Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Archive for November, 2012

Bunker Bay from Rocky Point

Bunker Bay is one of the prettiest beaches in this area. This shot was taken from Rocky Point late in the afternoon. The cloud formations were impressive, however there was a low band of solid cloud on the horizon behind the hills and this prevented the sunset from developing. Bunker Bay This image reminds me of a photo of Bunker Bay I took in the 80’s. I was on holiday in WA while working in Holland. I took the photo to work when I got back late January – a pretty mean trick as it had been -15 for several weeks. My colleagues stared and stared at the photo and after about 5 minutes one of them said “But there is no one on the beach!” I hadn’t noticed because in those days there rarely was!

Wrestling Kangaroo style

There was a female around and the smaller roo on the left decided to challenge the other one. Apparently you stand on your tail and attempt to kick your opponents wedding tackle. As you weaken your tail sags, and your opponent gets a height advantage. The end comes soon after (end as in you slink away embarassed).

Face off

The start of the challenge. The challenger is on the left.

Two minutes later. After a lot of arm wrestling, kicking and a couple of falls.
The end is near.

The challenger’s tail is collapsing, and his opponent now has a distinct height advantage.

Osprey nursery

I went down to Kilcarnup where there is alarge Osprey nest. Each year I have been there a pair of Ospreys have been there and they raise 2-3 chicks each time. They normally leave the nest around October, so this time they were well and truly out. THis year I think they have had 3 chicks. The mother was feeding the other bird in the nest. I am pretty sure the pair of Osprey outside the nest were young chicks waiting for dad to return home. (These Osprey have nothing to do with the Osprey in the previous post).

Mother and chick

I saw one of these birds feeding the other earlier so I am assuming one is the mother. It is hard to tell from the size though.

Two chicks.

They must be nearly ready to leave home.

I was hoping they would go for a quick flight, but all they did was look at me.