Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Archive for September, 2015

The fisherman

I was busy taking photos of humpback whales when this Osprey decided to go fishing in front of me.

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Whale watching

I went out on Geographe Marine’s Kerra Lyn yesterday. This lovely “ship” is 20m long, and provides an excellent platform for whale watching. Yesterday was a bit choppy, and cloudy, but the whales more than made up for it. A pod of four were breaching, lunging, tail slapping etc all afternoon. They hung around the Kerra Lyn often coming right up close. This image has the Busselton Jetty in the background.

Humpback at Busselton


Sandpatches Dolphin Games

The dolphins have been away from their home base at Sandpatches for a few days, but today they were back. The surf was ideal and I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours photographing them. There were a lot of tourists watching.

Dolphins leaping


Rebuilding after the Margaret River bushfires

At Kilcarnup there was an Osprey nest that had been built up over many years. Each year I visited Kilcarnup and could photograph the proud parents with their chicks. You can see images of the Ospreys in earlier posts. After the Margaret River bushfires, the nest was abandoned and I was disappointed that I couldn’t see these magnificent birds at Kilcarnup. I visited the nest a few weeks ago, and it was in a state of disrepair. The day I visited the weather was dreadful and I didn’t bother to look around. However I was told that the Osprey’s were building a new nest, so today I went to see. There were 3 Osprey in the area that I could see. The new nest has a long way to go before it reaches the size of the old one, but it is a good start. ┬áThe new nest is about 500m from the old ones on Cape Mentelle.

Ospreys rebuilding a nest abandoned after the Margaret River bushfires.

Ospreys rebuilding a nest abandoned after the Margaret River bushfires.