvested sugar cane filled carriages to a nearby mill for processing.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Animals - Farm - Sheep and Cattle.

I have images of sheep before giving birth to their offspring and then tending their newborn lambs as well as cute lambs at play and resting. Cattle are also included with supplementary feeding in a paddock and drinking at a water trough, both just after a drought had broken but before the farm paddocks started producing feed. More images are available to view by either searching or viewing my complete collection.

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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.

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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.

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Animals-Aust. Wildlife 1.

These wild native animals, the Northern Brown Bandicoot photographed in the Daintree rainforest, North Queensland, Brushtail Possum and baby photographed in the suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, the rare Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby photographed at Mann River, mid northern New South Wales, an even more rare sighting of the Bennett's Tree Kangaroo and baby photographed in the Daintree rainforest near Cape Tribulation, Queensland and Agile Wallabies photographed around Townsville in North Queensla

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Architecture - Stone and Steel.

Variations on architecture - all circa early 1900's. A stone block building with huge pillars as well as a stone building with wooden verandahs and pretty quoin work. Interesting windows with attractive quoined edges and vine covered walls surrounding them. A steel cellar door and metal padlock are also of interest. A gallery is also available to view of this subject.

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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.

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Beach Shells and Seagrass

Sea shells and seagrass washed up on a beach with shadows highlighting contours of some shells. These images are very different and would be great for interior decoration, especially in a holiday home at the beach or a city apartment, where it could be a reminder of the coastal lifestyle. A real talking point!

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Birds - Aquatic 1.

Crested Tern, Silver Gulls and Purple Swamphen are all seen here in their natural environments.

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Birds - Aquatic 2.

Various species of Australian Water Birds are represented here. Whistling and Black Ducks, Tern, Cormorant, Ibis, Jacana and more.

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Birds - Aquatic 3.

Images of a Black Swan watching over baby Cygnets as they feed in wetlands and Pelicans preening, while resting on a sand bar, in the waters of the Coorong National Park, South Australia.

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Birds - Aquatic 4.

Water birds of Australia are represented here by herons, ducks, geese, ibis, gulls, storks and more.

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Birds - Aquatic 5.

The Australian Pelican - Pelecanus conspicillatus is a large Australian waterbird which looks graceful, whether soaring through the air or paddling on the water.

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Birds - Aquatic 6.

View images of Osprey perched on street lights, White-faced Heron wading through wetlands and Black-winged Stilts in flight. All inhabit areas near salt or fresh water.

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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.

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Birds - Australian Hobby.

This Australian Hobby was seen in the Mid North of South Australia, in and around harvested farmland, looking for food. Its mate was also seen flying and hunting nearby. Luckily he perched in a nearby tree giving me a fleeting chance of capturing this amazing bird in photos! It was difficult to concentrate on the photos as I just wanted to observe him but I was able to eventually take these images.

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Birds - Australian Native 1

Welcome to the world of Australian Birds. Intelligent and incredibly beautiful, these are a few examples and more will be added soon. Enjoy!

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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!

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Birds - Australian Native 3.

All sizes of Australian Birds - Small to Large are represented here. From the tiny Eastern Yellow Robin to an Australian Bustard along with the unusual such as a Magpie feeding here "adopted" huge baby Channel-bill Cuckoo and many more....

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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.

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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.

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Birds - Barking Owl.

I recently photographed a Barking Owl - Ninox connivens, high up in the foliage canopy of a large tree in a suburban park in Townsville, tropical North Queensland, Australia. This Australian native bird was one of a pair. I caught a quick glimpse of the other bird in a nearby hollow, probably tending its young. These images show the Barking Owl watching and rather nervously checking everything around him. Occassionally a low toned growl could be heard as a Magpie or Honeyeater flew too close.

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Birds - Beach Stone-Curlew.

This large wading bird (Esacus neglectus), prefers to inhabit large open sandy beaches, mudflats, reefs and occasionally mangroves. It is generally uncommon in its range of northern coastal Australia. I photographed this bird on coastal far North Queensland, Australia. The Curlew seemed intrigued by my presence and only when I approached a little too close, did he slowly move away.

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Birds - Brahminy Kite.

The Brahminy Kite - Haliastur Indus - is a large Kite which inhabits coastal northern Australia. These images show the Brahminy Kite soaring in search of food. They inhabit mainly mangroves, inlets and harbours but can be seen in most areas around their known habitats including inland waterways, wetlands and water holdings such as large dams.

