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.

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The view back as you approach Lake Wabby.

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The view up the sand dune from Lake Wabby.

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Sunrise ocean motion.

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Stranded jellyfish.

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Tempestuous sunrise.

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Ocean approachin’.

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Stranded jellyfish again.

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

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Beach Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus).

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Beach Highway.

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

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Beach airstrip.

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North view from Indian Head.

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South view from Indian Head.

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

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4WD’s from Indian Head.

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Contemplation on Indian Head.

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A very busy day at the famed Champagne Pools.

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Cruising down Eli Creek.

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Cheers 🙂

Dusk and day at Coledale in the Illawarra, NSW.

Stunning, if fleeting, colour and drama at Coledale, in the Illawarra region of NSW.

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Aerial (drone) photo of wave wrapping around rocks.

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Freedom and playtime on the beach.

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Another splendid summer day at Coledale Beach.

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Cheers 🙂

Wattamolla Beach in Royal National Park – Sydney, NSW.

Wattamolla Beach in Royal National Park, Sydney, NSW.

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Day 8 – Fiordland and Cascade Creek, New Zealand – December 2015

Ah, to have more time to explore and be awed by Fiordland National Park! And a revisit in late winter/early spring is in order too.
We ventured along the Te Anau – Milford Highway, to hike the Key Summit, a day-hike portion of the Routeburn Track, beginning at The Divide. Spectacular!

Here is a portion of the view from the end of Key Summit.

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Routeburn Track 2AM 0796-0800 panorama. ©Andrew McInnes

 

Hiking (“tramping” in NZ) up to Key Summit.

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Routeburn Track 2AM-000788. ©Andrew McInnes

 

A loo with a view – sort of.

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Routeburn Track 2AM-000814. ©Andrew McInnes

 

Driving into Fiordland National Park in the morning we noticed a field of lupins and thought that it would be worth a look on the way out that evening. What a beautiful scene it turned out to be!

This is Cascade Creek, along the Te Anau-Milford Hwy.

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Cascade Creek 2AM 0827-0832 Panorama. ©Andrew McInnes

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Cascade Creek 2AM 0842-0843 panorama. ©Andrew McInnes

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Cascade Creek 2AM-000819. ©Andrew McInnes

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Cascade Creek 2AM-000844. ©Andrew McInnes

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Cascade Creek 2AM-000863. ©Andrew McInnes

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Cascade Creek 2AM-000865. ©Andrew McInnes

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Cascade Creek 2AM-000889. ©Andrew McInnes

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Cascade Creek 2AM-000835. ©Andrew McInnes

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Cascade Creek 2AM-000818. ©Andrew McInnes

I hope you like lupins 😉
Thanks for viewing my images.

Cheers 🙂

Posting #5 of my road trip from Fremantle to Kununurra, Western Australia.

All images in this post are from a very brief (overnight) stop in Broome and its immediate surrounds. A town full of history, gorgeous scenery, and the fabled Cable Beach.

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A glorious storm building over Cable Beach, Broome – Western Australia. In addition to the much needed rainfall, this storm did wonders ameliorating the hot conditions on that day. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

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A portion of Cable Beach. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

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Pioneer Cemetery, overlooking the bay. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

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Pioneer Cemetery, overlooking the bay. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

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Mangroves on Roebuck Bay. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

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Mangroves on Roebuck Bay. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

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Patterns by a sand bubbler crab. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

Sun Pictures (Sun Picture Gardens) is reportedly the world’s oldest picture garden still in operation.

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Sun Pictures. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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Sun Pictures. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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Sun Pictures. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

Another glorious dusk as I departed Broome.

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Highway at dusk. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

 

 

 

 

Two views of Perth, Western Australia – January 2014

A bit of a delay in getting these two images up :/

Two views of the Perth skyline across the Swan River. I hope you enjoy them.

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Street light illuminating Perth 😉
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Park bench with a view to commence some pondering 🙂
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That is it for now. Cheers.

 

 

 

Bush fire at Banjup, Western Australia – February 2014.

More horrific bushfires around the Perth/Fremantle area recently (Banjup to be more precise). I was on my way to shoot a winery when I observed the early smoke of what became a raging fire. I spent a while photographing the fire – the pilots of the helicopter and plane water-dumpers/water-bombers appear fantastically skilled, and also very courageous; thankfully, damage to human and home was minimal.

 

A bushfire rages at Banjup, Western Australia.

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A bushfire rages at Banjup, Western Australia.

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A bushfire rages at Banjup, Western Australia.

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A bushfire rages at Banjup, Western Australia.

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A bushfire rages at Banjup, Western Australia.

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A bushfire rages at Banjup, Western Australia.

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A bushfire rages at Banjup, Western Australia.

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A bushfire rages at Banjup, Western Australia.

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A bushfire rages at Banjup, Western Australia.

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Police road block as a bushfire rages at Banjup, Western Australia.

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Police road block as a bushfire rages at Banjup, Western Australia.

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Thanks for swinging by and looking at my images. See you next time I post 🙂