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Wallaman Falls is the largest single drop waterfall in Australia. Stony Creek flows off the escarpment falling 305m (1,001 ft) , with the main single drop tumbling 268 metres (879 ft) through a rainbow-fringed cloud of mist to a large pool. Girringun National Park, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Far North Queensland, Australia. Photo taken from a helicopter. Girringun National Park Wet Tropics World Heritage Area Aerial View Beauty In Nature Day Environment Far North Queensland Flowing Flowing Water High Angle View Land Landscape Motion Nature No People Non-urban Scene Outdoors Plant Power In Nature Rainforest Rock Tranquil Scene Wallaman Falls Water Waterfall
Winter is yet to come to Northern BC apparently. In contrast it’s forecast to be 38 deg C (100 F) this Friday at our property in the Wollombi Valley, Australia. Some letters home from another world. Wells, British Columbia, Canada. Frozen Frozen Lake Trees Winter Beauty In Nature Canada Cold Cold Temperature Day Environment Nature No People Non-urban Scene Northern British Columbia Outdoors Plant Scenics - Nature Sky Snow Snow Covered Snowcapped Mountain Tranquil Scene Tranquility White Color Winter
Wild back Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger) hiding in the swamp, Pampas De Yacumo, Bolivia Alligator Bolivia Melanosuchus Niger Pampas De Yacumo Swamp Animal Animal Head  Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Black Caiman Caiman Crocodile Day Green Color Growth Leaf Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Plant Plant Part Reptile Water
Stormy morning over one of the 20th century's most distinctive buildings. The Sydney Opera House hosts well over 1,500 performances annually, attended by more than 1.2 million people. The shot is a slow exposure taken with a 10 stop ND filter to smooth out the stormy chop in the harbour. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Blue Hour Harbour View Storm Stormy Weather Sydney Opera House Sydney Harbour  Sydney, Australia Architecture Bleak Blue Building Exterior Built Structure City Cloud - Sky Day Dusk Long Exposure Nature No People Outdoors Sky Travel Travel Destinations Water Waterfront
Prehistoric stone circle dating back apoxiamtly 3000 years or more sitting atop one of the numurous picturesque rolling green hills in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Green Ireland Ancient Ancient Civilization Ancient History Archaeology Architecture Cloud - Sky Environment Field Grass History Land Landscape No People Outdoors Rock Rock - Object Ruined Scenics - Nature Sky Solid Stone Circle The Past Tranquil Scene
Surreal predawn light fills the sky over the Watagan mountains. Mount Warrawolong, the highest peak in the Watagans at 641m, is capped with an orographic cloud. The Watagan Mountains are a wilderness area that forms part of the Great Dividing Range, located in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. Mount Warrawolong NSW Australia Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Dramatic Sky Environment Idyllic Landscape Majestic Mountain Mountain Peak Mountain Range Nature No People Non-urban Scene Outdoors Predawn Scenics - Nature Sky Sunrise Sunset Surreal Tranquil Scene Tranquility Watagan Mountains
A view south over the moonlit oyster covered rocks and city lights in North West Bay at low tide. Stars, clouds and a touch of the Aurora Australis dancing in the background. Howden, Tasmania. Australia. Aurora Australis Howden, Tasmania North West Bay Astronomy Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Hobart Tasmania Idyllic Moonlight Nature Night No People Outdoors Oyster Covered Rocks Rock Rock - Object Scenics - Nature Sea Sky Solid Space Star - Space Tranquil Scene Tranquility Water
Some days nature just astounds you. Milford Sound, New Zealand. Milford Sound Nature New Zealand Scenery Animal Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Beauty In Nature Day Dolphin Flowing Water Lake Marine Motion Mountain Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Plant Scenics - Nature Tree Vertebrate Water Waterfront
Towering dolerite columns at Devils Gullet plunge into the Fisher River valley and the remote Tasmanian central plateau. The storm engulfing Clumner Bluff (1559m) was directly overhead a few minutes earlier with white out conditions and summer snow. The dolerite columns are over 220m high and form part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, on the northern rim of the Great Western Tiers. Tasmania, Australia. Devils Gullet Fisher River Valley Great Western Tiers Tasmanian Central Plateau Cloud - Sky Dolerite Columns Environment Formation High Idyllic Landscape Mountain Mountain Peak Mountain Range Nature No People Non-urban Scene Outdoors Remote Rock Rock - Object Rock Formation Scenics - Nature Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Wilderness