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Birds - Budgerigars (Budgies).

I am in outback Northern Territory, Australia and have come across a bore fed waterhole where I saw thousands of wild Budgies coming in to drink. The Budgerigar is native to Australia and I saw huge numbers swarming overhead and of course their predators, hawks, falcons and kites were there also.

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Birds - Cockatoos & Parrots

Some species, including one rare apecies, of Cockatoos and Parrots found in Australia.

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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.

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Birds - Falcons and Eagles.

View images of these amazing raptors in their wild environment. The Brown Falcon-Falco berigora (dark morph) was photographed just outside Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory and is pictured perched high on a dead tree and at one stage called for its mate. The Little Eagle-Hieraaetus morphnoides (pale morph), was photographed near Barkly Homestead, Northern Territory, as it sat perched and stalking huge flocks of Budgerigars flying overhead and about to land and drink at a nearby waterhole.

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Birds - Gouldian Finch - Red headed form

The rarely seen red headed form of the Gouldian Finch - Erythrura gouldiae.

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Birds - Honeyeaters 1.

Featuring the Singing Honeyeater, Red Wattlebird and New Holland Honeyeater in their natural habitat. These images were shot in South Australia, where these birds are found in their ranges. A Gallery is available to view also.

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Birds - Honeyeaters 2.

This species are represented here by the Yellow - Luchenostomus flavus, seen here enjoying a feast of small ripe figs and Brown Honeyeaters - Lichmera indistincta, enjoying the nectar of a native Grevillea blossom. When fruit and flowers are in short supply, these birds will search for insects to suppliment their diets.

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Birds - Osprey.

These Osprey are preparing for breeding season and will soon be mating. These images show a pair of Osprey during the ritual leading up to mating and also an Osprey on a nest, built up over the years, which was once situated on top of the cliff but the area around the nest, over time, has washed away and the nest now stands alone on a cliff outcrop high above the ocean.

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Birds - Pacific Baza.

There are two Pacific Bazas - Aviceda subcristata - photographed in the country area of North Queensland, Australia and shown here. The first, an immature bird, was perched on a tree branch, under the canopy of leaves, eating a grasshopper-like insect it had caught. Nearby, both parents observed the young bird and watched intently as it tried eating the tiny morsel. The other bird was one of the adult Baza, sitting on a tree branch, partly hidden by leaves, observing its young offspring.

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Birds - Pacific Gull 1.

The Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus) is one of the largest gulls and can vary in size up to approximately 66cms. These images were taken on the South Australian coastal area of Eyre Peninsula. I have this, another Lightbox and a Gallery with various images of these adult Gulls and immature Gulls in their natural habitat.

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Birds - Pacific Gull 2.

This and another Lightbox and Gallery of both the adult and immature Pacific gull (Larus pacificus) are available for viewing now. These images show the Gulls in their natural habitat, on a cliff top and around the Great Southern Ocean area of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.

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Birds - Pacific Gull immature.

Images of the immature Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus) practicing the search for food, playing with a shell and checking out a dead fish on the beach, as well as in flight, playing with another Gull. The brownish plumage will eventually change into the adult plumage after 4 to 5 years.

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Birds - Plumed Whistling Duck

I photographed this facinating species of Duck recently at a nearby dam. A flock had landed and strolled around the area searching for food. However, two stayed and more recently I was lucky enough to see (but unfortunately not photograph) eight babies on the dam. I often hear them at night, as they fly by whistling - a long high pitched whistle. They are pretty birds with barred chestnut colored sides to breast and long white flank plumes.

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Birds - Rainbow Bee-eater

This colorful little bird (Merops ornatus) is also known as the rainbow bird. In flight the wings are harlequin above and golden beneath with a multi colored iridescent head and body. They soar through the air rather quickly, catching flying insects and the occassional bee. They fly and perch in a family flock. I often hear their medium to high pitched purrr as they approach, well before I see them.

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Birds - Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeets, like their name, are incredibly pretty with colours of green, red, orange and yellow. They are amusing little birds, constantly chatting and whistling to each other. They get rather upset however, when they find a Lace Monitor lizard resting in their tree hollow. They fly in flocks, in search of nectar from flowering trees and bushes but sometimes take advantage of whatever takes their eye!

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Birds - Red winged Parrot

The Red-winged Parrot - Aprosmictus erythropterus seen here feeding early one morning on a Sun Flower plant which had gone to seed. The brilliant and varied colours of green with bright red wing feathers make this bird a remarkable spectacle to see!

