Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Welcome to Ian Wiese's photography blog

Please enjoy my images which are mostly from the Cape to Cape region in the South West of Western Australia (from Busselton to Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin). Please feel free to comment on any of these images.


Sandpatches Dolphins had a good day

They caught lots of fish and a few waves and generally had a good time.

I was enjoying my day until I went to post this blog entry – wow it is all different. Add an image – how do you upload them. A first attempt says enter a URL – that doesn’t seem right. Wait there is some obscure icon – I’ll try that. While I am working that out I get three emails saying I have changed my post which I haven’t yet made. Three images seem to come through, but somehow the fourth didn’t. Click on that tardy image – yes that worked. I have 4 now. Do these guys use their own software?  Just as well I have been in the IT industry for 45 years, but somehow the end user seems irrelevant. I suppose as it is free I have to accept it.

Dolphins at Sandpatches


I am not sure what this one thought he was doing, but he seemed to be having fun._DSC8574-21

Whales are slow, so its dolphins today.

A nice abstract







Supermoon over the Busselton Jetty

At this time of the year the moon rises far enough north that it rises over the base of the Busselton jetty when viewed from a vantage point on the beach about 5 kilometres to the west. This year there was a supermoon, and lots of smoke from controlled burns in the area. I was trying to get the jetty silhoutted in the moon, but low cloud prevented me from getting that shot. This will do though.


Now I have to wait another year to try again.

For those interested – the reason I went 5 kms from the jetty for the shot is because the moon stays the same size no matter where you view it from. The jetty gets smaller when you view it from a long way away. Put the two together and the moon looks enormous compared to the jetty.

Pt Picquet whale watching

This morning the humpbacks were performing quite well. This pod were playing a couple of hundred metres out.

Tail slaps

Dolphins surfing

I had a pleasant afternoon photographing the Sandpatches dolphins. The afternoon sun backlights the waves beautifully. Afterwards I called into Pt Picquet and saw a blue whale go past. All in all a great way to spend a Tuesday afternoon.




Humpbacks everywhere

There were lots of humpbacks in Geographe Bay today, some in close and some quite active. I missed a double breach (very spectacular – two whales close together leaping out of the water in unison), but to photograph something like that you need a lot of luck. If the camera is not pointing at the right spot at the right time it is all over. However I got a lot of shots I am pleased with. Here are some of them.




Playing around



And to finish the day this Blue Whale went past. Photos never do justice to these awesome mammals – the largest thing that has ever lived. In this shot you can only see about 25% of the length of the whale – it is moving to the left, and its head is underwater. The back 2/3rds of the body is also underwater.

Blue whale


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