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 🙂

Velothon Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 2017

A glorious Sunshine Coast winter’s day for Stage 2 of the Velothon Sunshine Coast, 2017.

 

Dawn at Moffat Beach, immediately prior to the days riding.

Moffat Beach 2AM-005007 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Ready to ride…

Sunshine Coast Velathon 2AM-005011 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Mount Tibrogargan backdrop.

Sunshine Coast Velathon 2AM-005062 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Mount Coonowrin (“Crookneck”) backdrop.

Sunshine Coast Velathon 2AM-005101 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cheers 🙂

Sweet, delicious pineapples and the Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Fresh locally grown pineapples on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland = DELICIOUS.

This series of photos (the first three) includes a pre-dusk image, then a blue-hour image including light-painting, then a startrail and light-painting image.

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One Tree Hill and the Glasshouse Mountains, as seen from the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland.

‘One Tree Hill’ in front of volcanic plugs (remnants of volcanic activity that occurred 25-27 million years ago) known as the Glasshouse Mountains, as seen along the Blackall Range Tourist Drive on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

One Tree Hill 2AM 7732-7739 Panorama ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved. This panorama is an eight-image stitch.

 

One Tree Hill 2AM-003245. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

One Tree Hill 2AM 3312-3314 Panorama ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved. This panorama is an three-image stitch.

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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.

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Early-summer thunderstorms, Caloundra.

We have experienced a few dramatic early-summer thunderstorms at our new home over the last few weeks. These scenes are from Kings Beach and Happy Valley, at Caloundra – on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Some show storms building, others in mid-action, and others of the retreat.

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Kings Beach 2AM 3781-3786 stitch

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Kings Beach 2AM-003643

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Kings Beach 2AM-003647

 

The view from Mount Ngungun – the Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland.

The 360 degree view afforded from the top of Mt. Ngungun is fascinating – the 2.8 km (return) hike up is well worth including in your plans.

These are 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. These two are, from nearest to furthest, Mount Coonowrin and Mount Beerwah, as seen from Mount Ngungun.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2AM-003979. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2AM-004006. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2am 3992-3995_stitch ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2AM-004003. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2AM-004009. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2AM-004013. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2AM-004021. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cheers.

Fire in the sky – the Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland.

A fiery sunset over volcanic plugs (remnants of volcanic activity that occurred 25-27 million years ago), known as the Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. At just over an hour from Brisbane, these hills are well worth a visit.
This is a 12 image panorama stack.

Glasshouse Mountains 2AM 3904-3915_Pano ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Glasshouse Mountains 2AM 3904-3915_Pano
©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.