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Birds - Red-backed Fairy Wrens

View images of the Red-backed Fairy Wrens - Malurus melanocephalus in their natural habitat. These tiny birds are only 13cms in length with males and females represented here. I have been watching these intriguing and quick moving little birds for months. Males, in breeding season, are sooty black with crimson red feathers across the shoulders while females are a sandy color. Non breeding males are a similar color to the females.

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Birds - Sooty Oystercatcher 1.

The Sooty Oystercatcher is found around most of Australia's coastline. They prefer rocky areas of the coast and are not seen as much as the Pied Oystercatcher. They are strikingly black with scarlet eyes and beak as seen below.

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Birds - Sooty Oystercatcher 2.

A pair of Sooty Oystercatchers(Haematopus fuliginosus)are seen here searching for food in the wake of waves on a beach. They continuously run back following a wave as it recedes, quickly looking for food, then even faster, run away from a wave as it crashes onto the beach.

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Birds - Sparrowhawk.

View images of a Collared Sparrowhawk - Accipiter cirrhocephalus - hunting Budgerigars in outback Northern Territory, Australia. This Sparrowhawk was one of many raptors waiting patiently near a waterhole, as a huge flock of Budgerigars circled overhead eventually landing on reeds in the waterhole, to drink.

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Birds - Wedgetailed Eagle.

I have recently been lucky enough to capture images of these truly awesome Australian native birds of prey, the Wedge-tailed Eagles. They were perched on tree stumps in outback northern South Australia and to my amazement, they were not alarmed by my presence and allowed me to take many images.

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Boats - 1.

View images of blue ocean sailing, a marina with private boat moorings in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia and a charter fishing boat cruising into port after a day on the water.

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Boats - 2.

View images of the busy Port of Townsville, North Queensland, Australia. Tugboats guide a huge ship into port, cargo is loaded onto ships, large ships are docked in port awaiting their loads. A fishing trawler fleet tied at their wharf, with their colourful bows and a salvaged wreck of a trawler. Also the controversial shipping lane near the Great Barrier Reef with a cargo ship passing just off the reef.

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Boats - Fishing Trawler.

After weeks at sea, a fishing trawler, full with the catch, heads for the docks to unload. When unloaded, the huge fishing nets are hung out to dry after repairs have been carried out. Timely, as the weather out in the open ocean is turning stormy and the seas will become treacherous. The salvaged fishing trawler wreck pictured, is the result of a fire on board during a storm out on the open ocean.

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Bridges - Railway - Engineering View.

This bridge was completed in January 1899. It is a large bridge for its date, given its height, length and maximum span. The main spans consist of six, 76.2m truss spans totalling 457.3m. This was exceeded only by two other previous Australian Truss Bridges: the first Hawkesbury rail bridge (1889, 875m, no longer existing); and Algebuckina (1891, 586m). There were, in addition, eight 15.2m metal plate girder approaches, which form a significant bridge in their own right, another sixteen timber g

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Bridges - Railway - Scenic View.

This bridge was completed in January 1899. It is a large bridge for its date, given its height, length and maximum span. The main spans consist of six, 76.2m truss spans totalling 457.3m. This was exceeded only by two other previous Australian Truss Bridges: the first Hawkesbury rail bridge (1889, 875m, no longer existing); and Algebuckina (1891, 586m). There were, in addition, eight 15.2m metal plate girder approaches, which form a significant bridge in their own right, another sixteen timber g

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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.

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Buildings - Farm House Ruins.

Old Farm houses and stone ruins from the past, in fields and paddocks, where elements of the weather take their toll.

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Buildings - Old Copper Mine.

The ruins of an old Copper Mine in Burra, South Australia, showing stone buildings which once housed huge engines, ore processing buildings along with views of the valley beyond the old mine site. This historic mine once employed hundreds of men and boys and produced approximately 20,000 ton of copper a year.

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Buildings - Ruins.

The stone ruins of Kanyaka Sheep Station in the Southern Flinders Ranges, South Australia, have been standing since the late 1800's. Pioneers built sheep shearing sheds, woolsheds, kitchen and bunkhouse (workers quarters) facilities with stone taken from the property.

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Bushfire - Back Burning.

