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

 

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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.

Surf Boat 2AM-008519

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

Surf Boat 2AM-008529

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

Surf Boat 2AM-008537

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

Surf Boat 2AM-008535

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

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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.

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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.

Kings Beach 2AM-000446

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

Kings Beach 2AM-000449

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

Kings Beach 2AM-000457

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

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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.

Trichodesmium 2AM-000408

Trichodesmium 2AM-000408 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Trichodesmium 2AM-000419

Trichodesmium 2AM-000419 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Trichodesmium 2AM-000422

Trichodesmium 2AM-000422 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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