Dry scrubland west of Cobar, NSW, Australia Outback NSW Arid Climate Arid Landscape Climate Clothing Crouching Day Desert Dry Environment Field Full Length Hat Land Landscape Lifestyles Nature Occupation One Person Outback Australia Outdoors Red Earth Scrubland Side View Sitting
“What does a person need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all - in the material sense. And we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade. The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.” Sterling Hayden in 1963. I wonder what Sterling would think now given how idiotic the charade has become, and how amazing the gadgets are! Isolated in a sea of eerie stillness under endless Alaskan twilight, its hard not to contemplate such thoughts. At anchor on S/V BOB in Chapin Bay. South East Alaska. USA. Chapin Bay Stillness Alaska Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Fjord Idyllic Mored Mountain Nature No People Non-urban Scene Outdoors Reflection Sailing Scenics - Nature Silhouette Sky South East Alaska Still Symmetry Tranquility Tree Water Waterfront
A maze of colour and texture Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for many kings of the Joseon Dynasty, and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. Construction began in 1405, and was completed in 1412. The palace was burned down by an angry mob in 1592 when the royal family fled their abode during the Japanese invasion of Korea. It was reconstructed in 1609 by King Seonjo and King Gwanghaegun however burnt back down in 1623 because of political Revolt by King Injo. The palace was also attacked by the Manchu Qing but throughout its history of reconstruction and repair has remained faithful to its original design. It was heavily damaged during the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945) and, only about 30% of the pre-Japanese structures survive. Seoul, Korea Green Color Seoul, Korea Architectural Column Architecture Building Building Exterior Built Structure Changdeokgung Palace City Communication Day Door Entrance Façade Footpath History No People Old Old Buildings Outdoors Religion Text The Past Travel Destinations Wood Doors
Sunrise from within a cave at Caves Beach, New South Wales, Australia. Caves Beach NSW Beach Beauty In Nature Cave Cavern Caves Photography Cloud - Sky Horizon Over Water Idyllic Land Nature No People Ocean Orange Color Rock Rock - Object Scenics - Nature Sea Seascape Silhouette Sky Sunrise Sunset Tranquil Scene Water
Collecting Fodder by bullock and cart, Okara, Pakistan Bullock Bullock And Cart Old Fashioned Animal Wildlife Casual Clothing Day Domestic Domestic Animals Fodder Full Length Herbivorous Land Livestock Mammal Men Nature Old Ways One Person Outdoors Plant Real People Riding Standing Tree Vertebrate
Bonfire on a property at Laguna, north of Sydney, Australia Fireball NSW Australia Nightphotography Bonfire Burning Field Fire Fire - Natural Phenomenon Flame Forest Glowing Group Of People Heat - Temperature Land Lifestyles Men Motion Nature Night Orange Color Outdoors Plant Real People Tree Wollombi
Red-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus banksii) on the banks of the Darling River. Also known as Banksian or Banks' black cockatoo the populations in southeastern Australia are threatened by deforestation and other habitat alterations. Paroo-Darling National Park, New South Wales, Australia. Darling River Outback NSW Paroo-Darling National Park Red-tailed Black Cockatoos Animal Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Beauty In Nature Bird Birds In Flight Day Flying Group Of Animals Lake Nature No People Outback Australia Outdoors Reflection River Spread Wings Vertebrate Water Waterfront
