Huge congrats to our friends at Wildlife Australia Magazine (https://www.facebook.com/wildlifeaustraliamagazine) for taking out The Maggies AUS Award for best cover magazine cover in the national ‘Science, Tech and Nature’ category. http://themaggies.com.au/archive-details/2013/au/#
So glad Blue Clams brought it home, amongst stiff competition.
Happy 50th birthday from all of us to Wildlife Australia Magazine! Check out our cover pic on the latest issue and take a sneak peek inside here - http://online.wildlife-australia.org/peek/#p=1
A great read for all things nature.
Don’t think I was quite close enough for this shot, LOL. I was lying down in the back of the ute with the giraffe just a metre above me. A moment of pure exhilaration!
Photographing Lucky the elephant on a jungle road at the Wildlife Alliance Sanctuary in Phnom Tamao, Cambodia. Only have one word – WOW!
EEKKKK! Been dying to share with you all – in just over 3 weeks I’m flying to Cambodia to photograph tigers, elephants, gibbons, bears (and many more) at the Wildlife Alliance sanctuary (https://www.facebook.com/WildlifeAlliance). My images will be used as part of a fundraising extravaganza held late in 2012 for Wildlife Alliance and Wildlife Asia – the latter encompasses Free the Bears, Australian Orang-utan Project, Silvery Gibbon Project, and the Asian Rhino Foundation. I’ll have up close and personal access to 1200 sanctuary animals and am so grateful to have been entrusted with the task of capturing them for such an important project.
For more information on these organisations, please go to;
… run very S-L-O-W-L-Y!
ADORABLE ALERT! The Sloths are coming! Check out some of the cutest creatures ever, stars of a new doco called “‘Too cute! Baby Sloths” filmed at the world’s only sloth orphanage in Costa Rica. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JTAtsHh-yc
I was recently approached by Steve Packer, writer extroadinaire with Photo Review Australia (PRA) Magazine, to be interviewed for a feature article in their September-November issue – Which is out now! PRA is a national magazine which profiles inspiring photographers, and is centred around beautiful and interesting images. And I was thirlled and surprised to be given the coveted cover spot! Squishy the rainbow lorikeet now graces the front of the magazine. So fantastic to see her on there in all her brightly coloured glory!
Inside the magazine you can read all about my animal photography beginnings, and how and why I do what I do. The article stretches over 7 pages and features a selection of my studio images too.
Photo Review Australia also have a detailed website on all things photography, which you can view here. http://www.photoreview.com.au/
As Kanyana’s studio photography partner, I returned in early July with Susie and junior animal handler Erin, to take their next batch of wildlife pics. We photographed Pogo the bearded dragon, Precious the tawny frogmouth, two joeys still in their home-made pouches, a bettong and two green tree frogs.
Precious pulled out all of the poses you would expect from a tawny with a name like hers, and her eyes nearly popped out of her head when she saw a container of fruit sitting on the floor! It was the most beautiful thing she had evvvvvver seen and so wanted to eat it all. The frogs just wanted to be sleeping, so to get this point across they got all three of us with a spray of urine. They had the best aim! What could we do but laugh! At least they shared it ’round and didn’t just target one of us (though I think I was the first to get hit). Ah, things like that are par for course in this profession.
Overall I think Pogo the bearded dragon stole the shoot - he was very well mannered (no sprays of wee, haha) and looked stunning against our white backdrop! And the chilled out little joey was a winner too! Such a cute guy, love his perfect kangaroo paws!
In early June I received a request from June Butcher, founder of Kanyana, to assist in making a short film documenting their new animal care facilities in Lesmurdie. With a background in journalism and media, Richard Barry from Richard Barry Photography was the first person who came to mind for the role of camera operator, whilst Suzie Phillips from Animism (who is also Houndstooth’s wildlife animal handler) was the perfect person to assist with the placement of the critters and creatures for the film. I always enjoy working alongside other like minded businesses, run by people who love animals and who have the same ethics as I do when dealing with them – and Suzie and Richard are two of the best.
The film Richard created is a 5 minute masterpiece and was presented at the 2010 National Wildlife Conference in Adelaide along with a Kanyana Wildlife Coffee table book created by yours truly and featuring studio shots of the Kanyana wildlife residents.
June was thrilled with the response to the film and book, saying both put Kanyana firmly on the map as an exceptional wildlife facility and the book could have been “sold 100 times over” – So I’m now looking at publishing options so that the book can be made available to the masses. In the meantime, you can check out Richard’s camera and production handywork by clicking here.
Also due out soon is the 2011 Kanyana Wildlife Calendar, produced in conjunction with our publishing sponsor Momento. Information on how to place your order will be available late July/early August. Watch this space!