After nearly 4 years working for Naturetrek I have made a pretty fundamental change. I have left my role at Naturetrek to start a year long adventure in Australia where I hope to photograph the landscapes and the spectacular wildlife. I have spent the past few days in Sydney, trying to get everything set up for the year ahead and doing a few of the normal tourist things such as visiting Bondi and the Opera House.
Today I went for a little wander into the Royal Botanic Gardens to see if I could photograph any of the wildlife there. I started off with a few images of a Noisy Miner and a couple of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos.
I then moved along down towards the ponds and came across a family of Dusky Moorhen who were busy feeding in the shade of the leafy palms. There was also a rather tame Magpie Lark moving around the well kept lawns.
I then headed up to the Tropical House in the corner of the gardens but there wasn't a lot about. Well, so I thought, until I stumbled across a rather large Eastern Water Dragon. These amazing reptiles were incredibly relaxed and I managed to build up quite a portfolio.
Overall I am quite happy with my inner city images and I hope that I can build a real collection once I get out of the city and start to explore the outback.