A Bennetts Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) with its thick winter coat in preparation for a snowy winter in Mount Field National Park which forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The predominately solitary and nocturnal creatures can occasionally gather together for food, water or shelter. The wallaby is sometimes known on the mainland as a Red-necked Wallaby however the Tasmanian form (Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus) is predominately referred to as the Bennett's wallaby. It is much smaller and has dark thick long shaggy fur to deal with the harsher winters in contrast to the lighter thinner fur of its mainland relatives. Throughout nature it is common for island species to shrink in size relative to their continental cousins. Tasmania, Australia Bennetts Wallaby Hopping Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Day Focus On Foreground Full Length Jumping Macropus Rufogriseus Mammal Mount Field National Park Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Red-necked Wallaby Rock Rock - Object Solid Standing Tasmania, Australia Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Tree Vertebrate Young Animal
Kayaking the waters of the Queen Charlotte Straight in the hope of seeing some Orcas. The shot was taken outside of Telegraph Cove on the east coast of Vancouver Island looking east towards the Coastal Mountains of mainland British Columbia, Canada Love Life, Love Photography Charlotte Straight Kayaking Telegraph Cove Adventure Beauty In Nature British Columbia Canada Cloud - Sky Group Of People Mode Of Transportation Mountain Mountain Range Nature Nautical Vessel Outdoors Real People Scenics - Nature Sky Snowcapped Mountain Sunset Tranquil Scene Transportation Vancouver Island Water Waterfront
A shot taken a week before Ness Lake froze of some Trumpeter Swans who were passing though on their annual migration. Interestingly these swans are actually flying North to winter over on the Crooked River north of Prince George where warm springs keep parts of the river open all year. The trumpeter swan (Cygnus buccinator) is the heaviest living bird native to North America and the largest waterfowl in the world with a wingspan that can exceed 10 ft (3.0 m). Ness Lake, Northern British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Swans Swiming Trees Winter Is Coming Animal Beauty In Nature Bird Birds Cabin Canada Cold Temperature Day Lake Lake View Nature No People Non-urban Scene Northern British Columbia Plant Scenics - Nature Swans On The Lake Tranquility Trumpeter Swans Water Waterfront
This shot is taken looking back towards Mount Harold (1,126 meters or 3,694 feet) from the Surprise Valley in King William region of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park in Tasmania, Australia Love Life, Love Photography Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park Diabase Australia Panorama Alpine Landscape Beauty In Nature Cold Temperature Day Dolerite Landscape Low Angle View Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Physical Geography Scenics Sky Snow Snowcapped Mountain Tasmania Tranquil Scene Tranquility Winter
The Canadian Rockies locked in the grip of winter. Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada Alberta Canada Canadian Rockies  Frozen Winter Landscape Beauty In Nature Cold Temperature Day Forest Jasper National Park Landscape Low Clouds Under Mountain Mist Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Remote Scenics Sky Snow Snowcapped Mountain Tranquil Scene Tranquility Winter
Mountain Caribou lock antlers in a mock fight. Sadly I found out that two of these amazing animals were shot dead a few weeks after I took this shot from the same small herd in Northern BC. The situation has been described as dire for the Central Mountain Caribou population by the Federal Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Numbers of Central Mountain Caribou across Alberta and B.C declined by 60 per cent between 2004 and 2014 to just over 500 mature individuals in 11 herds. Its so sad that we are not that far from a future of having no Mountain Caribou anywhere in the rocky mountains. The mountain caribou have evolved to deal with deep snow-packs and a complex life high in the mountains and are physically quite different from their northern arctic cousins and European reindeer who roam the vast frozen plains. Makes you wonder how you can control poaching in places like Africa if you can’t even stop shooting of endangered animals in a highly educated first world country like Canada. Endangered  Reindeer Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Antler Buck Canada Caribou Cold Temperature Day Deer Forest Low Angle View Mammal Nature No People Northern British Columbia Outdoors Snow Snowing Stag Tree Two Animals Winter