View more images in this the third series of Bushfire! Fire officers back burn to prevent bushfires ravaging through the countryside near Townsville, Far North Queensland, Australia. The tinder dry grass and fallen trees which had built up for 2 years, since the last burn, fuelled the fire but this will now prevent a bushfire roaring uncontrollably through properties. I have a Gallery to view and other images available to view through my search area on my web page.

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Bushfire Containment.

View images of a recent bushfire with equipment and highly trained personnel in a rather risky situation. The volunteer Rural Fire Brigade from a regional town in Far North Queensland, Australia, had the task of controlling and containing a bushfire which grew in intensity due to a combination of dense undergrowth of tinder dry grass, fallen trees and gusting wind at night.

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Bushfire in Australia.

View images of a real Australian bushfire at night. Embers are blown high in the sky as the wind swirls the white hot flames skyward fed by tinder dry grass and dried out fallen trees. This deadly mix is all it takes for a firestorm to erupt and the consequences usually are deadly!

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Bushfire Smoke filled Sunset Sky.

Bushfires are a regular occurrence in Australia during the summer months and recently I photographed a sunset sky filled with smoke from a nearby bushfire. The sun was masked by the smoke in the sky and appeared as a bright orange ball and at times it even had a line around it in red as the smoke was very dense. An interesting outcome as you can see! I have a gallery of images like these also for you to view.

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Bushfire Sunset.

View images of electricity towers and power lines, a smoke filled sky from a distant bushfire combined with sunset and the results are brilliantly colourful landscape scenes. A Gallery exhibit is available to view also.

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Cane Toads (Bufo marinus)

The Cane Toad is an introduced feral pest in northern Australia. They have decimated native species where they are found and have now moved west from Queensland, into the Northern Territory and places like Kadadu National Park. On observation they have very poor eyesight in lit areas at night, as I have observed them, running into walls and doors when disturbed. As they are prolific breeders, once summer rains commence, their black tadpoles are seen in thousands where ever there is water.

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Cars - Classic & Vintage - 1

A different perspective of some beautiful Vintage and Classic cars!

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Cars - Classic & Vintage - 2

More Classic and Vintage beauties..

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Cars - Classic & Vintage - 3

A different perspective of some beautiful Vintage and Classic cars!

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Cars - Classic & Vintage - 4

From MG's to Holdens to Pontiacs, it's all here!

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Cars - Classic & Vintage - 5

And now Rolls Royce...Rover and Chief of the Sixes..Pontiac!!

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Construction - Tower Crane and Construction Equipment.

The view from a Tower Crane working on a High-rise construction site in Brisbane CBD, Queensland, Australia. Also some equipment such as a concrete skip, used to pour concrete and block cage for moving builders blocks and bricks onto the construction site as well as civil construction equipment - an excavator and heavy haulage earth transport truck.

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Drought - The Coorong, South Australia.

Images seen here depict the devastation of drought, some say caused by climate change. The Coorong in South Australia is located at the end of the great Murray River system, which in itself is threatened, but as you can see, the Coorong is waiting for much needed help!

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Drought - Yeldulknie Weir, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

The Yeldulknie Weir is located approximately 5 kilometres out of Cleve on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. This weir was the water supply for Cleve and the surrounding areas but is now dry due to the great Australian drought.

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Electrical Lineworkers.

View images of Electrical Lineworkers high up on top of power poles working on electricity lines and cables. They wear hard hats, gloves, safety boots and personal harnesses to help protect themselves so they can work in safety. I have a Gallery of different Electrical Lineworker images also available to view.

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Floodwater and Waterfalls

Amazing images of gushing and fast flowing floodwater, sweeping soil with it as it moves down a watercourse. Also waterfalls and still water with colorful rainforest leaves lying beneath.

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Flowers - Classic White.

The pure essence of white flowers - represented in the perfection of nature.

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Flowers - Closeup.

These stunning flowers with their bold stripes, bright and pastel colors and amazing patterns are shown in closeup and normal view. These images could be used in a miriad of projects for example, murals, wall mounted prints, material-textile prints(garments,decor), web, posters, billboards etc and would definately be eye catching. You can also view a Gallery (named Beautiful Flowers), of these and similar images.

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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!

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Flowers - Frangipani and Poinsettia.

The bold red bloom of the Poinsettia and the sheer beauty of the Tahitian Sunset Frangipani, an awesome floral display.

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Flowers - Mixed varieties & Landscapes.

Images of flowering water plants to tropical landscape....

