Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Lifesaving Club surf lifesavers launch a surf boat at Kings Beach, Caloundra – the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Launching of the Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Lifesaving Club surf boat “Uncle Pete” for some training off the magnificent Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

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Surf Boat 2AM-008519 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Surf Boat 2AM-008529 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Surf Boat 2AM-008537 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Surf Boat 2AM-008535 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Cheers 🙂

 

Surf Rescue Boards and a Surf Boat on Australia Day at Kings Beach, Caloundra – the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Colour abounded on a glorious Australia Day morning at the magnificent Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

Surf Rescue Boards 2AM-004067 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
Surf Rescue Boards 2AM-008518 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
Surf Rescue Boards 2AM-008523 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
Surf Rescue Boards 2AM-008523 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Cheers 🙂

 

Fire near Bells Creek on the Sunshine Coast.

A large, and very smoky bushfire in a pine forest near Bells Creek on Jan 31st, 2017. The water in these images is Pumicestone Passage, between Caloundra and Bribie Island.

Happy Valley 2AM-004095 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
Happy Valley 2AM-004096 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Happy Valley 2AM-004100 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Sunshine Coast Solar Farm – Valdora, Queensland.

Progress as of Jan 27, 2017 on the construction and installation of the 15 megawatt Sunshine Coast Solar Farm at Valdora, with Mount Coolum in the background.

Sunshine Coast Solar Farm 2AM-000023 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Sunshine Coast Solar Farm 2AM-000018 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Cheers 🙂

Kings Beach Beachfront Salt Water Pool – Caloundra, the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

The Kings Beach beachfront salt water pool, and water fountains (very popular with the children), as viewed from above during first-light at Caloundra – on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

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Kings Beach 2AM-000446 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Kings Beach 2AM-000449 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Kings Beach 2AM-000457 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Cheers 🙂

Wattamolla Beach in Royal National Park – Sydney, NSW.

Wattamolla Beach in Royal National Park, Sydney, NSW.

Wattamolla Beach 2AM 9321-9331_stack ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Wattamolla Beach 2AM-002795 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Wattamolla Beach 2AM-009189 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Wattamolla Beach 2AM-009183 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Point Cartwright – the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Point Cartwright greets another glorious Sunshine Coast morning.

Point Cartwright 2AM-000075. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
Point Cartwright 2AM-000075. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Cheers 🙂

Aerial images around Caloundra, plus Trichodesmium sp. – the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

These aerial (drone) scenes include Kings Beach, Wickham Headland, Shelly Beach, Moffat Headland, Pumicestone Passage, Bribie Island, the Glasshouse Mountains (in the background), and Caloundra – on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

Kings Beach 2AM 0424-0425 panorama stitch ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

The sea-sawdust slicks on the water surface in the following images is likely Trichodesmium sp. – a cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), and is also called whale food, sea scum and, incorrectly, whale sperm. Found in nutrient-poor tropical and subtropical ocean waters, Trichodesmium are ‘nitrogen fixers’- they can take nitrogen gas from the air and ‘fix’ it in a form that can be transferred through the food chain. This function is very important as Nitrogen is essential to life and while there is an abundance of it in the air (air is 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen), most plants and animals can’t make use of it in that form.

Wickham Point 2AM 0434-0437 panorama stitch ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Trichodesmium 2AM-000408 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Trichodesmium 2AM-000419 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.
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Trichodesmium 2AM-000422 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Cheers 🙂

Weeping Rock, near Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains of NSW.

The serene Weeping Rock, near the town of Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains, NSW.

Weeping Rock 2AM 7474-7476 pano
Weeping Rock 2AM 7474-7476 pano
Weeping Rock 2AM 7453-7455 stack
Weeping Rock 2AM 7453-7455 stack

 

 

Aerials of Windang and the mouth of Lake Illawarra – NSW.

Aerial images of Windang and the mouth of Lake Illawarra, NSW.

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Windang 2AM-000005

 

Cheers.