A lone camper drinks a cup of hot tea on the horizon as the last light begins to fade up at Artist point. Mt Baker (3,286 m or 10,781 ft) forms the high point in the background to the right of frame. This shot was taken after hiking though the snow up to Artist point in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. We then hiked down in the dark with our head torches. Washington State, USA. Frozen Lake Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest North Cascades National Park Sunset Silhouettes USA Washington State Artist Point Beauty In Nature Cold Temperature Glow Lone Person Moon Mountain Mt Baker Nature Night Outdoors Scenics Sky Snow Snowcapped Mountain Sunset Tranquil Scene Tranquility Winter
You know its cold outside when you can teach your kids about the Mpemba effect with a cup of coffee! Can’t live though a Canadian winter without giving this classic shot a go. Ness Lake, British Columbia. Love Life, Love Photography Mpembaeffect Mpemba Coffee Frozen Frozen Lake Adult Beauty In Nature Bonding British Columbia Canada Coffee In The Air Cold Temperature Crisp Day Family Family With One Child Leisure Activity Mpemba Nature Outdoors People Real People Sky Standing Sunrise Togetherness
I took this shot a couple of weeks ago from a hotel bar in Shinagawa. It's looking North towards Tokyo Tower (332.9 metres or 1,092 ft). At the time of construction in 1958 Tokyo Tower was the tallest freestanding tower in the world, taking the title from the Eiffel Tower by 13 metres. Depending on where you draw the boundaries there are between 9 million and 38 million people living in Tokyo. The population of the special inner wards is over 9 million people, with the total population of Tokyo prefecture coming in over 13 million. When combined with the surrounding areas the prefecture forms part of the world's most populous metropolitan area of 37.8 million people. Love Life, Love Photography Cityscape Japan Night Photography Skyline Tokyo Tokyo Tower Architecture Building Exterior Buildings Built Structure City Clear Sky Dense Illuminated Modern Night No People Sky Skyscraper Tall Tall - High Tourism Tower Travel Destinations Urban Skyline
Looking across to Mt. Goryu (2,814m or 9,232 ft) from Mt Sobatsubu in the Japan Alps . I was recently passing though Tokyo and ducked out to the alps on the bullet train to catch up with a very old friend of mine from my rock climbing days. He now runs the beautiful White Silver Hakuba lodge with his wife. It’s an epic base to hit up the nine ski resorts in the valley. The Hakuba area receives over 10 meters of snow per year with 135 lifts accessing over 200 runs and a heap of backcountry. Japan is one of the most mountainous countries in the world with ~73% of its total land mass covered by mountains (a comparable level to Norway). Hakuba, Honshu, Japan Afterglow Cliffs Craggy Goryu Japan Beauty In Nature Clear Sky Cold Temperature Day Hakuba Honshu Japan Alps Landscape Mountain Mountain Range Mountains Nature No People Outdoors Sky Snow Snow Covered Snowcapped Mountain Sunset Winter
"If you feel you have to open a particular door, open it, otherwise all your life that door will haunt your mind!" - Mehmet Murat İldan. The door to the emperors’ palace. Tokyo, Japan. Love Life, Love Photography Emperor Palace Japan Tokyo Wood Ancient Architecture Backgrounds Close-up Door Emperors Handle Latch Latched Door Metal Metal Grate Old Old-fashioned Pattern Textured  Wood - Material
American Marten (Martes americana), also known as a Pine Marten, in the snow on Hudson Bay Mountain near Smithers in Northern British Columbia. Martens normally eat small mammals such as squirrels and rodents. They are however related to the wolverine and capable of hunting much larger snowshoe hares and marmots. I was lucky enough to see this guy out of the corner of my eye while I was snowboarding. He ran down a tree well; so I boarded over, took my backpack off, got my camera out, changed out the wide angle lens for the 400mm, and waited. After sitting there quietly for a few minutes he then popped his head up again. Love Life, Love Photography American Marten British Columbia, Canada Winter Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Beauty In Nature Close Up Cold Temperature Day Looking At Camera Mammal Martes Americana Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Paw Pine Marten Portrait Snow Tree White Color Wildlife Winter
