Photo competitions

The Doc has been a bit quite because he has been indexing 300,000 images for AWC and also preparing some images for photo competitions.

Here is a selection of the images The Doc will shortly enter into an Australian competition (you get the low res versions, some images are over 350 megapxiels). Click on each images to see the correct size.






Yellow-footed rock wallaby

Female and joey, Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges NP, Flinders Ranges, SA.

I was tracking Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies at their colony in Brachina Gorge in the Flinders Ranges. I had walked up a steep incline to follow the wallabies, the female with the joey hopped over the top of the ridge and I thought it was over for the day. A minute of two later the female and joey came back and took a second look and seemingly said good bye before she hopped away.

These wallabies are something to behold when they hop across cliff faces like a kangaroo on flat ground.

Western Grey Kangaroo – mother & joey

On Kangaroo Island Westerns Grey Kangaroos are brown in colour not grey, having been cut off from the mainland for some time. Early one morning a mother and her joey were browsing on the shrubs at the Remarkables.

The Island named Kangaroo Island by Matthew Flinders who could see large numbers of kangaroos (and Tamar Wallabies) all over the Island.

Fiery Flinders

This is sunrise at West End Bay, Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island (KI).

The Doc waited 2 1/2 weeks for a decent sunrise on KI. When it came it was a cracker. It was hard to post process this image, as I could only make very subtle changes or it looked fake.

About 9 years ago a large wildfire burnt out over 80% of the National Park. The fire was so intense that many of the mature trees were killed. There is now a double canopy, the dead upper layer and the regrowing green layer (actually black in this image). Click on image to see correct size.