I set out to take a shot of the Illawarra Flame Trees in Jamberoo, NSW, but quickly swapped out the lens for a telefoto to photograph this rainbow lorikeet who was having a field day amongst the red flowers. The Illawarra Flame Tree is a local icon of my old hood and can be found on the south east coast of New South Wales, Australia.
I think the Australian Rugby team could take a thing or two from the steely stare I observed in this Tasmanian Pademelon. This diminutive wallaby and I had a stare off for about 10 minutes as I positioned for the optimal frame. Taken on the Nut (aka Circular Head) in quaint Stanley, north west Tasmania.
The stunning Sumatran tiger, sadly a critically endangered species with a few hundred left in the wild in Sumatra, Indonesia. Thankfully this guy is doing well at Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh, NSW Australia.
A humpback whale relaxes in the calm waters of the Pacific Ocean off the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. This is an Eastern Humpback whale and was one of 3 that we had the privilege of seeing. They were incredibly inquisitive and swam up to the boat a number of times. These guys are completing their migration north up the east coast and will soon be heading south again. The beach in the background is South Stradbroke Island.