A small oasis we camped at in the Great Sand Sea near the Egyptian / Libyan boarder. The Great Sand Sea is a subset of the Sahara that covers a remote 72,000 km² (27,800 square miles) sand desert region in North Africa stretching between western Egypt and eastern Libya. Hard to say exactly where the shot was taken as it was after a full day offroad in a 4WD across the dunes from the larger oasis town of Siwa, which is about 50 km (30 mi) east of the Libyan border. The mountains are actually old coral reefs stranded in an empty ocean of sand; after hiking up them you could still see the coral heads intact. We camped here for a night; if you look closely you can see the small yellow tents to the right of the oasis. This is an old film shot; this whole area is now off limits due to security issues in Libya and trafficking across the border. Love Life, Love Photography 4wd Terrain Egypt Great Sand Sea Isolated Libya North Africa Sahara Desert Arid Climate Beauty In Nature Day Desert Landscape Nature No People Oasis Oasis In The Desert Outdoors Physical Geography Remote Sand Sand Dune Scenics Sky Tranquil Scene Tranquility
We have been stuck inside with sick kids this past week. Keen to get out on another winter road trip soon ! This shot was taken just before we headed off to Australia for Christmas of the majestic Icefields Parkway just south of Jasper. That’s Pyramid mountain (2766m or 9075ft) towering over the road in the distance . Alberta, Canada Love Life, Love Photography Alberta Cars Driving Icefields Parkway Winter Driving Beauty In Nature Canada Cold Temperature Day Jasper National Park Landscape Mountain Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Range Scenics Sky Snow Snowcapped Mountain Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Winter
I love the rich blue sky’s you often get at altitude. This shot was taken well above 4000m (13120 ft) in the Bolivian Altiplano. Love Life, Love Photography Bolivia Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve Laguna Altiplano Arid Climate Beauty In Nature Blue Sky Cloud - Sky Crisp Day Desert Grass High Altitude Lake Landscape Mountain Nature No People Outdoors Scenics Sky Tranquil Scene Tranquility Travel Destinations Water
A shot of a Japanese Macaque or Snow Monkey that was engaging in some serious eye contact with my camera. It was taken at the hot springs (or onsen) that feeds into the valley of the Yokoyu-River at Jigokudani Yaen Koen. Literally meaning "Hell's Valley", Jigokudani was named after the steam and boiling water that bubbles out of small crevices in the frozen ground which is surrounded by steep cliffs. The valley sits at an elevation of 850 meters. Other than humans the Macaque is the primate that lives in the coldest climate and survives in winter temperatures down to -15 °C. In japan the species is known as Nihonzaru. In Shinto belief, mythical beasts known as raijū sometimes appeared as monkeys and kept Raijin, the god of lightning, company. The "three wise monkeys", which warn people to "see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil", are carved in relief over the door of the famous Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō. Yamanouchi, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan Love Life, Love Photography Japan Jigokudani Yaen Koen Snow Monkey Animal Hair Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Close-up Cold Temperature Day Face Focus On Foreground Fury Japanese Macaque Looking At Camera Mammal Monkey Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Portrait Portraiture Red Face Winter
I recently had a break while traveling in Australia to visit family. I did not get the camera out that often while we were down there however I did manage a quick scramble down to the rocks at dusk while I was passing the Norah Head lighthouse. It turned out to be quite a complicated shoot due to rapidly falling light and increasing wave action on the rocks as the tide returned. For those interested the photo is a combination of two quite different exposures. The first was a long 30 sec exposure taken at f/9 and ISO 1000 to provide good depth of field in the foreground and minimize noise. The long exposure also gives the misty moonlight look to the waves splashing around the rocks in the foreground. The second exposure was much shorter in an attempt to freeze an arc of the light beam as it rotated and was a 2 sec exposure taken at f/4 and ISO 6400. Both shots were taken at 20mm. The shots were then merged using several layers of gradient and luminosity masks in photoshop. I did not bring in any bracketed exposures to increase the dynamic range as I wanted to keep the foreground shadows dark to emphasize the lifesaving effect of the beacon in the fading natural light. The light house was turned on for the first time in 1903 and eventually de-manned in 1994 after more than 90 years of being staffed. It was originally fitted with a vapourized kerosene lamp and was electrified in 1961. Designed by Charles Assinder Harding it was the last lighthouse ever to be built in the classical style of James Barnet. Harding also designed the lights at Cape Byron and Point Perpendicular. Love Life, Love Photography Australia Beacon Coastline Light Beam Architecture Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Clouds And Sky Dusk Headland Last Light Light And Shadow Lighthouse Long Exposure Nautical Vessel No People Outdoors Power In Nature RISK Sea Shipping  Sky Tranquility Water Water On Rocks