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Flowers - Roses, Poppies and Lillies.

Splendor in the garden, with brightly coloured flowers such as scarlet, yellow and pink roses, orange poppies, white lillies and more. A serene, tranquil setting restoring peace to a world in turmoil.

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Flowers - Sturt's Desert Pea - Clianthus formosus.

Sturt's Desert Pea is the floral emblem of South Australia. It is an annual or perennial herb which grows in sandy soils in arid inland areas of all mainland Australian states.

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Flowers - the Sunflower.

Stunning bright golden yellow petals and pollenating bees on large Sunflowers, glowing in the sun. Sunflowers provide food in the form of seeds for many parrot species.

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Food - Fruit.

A variety of fresh fruit. Strawberries, red grapefruit, breakfast with fruit, apples and bananas - all packed with vitamins for good health and well being.

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Food - Herbs, Meat, Vegetables and Pasta.

Images of fresh Herbs, Meat, assorted Vegetables and Pasta. These vibrantly coloured ingredients are used in many recipes and help to maintain a good health regime. They are packed with vitamins and minerals and of course, fresh produce is always best!

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Food - Vegetables.

Fresh vegetables are included in a healthy diet. They are a colourful addition to any meal as well as being a delicious addition to lots of recipes.

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Frogs in Miniature

The Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog - Litoria fallax - is seen here on Pandanus and also the red leaves of trees scorched from a bushfire. This tiny frog measures only 25mm and is often found during the day on plants such as the Pandanus where it is well hidden from predators.

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Frogs in the Suburbs

At night, frogs come out of gutter downpipes, from under leaf litter and even from underground, searching for insects. They wait patiently, sometimes for hours, for their prey to come close to them, then spring into action, catching an insect and devouring it.

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Frogs of Queensland, Australia

View just a few species of frogs found in Australia. The frogs pictured were photographed in North Queensland, Australia. They are well camouflaged and often difficult to see but we will hear them often before we see them. Some have difficulty finding their way - especially when trying to catch that insect on the wire fence!

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Fungi.

Fungi can be seen in many colours and sizes. Wet and sticky, a perfect and colourful mushroom shape or a most delicate fragile work of nature. After rainfall in the wet tropics and within a day, a rainforest is alive with the many shapes, sizes and colours which start as the tiniest spores and rapidly grow and spread, heading for the sun.

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Giant Water-holding Frog

A large frog measuring up to 100mm, usually found immediately after heavy summer rains in the wet tropics area of Queensland, Australia. These intriguing frogs are difficult to see due to their amazing camouflage.

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Green Tree Frogs

View Green Tree Frogs - Litoria caerulea, going about their usual nightly activities such as searching for insects, trying to balance on a wire fence before leaping off and also mating. Their busy but intriguing world is fraught with danger from natural predators such as snakes and also introduced feral pests such as the Cane Toad.

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House Construction 1.

View images of the construction of a timber framed Queenslander house. The Queenslander is built using timber internally and externally as a raised off the ground home which is unique to the state of Queensland in Australia. The focus in these images is obviously in the structural aspect of the building and framework with close up views of various areas of the structure.

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House Construction 2.

Housing construction in Queensland, Australia, where both timber and concrete block filled homes are built, which suit the climate of this tropical area of Australia. These images show various stages of construction with the complex timber framework of roofs and walls along with the timber floor boards. Tools such as Acrow props which hold sections of the building in place and safety scaffolding for fall prevention of workers on the site.

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House Construction 3.

View comprehensive images of houses under construction with timber framework of internal walls, roof and also concrete block outer walls. Close up images also detail the joinery and frame work entailed in house construction and would be ideal for use in industry training and instruction manuals, company pamplets and reports. The options for use are endless!

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Industry - Pollution.

Industrial pollution with smoke stacks at a sugar refinery pouring pollutants into the atmosphere adding to green-house gas emissions.

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Industry - Sugar Cane Process.

A sugar cane processing mill in North Queensland, Australia. After harvesting the sugar cane from the fields, it is transported from the harvester to a cane train and taken to the mill for processing.

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Infrastructure - Dam Spillway.

Images of variations in colour, angle and shadow, utilising a huge dam spillway wall.

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Insect Worlds.

