Turning of the Fagus
Coral lichen is at its best, on southern Australia’s forest floors, in autumn. Here it is in the Randalls Bay Quarry Reserve, south of Hobart.
Self-reflections in kelp, Tasmania.
Stormy takayna / Tarkine coast, Tasmania
Turbulent waters in turbulent times. But, deep down, the kelp is waving in the currents, the fish are foraging the reef and, soon, the great whales will come north along this coastline on their way to calve in warmer waters. Soon and inevitably, ensuring life for it all, the Sun will be shining again.
Equal creatures. This tiny critter is staring at globally-acclaimed author Margaret Atwood on a Tarkine track a month back. Both are amazed, sensitive and alert to the world. So different to the greed and chaos of Wall Street.
Sooner or later things start looking up! Bob Brown.
Superb Fairy wren at Corinna Wilderness Experience, takayna / Tarkine.
Magnetic Island, Queensland.
Hopkins Falls near Warrnambool, Victoria.
Wentworth Hill Lagoon, central Tasmania.
With the Frontline Action Campaign folk in Queensland.
Rock wallaby, North Queensland.
On Sumac ridge, Tarkine.
Surfer near Byron Bay.
Remote Wentworth Hills Lagoon, 1100 metres high in central Tasmania. This should be a national park!
Flowering pandanus. Wentworth Hills. Central Tasmania.
Pimelua ligustrina, the tall riceflower, beside the creek draining Wentworth Hills Lagoon.
Low flow (late December) of the Upper Heemskirk River Falls west of Zeehan.
Bushfire smoke over Paul’s farm and the Huon River.
There’s something about her eyes ...... Tiger snake, Styx Forest.
A centuries-old bluegum tree in Tasmania’s threatened southern forests (photo by Paul Thomas).
A fantailed cuckoo in Oura Oura’s walnut tree.
A young echidna at Bush Heritage Australia’s property Oura Oura (my old home in northern Tasmania).
Sunshine after snow, Adamsons Peak obscured.
Shearwaters off Tasman Peninsula.
Sleeping Beauty west of kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
Wattle Day, Nicholls Rivulet, southern Tasmania.
Sail Rock and Cathedral Cove near Whitianga, North Island of New Zealand.
The turrets of Taytitikitheeker, Liffey, Tasmania.
Winter rainbow over Randalls Bay near Cygnet, an hour south of Hobart.
Foam pattern on the Liffey River at Bush Heritage Australia’s property Oura Oura.
A tiny scarlet robin (Petroica boodang), at Liffey, Tasmania.
The windswept dunes of takayna / Tarkine, Tasmania.
Blooming native Australian wildflower, Hairpin Banksia, Blue Mountains.
A huge wave back-breaks off the Belfast Coastal Reserve near Port Fairy, Victoria. This storm kept the beach clear but, in the coming summer, up to 1000 hooves will be pounding the Belfast beaches as racehorse trainers ambush one of the best nesting places for the endangered Hooded plover.
The Sun sets over the Huon River behind a column of smoke rising from a Tasmanian government ‘regeneration’ burn: the logged forest, here including Swift parrot nesting sites, is firebombed to eradicate the natural ecosystem, including wildlife.
A Sea eagle flies under the Moon, last week in Hobart.