Up close with an Australian icon. The Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasselti), feared by early settlers, was historically responsible for 12 deaths . An antivenom has been available since 1956, and there have been no deaths directly due to redback bites since its introduction. The female spider, as seen in this shot, is much larger then its male counterpart and has the distinctive red stripe on its abdomen. The female 'digests' the male during a successful mating process, which seems to be unique to Latrodectus hasselti. Females reach around 1 cm in size while males are 3-4 mm when mature. Shot was taken with a 100mm macro lens. NSW, Australia Love Life, Love Photography Australia Black Widow Spider Spider Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Black Widow Close-up Closeup Day Deadly Eyeballs  Focus On Foreground Insect Legs Macro Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Poisonous Redback Spider Spider
A throwback to late autumn at Kittil falls. I love the orange green colour the moss goes after it’s been snowed on for the first time in the season. There are so many little known gems up here in Northern BC that rarely get any visits. British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Autumn Low Angle View Beauty In Nature Blurred Motion Day Forest Log Long Exposure Moss Motion Mountain Nature No People Northern British Columbia Outdoors Power In Nature Rapid River Rock - Object Rocks Scenics Speed Tree Water Waterfall
A snowy shot of a Central Mountain Caribou in Northern BC. As you have probably figured I have been having a few weeks break from posting photos while we are over here getting some beach time in Australia. Back in Northern BC now and its -29 deg C ! So its a bit of a shock. Woods British Columbia, Canada Central Mountain Caribou Rangifer Tarandus Caribou Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Antler Beauty In Nature Buck Cold Temperature Day Deer Forest Frosty Mammal Nature No People One Animal Outdoors Reindeer Snow Stag Tree Winter
Certainly starting to feel like the Great White North up here again this time of year. Went out the night before last looking for auroras under the full moon and got distracted. Ness Lake, Northern British Columbia. Love Life, Love Photography British Columbia, Canada Frozen Frozen Lake Full Moon Quiet Animal Arctic Cold Temperature Coyote Dog Foggy Great White North Island Misty Night Moon Nature Night No People Outdoors Scenics Sky Snow Star - Space Winter Wolf
First light of the day tries to break through the clouds over Mt Ida and the Travellers Range. The prominent cliffs and columns of the central highlands are made of Jurassic dolerite. This shot was taken from the southern end of Lake St Clair which is Australia's deepest lake owing its depth of 160m (or 525 ft) to its glacial origin. Unlike mainland Australia it is believed that Tasmania experienced four phases of major glaciation with a single ice cap covering about 4,000 sq km of the northwestern part of the central plateau along with other smaller isolated ice caps and valley glaciers. During these glacial periods sea levels were low enough to open the Bassian landbridge connecting Tasmania to Australia with grasslands and scrub heath found across the area where the Bass Strait now lies. Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Central Highlands, Tasmania, Australia. Looking forward to heading back to Tassie briefly in the New Year ! Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park Craggy Mྂtྂ Iྂdྂaྂ Astronomy Bushland Central Highlands Cold Temperature Day First Light Of The Day Forest Landscape Mountain Mountain Peak Mountain Range Nature No People Outdoors Scenics Sky Snow Snowcapped Mountain Tasmania, Australia Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Wilderness Winter