View various interesting species including the Case or Bag Moth (Psychidae) of which there are 350 species. In most species, the caterpillar lives in a mobile case made of silk and various leaves and sticks. The Shield Bug-Poecilometis sp (Pentatomidae) with five segmented antenae, they are unlike most other families in this group. The Orange Spider Wasp-Cryptocheilus sp is a common predator of the Huntsman Spider and Wolf Spider. Bees swarm in a hive located in a gum tree hollow.

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Insects - Cicada.

Cicada (family Cicadidae), shown here shortly after emerging from its shell. The female Cicada lays eggs on branches of a host tree and the newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground and burrow with their modified front legs. These feed underground on the sap in roots for up to several years before emerging in early summer for the final moult. Adults feed on sap of branches in the tree canopy. Their familiar loud calls are produced by two vibrating drumlike membranes called timbals.

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Insects - Spider Wasp action - sequence.

The following sequence of images shows a Spider Wasp injecting an egg into a paralysed caterpillar. The Spider Wasp then dragged the Caterpillar many metres before finding an already prepared burrow, where the parasitic Wasp buried the Caterpillar. Images also show the Wasp putting dirt and large stones into the burrow eventually covering the Caterpillar completely. This process took the Spider Wasp approximately 30 minutes to complete, keeping in mind the burrow was prepared before the Caterpillar was paralysed.

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Insects of Australia.

A view into the world of some species of insects in Australia, with Dragonflies, Wasps, Spiders, glowing Ants along with Carpenter Bees in their nest. They were photographed in tropical North Queensland in their natural environments.

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Landscape - Murphy's Haystacks

Interesting and colourful rock formations on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia in the heart of farming country. The Haystacks are described technically as inselbergs (a hill that looks like a rocky island rising sharply from the sea).

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Landscapes - Flinders Ranges.

Images of color and beauty, from dry creek beds with shimmering cloud formations overhead to the vast spread of plains across the huge landscape of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

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Landscapes - Outback and Country.

The South Australian Outback provides some incredible scenery and landscapes. Amazing cloud formations together with arid pastures being replentished with rainfall in the distance from dark storm clouds, all show the end of a long drought in this area. Tall Eucalyptus gum trees tower overhead, sprouting new growth after a long drought in country South Australia. These images were taken around the Crystal Brook area in Mid North South Australia.

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Landscapes - Outback South Australia - The Breakaways.

In outback South Australia, east of Coober Pedy, are what used to be part of the Stuart Range. The painted hills of the Breakaways, provide hues of ochre in rich red, yellow and white amongst the rise and fall of the landscape. These are a few images of the painted hills of the Breakaways, there are more in a Gallery and in my complete collection.

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Landscapes - Pink lake.

A magical pink lake amid farmland and grazing cattle. Depending where you stand to view it, the pink colour is lighter or darker. The blue sky reflects on the pink lake adding some unusual hues.

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Landscapes - Stormy Beach.

Dramatic scenes as a storm approaches the beach, prior to and during sunset. Colors changing with the hues of sunset peaking through the storm clouds to produce stunning scenes.

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Landscapes - Waterfalls.

Wallaman Falls, Girringun National Park, Queensland, at 268 metres is the highest permanent single drop waterfall in Australia. The water reaches a depth of over 20 metres at the base of the waterfall.

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Landscapes-Outback Australia.

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.

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Landscapes-Smokey Sunset

View images of a smoke filled sky at sunset in the Australian bush. An almost deserted road leading to a bushfire and the gold to orange hues of the sun masked by the bushfire smoke in the sky. A gallery is also available to view on these and other similar landscape scenes.

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Lifestyle - Beach

People walk, run, jog, fish from the beach or the jetty, talk, play with their dogs, dogs swim and play with their owners - the action is on at the beach at sunrise!

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Lifestyle - On the Road.

Some Australians choose to spend time travelling and exploring Australia and its many interesting places. RV's or cars and caravans sometimes stop at a roadside stop when they near a days end. Some camp behind the roadside stops, further into the bush. They gather around and tell stories of their journeys and the next morning are on their way again.

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Lifestyle - Seniors.

Seniors are seen here enjoying the great outdoors, fishing and site seeing on the southern coastal area of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.

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Lifestyle - Travel.

A beautiful blue sky and sunny day at Port Broughton, South Australia. Taking a walk on the jetty with tourists and day visitors, a little boy is fishing with his Dad whilst others walk by looking over the local charter boat tied up at the Jetty.

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Lighthouses - Point Lowly, Sth Aust.

