Flora and Fauna
More fauna than flora.....
Rainbow Lorikeets, Mt Tamborine, Queensland
A stunning group of Rainbow Lorikeets, seen at Mount Tamborine, in the Gold Coast hinterland, Queensland.
Humpback Whale breaching
A young Humpback whale breaches off the Queensland coast, during their annual migration along Australia's eastern seaboard.
Lone Wildebeeste, Zimbabwe
This lone bull wildebeeste was seen silhouetted against the grass in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.
Yellow Hornbill, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park is home to some spectacular birdlife, and the Yellow Hornbill is a perfect example.
Kookaburras, Cape Hillsborough, Queensland
Cape Hillsborough is well worth a visit, a stunning spot, tucked away on the Queensland coast. It is renowned for the wallabies that come down to the beach at sunrise, but unfortunately the day we were there it was so windy, none of them ventured out. I had to settle for this shot of two Kookaburras sitting in a tree in the woods.
Iguana, Aruba DWI
Walking amongst the cacti in Aruba, I nearly trod on this monster, he was probably close to a metre in length including the tail. I'm not sure who was more scared, but I kept moving closer and closer with my camera, until he finally upped onto his hind legs and ran off. They look nasty but they're herbivores.
Pelican, Hervey Bay, Queensland
Pelican seen from the pier at Hervey Bay in Queensland. Photo taken by Jonathan
Elephants, Chobe River, Botswana
A tranquil scene at the Chobe River in Botswana.
Albert on the washing line
This is Albert, our resident Kookaburra. Sometimes we go weeks without seeing him, and then he seems to be around all the time. At dusk, he can often be seen sitting on the gutter or as on this occasion, on the washing line, waiting for dinner to pop its head out of a hole in the ground nearby.
Hippo family nap, Namibia
This family of hippos was caught having a snooze on the Namibian side of the Chobe River.
The Coastal Taipan is reputedly one of the most dangerous snakes in the world. Not only is its venom highly toxic, but it is an aggressive snake which will strike repeatedly, injecting large amounts of venom. Welcome to Queensland !
Brown Pelican, The Galapagos Islands
A Brown Pelican sets off for its lunch. Probably an adolescent, as it has yet to grow its attractive white plumage.
Green Tree Python, Queensland
The beautifully coloured Green Tree Python, from Queensland, Australia
Warthog, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Believe it or not, this warthog is digging holes in a golf course and was making a right mess. Taken just outside the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Swamp Wallaby, Queensland
The Swamp Wallaby or "Stinker", from Queensland.
Fur Seal, Galapagos Islands
This Galapagos Fur Seal is disguised amongst the sand and the rocks, while it takes a well earned rest.
Crowned Crane, Zimbabwe
A magnificent Crowned Crane, seen in the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Marine Iguana, Galapagos Islands
The colourful Marine Iguana from the Galapagos Islands.
Water Buffalo herd, Botswana
A Water Buffalo herd on the banks of the Chobe River, Botswana. One breaks away to come down to the water's edge for a drink.
Rainbow Lorikeets, Queensland
This image was modified to show how colour stands out over black and white, particularly in advertising. It shows a stunning group of Rainbow Lorikeets, with one more stunning than his mates.
Humpback Whale spy-hopping
This inquisitive Humpback Whale (believed to be a juvenile male) came alongside our boat to have a good look at us. Taken off Queensland's Sunshine Coast during their return migration south in August.
Australia's marsupial hedgehog, the Echidna, which appears to have backward-facing feet, specially for digging.
Water Buffalo calf, Chobe National Park, Botswana
A Water Buffalo calf calls out. Taken in the Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Impala stag, Zimbabwe
Head and shoulders of an Impala stag, taken on a golf course in Zimbabwe.