Constantly shifting the clouds seem to form an integral part of the landscape in the Great Bear Rainforest. The rainforest covers 6.4 million hectare (15.8 million acre) stretch area along British Columbia’s north and central coast and forms part of the larger Pacific temperate rainforest ecoregion, which is the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world. This shot was taken of the remote and rugged mountain ranges that line the narrow inside passage between Princess Royal Island and the mainland of British Columbia. Canada. Love Life, Love Photography British Columbia, Canada Misty Trees Clouds Day Fog Forest Great Bear Rainforest Growth In The Mist Landscape Mist Misty Forest Nature No People Outdoors Pacific North West Rainforest Ridge Scenics Sky Steep Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree
The amazing Emperor Falls. Can you spot the person at the base? The falls sit at 5,300 feet (1,600 m) high and cascade a total distance of 46 m (150 ft). The peak of Mount Robson behind rises to 3,954 m (12,972 ft). Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Berg Lake Trail British Columbia, Canada Canadian Rockies  Emperor Falls Falling Massive Mt Robson Mt Robson Provincial Park Rock Formation Cascade Cliff Day Motion Mountain Nature No People Outdoors Power In Nature River Rocky Mountains Scenics Sky Steep Water Waterfall
The southern sky rises over the windswept isolation of the cottage once occupied by Mrs Hunt. Ruby Hunt was one of the last to leave Maria island in 1968 before it became a National Park. She would operate a pedal wireless from the house, which at the time was the only communication link on the island with the mainland of Tasmania. If someone wished to send a message they would put it in a bottle, at night outside Mrs. Hunt’s door, and she would make the necessary call and leave the answer in the bottle for collection during the next night. Maria Island is a remote mountainous island located in the Tasman Sea, off the east coast of Tasmania, Australia. The island was named in 1642 by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman after Maria van Diemen (née van Aelst). Australia Isolated Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia Trees Astronomy Cabin Constellation Field Galaxy Landscape Milky Way Nature Night No People Outdoors Scenics Sky Space Star - Space Starry Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Windswept Windswept Tree Be. Ready.
Stopping to take in the view at the serene Kinney Lake. Berg Lake Trail, Mt Robson Provincial Park. British Columbia, Canada Love Life, Love Photography Backpacking Berg Lake Trail Clear Sky Hiking Kinney Lake Mt Robson Provincial Park Reflection Trekking Backpack Beauty In Nature Canada Day Lake Lakeshore Mountain Mountain Range Nature One Person Outdoors Reflection Sihouette  Standing Walking Poles Water
A shot taken just before Ness Lake froze a week ago of some Trumpeter Swans who were passing though on their annual migration. Interestingly these swans are actually flying North to winter over on the Crooked River north of Prince George where warm springs keep parts of the river open all year. The trumpeter swan (Cygnus buccinator) is the heaviest living bird native to North America and the largest waterfowl in the world with a wingspan that can exceed 10 ft (3.0 m). Ness Lake, Northern British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography British Columbia, Canada Looking At Camera Swans Animal Themes Animal Wildlife Animals In The Wild Beauty In Nature Bird Cabin Day Floating Floating On Water Lake Lake Cabin Lake View Migration Nature No People Swan Swimming Togetherness Trumpeter Swans Water Waterfront Wildlife
One of the beautiful things about being up high in the mountains at dusk is the low angle the sun makes during its final minutes of the day. A halo of light glows though the thick winter coat of this Rocky Mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) as it grazes in the high altitude meadows leading down from snowbird pass. The blue gray in the upper left is the Robson glacier. Mt Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography Alpine Canadian Rockies  Goat Grass Grazing Hiking Looking At Camera Mountain Goat Mt Robson Provincial Park Oreamnos Americanus Snowbird Snowbird Pass Wild Animal British Columbia Canada Day Grass Mammal Meadow Nature One Animal Outdoors Rocky Mountain Goat Rocky Mountains Wildlife
“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul”. John Muir. There is much to be said about wandering aimlessly in the forest. Once you head off the path, you need to start making your own choices, and living with the consequences of those choices. MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Love Life, Love Photography MacMillan Provincial Park Trees Beauty In Nature Branch Bushland Canada Day Deep Dark Woods Forest Forest Photography Green Color Growth Hiking Lush Foliage Moss Nature No People Outdoors Tree Tree Area Tree Trunk Wilderness WoodLand Woodlands Woods