As depicted on the Lighthouse: The first light was seen on February 1, 1893 after 4500 pounds was spent on the construction of a 45 foot (15m) kerosene operated lighthouse. In 1909 the tower was raised by 25 feet (7.6mtrs) following the running ashore of a boat at Douglas Point seven years earlier.January 1973 converted to electrical operation and demanned. Further upgraded in 1983, turned off in 1993, bought by the Whyalla council and state government and in operation again in 1995.

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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.

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Machinery - Old Farm Machines.

Driving through outback Northern Territory, I came across Barkly Homestead which is a caravan and truck stop. I found these old rusty farm wheels and steam tractors at the front of the homestead and early one morning photographed them. These amazing machines were once used on the fields and paddocks of Australian farms. They were imported from either United States of America or England.

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Mammals - Sea Lions 1.

See curious Australian Sea-lions (Neophoca cinerea)at play and swimming at Redcliff near Port Lincoln and also basking in the sun at Point La Batt, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.

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Mammals - Sea Lions 2.

Stunning images of a wild male Australian Sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) on an isolated beach at Point Gibbon, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Also known as the Beachmaster, this male showed the signs of battles for dominance and for his females, with a highly scarred neck.

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Mammals - Sea Lions 3.

Up close and personal with an Australian Sea Lion off the southern coast of South Australia. This Sea Lion played for hours, tossing and turning in the waves, blowing bubbles, playing amongst the rocks, swimming upside down, showing a little flipper now and then and having fun!

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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.

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Outback Australia.

These images are from both the Northern Territory desert area (Truck stop and Devils Marbles) and channel country in Far North Queensland (Old Garage). Australia's outback colours are simply stunning!

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Patterns - Backgrounds and Textures.

Colourful Backgrounds and textures photographed in their natural environment and modified to enhance or re-colour the image.

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Railway Carriages Restored.

View images of restored railway passenger carriages from the early 1900's. They have been lovingly restored to their former character and beauty by rail enthusiasts. It is easy to imagine the passengers they carried, from soldiers going to war, to country people on a journey to the city.

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Recycling - Scrap Metal.

Images of wrecked car bodies, aluminium drink cans and industrial metal waste all to be recycled.

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Regional - South Australia 1.

Scenic views of Silos, boat moarings and beach areas around Port Pirie, South Australia. Port Pirie is located approximately 300 kilometres north of Adelaide in South Australia, on Spencer Gulf. It is an industrial city which is now focusing on tourism with many scenic areas around the city.

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Regional - South Australia 2.

By Land we see an old brick farm house ruin with a flock of sheep inside, using the old building as a shelter against the winter chill. By Sea we see images of a Skate-fish swimming in the crystal clear waters of Spencer Gulf in South Australia, along with some sunny day landscape scenes of a jetty and boats moared in a local harbour.

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Reptiles - Snakes & Lizards.

Snakes of the Daintree are represented by a baby Carpet Python curled up between palm leaves on a branch, so small it looked like a butterfly as I walked under it. Also the deadly Small-eyed Snake which is persistent in tracking down prey. Seen here trying to swallow one of its own kind unsuccessfully. The Bandy-Bandy seeks blind snakes as their prey. The Lizards are two of the larger sized species, both spectacular to see in the wild, the Lace Monitor and Frilled Lizard.

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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.

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Reptiles - Tree Snake.

The Common Tree Snake - Dendrelaphis punctulata is seen here on a suburban garden tap warming itself in the morning sun. Snakes are now seen more often in the suburbs due to land clearing and it is easier for them to find food in urban areas.

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Reptiles-Fighting Lizards

Diporiphora australis - View images of two of this species during a territorial conflict. The fighting was quite ruthless with the winner (the lighter colored lizard), holding and biting the darker colored lizard by the upper jaw while they both moved around each other. At one stage they stood side by side, with backs arched and each with an upright and distinct ridge from the head, down along the back. They were miniatures from the prehistoric era.

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Reptiles-Twolined Dragon

Diporiphora bilineata - View images of this fascinating little lizard which is found in a wide variety of habitats from sanddunes to woodland and both wet and dry sclerophyll forest. It is diurnal and largely terrestrial, however, it climbs into low vegetation or on to fallen timber where it forages for small insects. The female was heavily pregnant and whilst watching her, a male ran up to her and mated, biting her on the back of the neck and eventually releasing her.

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Road Signs in Australia.

Signs found on roadsides in outback Australia vary from roadtrain warning signs to advertising for outback pubs and rest stops.

