A quick (2 nights) visit to Fraser Island, Queensland.

“Fraser” is the largest sand island in the world, is fascinating in its diversity, and absolutely stunning. I recently spent two nights on family vacation on the splendid Fraser Island, Queensland. As it was a family holiday, these were opportunistic photos and as such do not represent the vast diversity of habitats and scenery.


This is Lake McKenzie – a beautiful spot to have a freshwater swim.

Fraser Island 2AM-005282 ©Andrew McInnes

 

The view back as you approach Lake Wabby.

Fraser Island 2AM-005283 ©Andrew McInnes

 

The view up the sand dune from Lake Wabby.

Fraser Island 2AM 5293-5294 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

Sunrise ocean motion.

Fraser Island 2AM-005313 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Stranded jellyfish.

Fraser Island 2AM-005316 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Tempestuous sunrise.

Fraser Island 2AM 5342-5344 HDR ©Andrew McInnes

 

Ocean approachin’.

Fraser Island 2AM-005349 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Stranded jellyfish again.

Fraser Island 2AM-005353 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Beach Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus) in front of  She-oaks (Allocasuarina and Casuarina spp.).

Fraser Island 2AM-005360 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Beach Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus).

Fraser Island 2AM-005361 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Beach Highway.

Fraser Island 2AM-005364 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Goats-foot Convolvulus (Ipomea pescaprae subsp. brasiliensis) and Beach Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus).

Fraser Island 2AM-005375 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Beach airstrip.

Fraser Island 2AM-005384 ©Andrew McInnes

 

North view from Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM 5406-5413 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

South view from Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM-005417 ©Andrew McInnes

 

The beautiful Pacific Ocean as it meets the beach next to Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM-005419 ©Andrew McInnes

 

4WD’s from Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM-005420 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Contemplation on Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM-005425 ©Andrew McInnes

 

A very busy day at the famed Champagne Pools.

Fraser Island 2AM-5440-5443 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

Cruising down Eli Creek.

Fraser Island 2AM-005448
©Andrew McInnes

 

Cheers 🙂

Aerial views of the Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Aerial views of some of the volcanic plugs (remnants of volcanic activity that occurred 25-27 million years ago), known as the Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Some of the mountains included in these images are Mount Beerwah, Mount Coonowrin (‘Crookneck’), Mount Ngungun, Mount Tibrogargan, and Mount Tunbubudla (‘The Twins’).

Mount Beerwah 2AM-000330 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Mount Beerwah 2AM 0319-0324 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

Cheers 🙂

More from Purling Brook Falls and Goomoolahra Falls, Springbrook National Park – the Scenic Rim, Queensland.

This post is of the spectacular Purling Brook (Purlingbrook) Falls and Goomoolahra Falls (also known as Bilbrough Falls) within Springbrook National Park – itself within the fabulous Scenic Rim region of Queensland.

These aerial images are taken with a drone.

Goomoolahra Falls 2AM-000338 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Purling Brook Falls 2AM-000369 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Cheers 🙂

Numinbah Valley, Ships Stern, Best of All Lookout, and Mt. Warning (Wollumbin) – a panorama.

With all the inclement weather we have been experiencing lately, I thought I’d check out the scene near Beechmont in the stunning Gold Coast hinterland.

This is a 3-row, 19-image panorama. Included in this scene is the Numinbah Valley, Ships Stern, Best of All Lookoutand Mt. Warning (Wollumbin) – the remnant plug of the ancient Tweed Shield Volcano.

Tweed Shield Volcano 2AM 9801-9820 stitch. ©Andrew McInnes

 

Cheers 🙂

Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft, 2017 – early rounds.

I have just returned from a week of filming the Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft and the National Rodeo Finals, 2017. In the little free time I had, I snapped a couple of still images of two campdraft competitors.

Warwick Campdraft 2AM-009742. ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Warwick Campdraft 2AM-009748. ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Warwick Campdraft 2AM-009750. ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Warwick Campdraft 2AM-009759. ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Warwick Campdraft 2AM-009760. ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Cheers 🙂

The Caloundra Music Festival and Xavier Rudd performance – Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

These are images from the Caloundra Music Festival, 2017, including Xavier Rudd and his band performing on the main “Soul” stage at Kings Beach. Additionally, the lighthouse was fitted with a light show.

Caloundra Music Festival 2AM 0255-0257 stitch ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Caloundra Music Festival 2AM-000254 ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Caloundra Music Festival 2AM-005181 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Xavier Rudd 2AM-009715 ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Xavier Rudd 2AM-009701 ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Xavier Rudd 2AM-009702 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Xavier Rudd 2AM-009706 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Caloundra Music Festival 2AM-005183 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Caloundra Music Festival 2AM-005192 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Cheers 🙂

‘Mackerel sky’ spectacle over Pumicestone Passage and Happy Valley, Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

A series of aerial images capturing the sunset progression of a stunning winter ‘mackerel sky’ over Pumicestone Passage and Happy Valley, Caloundra.

Happy Valley 2AM 0183-0185 stitch ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Happy Valley 2AM-000186 ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Happy Valley 2AM 0205-0207 stitch ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Happy Valley 2AM 0208-0210 stitch ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Happy Valley 2AM 0222-0224 stitch ©Andrew McInnes.

 

Cheers 🙂

A winter’s day at Cabarita Beach – NSW.

A serene winters day at Cabarita Beach on the Tweed Coast of NSW.

All images in this post are via UAV (drone). The first two images are multi-image panoramic stitches.

Cabarita Beach 2AM 000071-000073 stitch ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cabarita Beach 2AM 000095-000101 stitch ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cabarita Beach 2AM-000040 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cabarita Beach 2AM-000045 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cabarita Beach 2AM-000051 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cabarita Beach 2AM-000089 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cabarita Beach 2AM-000057 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cabarita Beach 2AM-000070 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cabarita Beach 2AM-000081 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cabarita-Beach-2AM-000107 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cabarita Beach 2AM-000110 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cabarita Beach 2AM-000125 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cabarita Beach 2AM-000129 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cabarita Beach 2AM-000133 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cheers 🙂