A three shot panorama of the Natural Bridge. It is a naturally formed rock arch over Cave Creek, a tributary of the Nerang River. It was formed from a waterfall which undercut a cave beneath the waterfall and dug a pothole on top, until the two joined and the creek flowed through the cave, leaving an arch across the front. The bridge is located in Springbrook National Park in the Gold Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia. The park is situated on the McPherson Range, near Springbrook, approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Brisbane. The park is part of the Shield Volcano Group of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Australia Gold Coast Australia Panorama Springbrook National Park Tranquility Beauty In Nature Cave Cavern Cavernous Caves Photography Gondwana Green And Blue Log Natural Bridge  Nature No People Outdoors Queensland Rainforest River Rock - Object Rock Pools Rocks And Water Water Waterfall Perspectives On Nature
The Natural Bridge is a naturally formed rock arch over Cave Creek, a tributary of the Nerang River. It was formed from a waterfall which undercut a cave beneath the waterfall and dug a pothole on top, until the two joined and the creek flowed through the cave, leaving an arch across the front. The bridge is located in Springbrook National Park in the Gold Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia. The park is situated on the McPherson Range, near Springbrook, approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Brisbane. The park is part of the Shield Volcano Group of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Australia Creek Green Color Moss & Lichen Springbrook National Park Beauty In Nature Cave Day Forest Gondwana Natural Bridge  Nature No People Outdoors Queensland Australia Rainforest River Rock - Object Rock Pool Rocks Scenics Tranquil Scene Tranquility Water Waterfall Perspectives On Nature
The more time one spends away, and the more one travels, the more the red ochre of the Australian outback seems to loom large in one’s mind. Perhaps I am just dreaming of somewhere 70 degrees C (158 F) warmer than the frozen lake I am looking at out the window. Several days drive from anywhere of note; the red cliffs of Mutawintji Gorge are as isolated as they are beautiful. Mutawintji National Park is dissected by numerous colourful gorges, rockpools and creek beds lined with red gums. Far West region of outback New South Wales, in eastern Australia. Australia Eucalyptus Trees Gum Trees Mutawintji Gorge Mutawintji National Park Outback NSW Trees Arid Climate Beauty In Nature Cliff Day Geology Landscape Mountain Nature No People Outback Australia Outdoors Physical Geography Red Earth Landscape Red Ochre Rock - Object Rock Formation Scenics Sky Perspectives On Nature
It is rare to find such stillness. No wind, no waves, no sound. So still I could set my tripod up on the deck of the boat while at anchor and take a long exposure of the sky with no visible star movement. The silence out here can be deafening at times (at least once my kids are finally asleep!). Amazingly the G3 solar storm a few days ago was bright enough to cut though the endless blue twilight one experiences this time of year during the fleeting hours of semi darkness that you have when you’re up this far north. Happiness has always seemed a subjective state of mind to me, somewhat along the lines of Lucius Annaeus Seneca's words from two millennia ago that “a man’s as miserable as he thinks he is.” I do love mountains, sailing, and auroras; super chuffed to have combined them all in one shot. Scenery Cove, South East Alaska, USA. Aurora Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Sailboat Masts Scenery Cove Sky And Clouds USA Alaska Arctic Arctic Circle Astrophotography Beauty In Nature Fjord Great White North Low Angle View Nature Night No People Outdoors Sailboat Scenics Ship Sky Star - Space Wilderness Be. Ready. Perspectives On Nature
Early winter deep freeze conditions of between -20 and -30 C (-4 and -22 F) have created thousands of beautiful outdoor ice rinks throughout Northern BC. Chances are you might have a lake to yourself as approximately 9% of its surface area of Canada is covered in fresh water. Fraser-Fort George Region, British Columbia, Canada. Frozen Frozen Lake Ice Looking Down Shadows & Light Aerial View Beauty In Nature Blue Cold Cold Temperature Day Forest Landscape Nature No People Outdoors Scenics Shadow Sky Snow Tranquil Scene Tranquility Tree Winter Winter Wonderland Perspectives On Nature Be. Ready. Fresh On Market 2017