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Road Users in Australia.

Whether it is a roadtrain moving livestock or ore from a mine, large trucks transporting general goods and produce or vehicles towing caravans or RV's to a holiday destination, these images capture some of the transportation and vehicle movement in outback Australia. Road Safety campaigns, corporate and commercial use along with Australia on the Road to Economic Recovery, calendars and posters, are just a few suggestions for the use of these images.

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Rodeo - Bucking Bulls.

With Senior and Novice riders (wearing helmets), these Bulls buck high, twist and turn furiously! All riders are experienced bull riders, even in the Novice event. They definately knew how to get off if they were in trouble! No animals were injured during this rodeo.

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Rodeo - Steer Rope and Tie.

Action at the Black River Stadium in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia recently. As cowboys do on ranches all over the world, they chase down a steer, rope it around the neck or horns and while jumping from his horse, which is stopping from a breakneck speed, he gets the steer and ties the feet together. His horse meanwhile keeps the rope taught by backing up, which stops the steer from escaping. On the ranch or farm for example, these actions would enable the steer to be branded.

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Rodeo Barrel Race.

The barrel race is for the best time taken to run up to and go around, in a clover leaf pattern, three barrels placed on the course. It takes incredible horsemanship and a well trained steed to take part in this event. These images capture some of the action!

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Rodeo Bucking Broncos.

Bucking horses give wild rides to the cowboys on their backs. This action packed event was held at night and the crowd witnessed lots of thrilling action. The experience showed with the cowboys professional riding ensuring the safety of all.

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Rodeo-Behind the Stadium.

Images of behind the scenes at a Rodeo stadium. Horses are saddled with beautifully patterned leather saddles, Horses wait at their horse floats for the next event, steers are moved through the cattle yards ready for their turn at being ridden or roped, along with cattle trucks waiting to load the steers finished for the day, with their very important message on signage in pink at the rear of the truck!

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Seascapes - Coastline 1.

Elliston on the Eyre Peninsula coastline of South Australia has been suggested as a possible alternate site of a desalination plant, instead of Lowly Point in Spencer Gulf, South Australia. These images show the deep sea area of coastline at Elliston.

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Seascapes - Coastline 2.

These images are of the cliffs and coastline along Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. This region has some of the most picturesque views in the world. The Great Southern Oceanic waves crash against the cliffs but on a calm day the cliffs and ocean look spectacular!

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Seascapes - Coastline 3.

The crashing ocean and its boiling surf surrounds rocks, the rocks forming jagged edges and unusual patterns, on the southern coast of South Australia.

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Seascapes - Coastline 4.

From the rocky cliffs of the Great Southern Ocean off South Australia to the tropical sunrise on the North Queensland coastline, the color and splendour of natures' beauty is simply stunning! There are more Galleries and Lightboxes are also available to view of stunning sunrises, sunsets and coastal scenes.

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Snakes, Lizards & Spiders

Images of Australian native species photographed in their natural environment.

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Sport - Kite Surfing

An amazing ride, wind in the kite sail and you are away....

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Sport - National Offshore Powerboat Championships.

Scenes of the final race in the 2008 National Offshore Powerboat Championships held in Townsville on Sunday the 22nd of June. The Class One race was won by Simrad. The overall points and Championship winner in Class One however, was Maritimo. The race winner in the Supercat lite 400hp category was the Elders team.

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Sunrise & Sunset - Beach 1.

The amazing colours of sunrise at the beach on a calm, quiet morning, with just the seagulls paddling in the lapping waves.

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Sunrise & Sunset - Beach 2.

Dawn at the beach with colours reflected in the sky and sea as the sun rises - heralding the beginning of a new day.

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Sunrise & Sunset - Tropics.

The magnificence of Sunrise and Sunset in tropical North Queensland, Australia.

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Sunrise in the Tropics.

The colours of a tropical sunrise are truly reflected in these images. The glorious tropical sunrise viewed from the Esplanade in Townsville, tropical North Queensland, Australia, changes as the sun rises in the sky. Truly and brilliantly colourful beachscapes!

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Sunset Skies over Southern Australia

These images show the colourful hues of sunset skies at summers end, over southern Australia. See deep golden hues to pink and orange reflections on the clouds high in the sky. Ideal for background effects.

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Townsville, tropical North Queensland.

Images of the City of Townsville in tropical North Queensland, Australia.

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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.

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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.

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