9 months ago
Finally got some shots of a breaching humpback whale on my last day in the Kimberley. So very fortunate 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
11 months ago
It has been awhile since I posted something about wildlife or a favourite region. Soon I am going back to the remote and beautiful Kimberley region of North-west Australia. This will be my 12th expedition as a naturalist to this amazing region, one of favourite places on this planet.
Why do I love the Kimberley region so much?
There are so many reasons: The remoteness of this wilderness region (you cannot get there except by sea), the ancient and spectacular geology (2.2 bilion year old sandstone including world famous anticlines), the way the light changes on the sandstone cliffs on King George River, the huge tidal range (up to 10 metres), the extensive mangroves complete with estuarine crocodiles, a good diversity of coastal birds (including several majestic birds of prey), mudskippers, fiddler crabs and so much more, the rock wallabies zooming around the sandstone in the early morning light, the humpback whales leaping and tail-slapping everywhere you look while mothers swim with their new born calves, and last but not least, the breathtaking cultural experience of visiting an area inhabited by the first Australians some 60,000 years ago and being privileged to view their art.
I can't wait to see it again.
I have posted a selection of images. I hope you like them 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Amazing images Martin. You are most fortunate to have been there so many times.
Lovely stuff Martin
Truly amazing region. May it remain remote from human interference.
Great offer by Wildlife Australia magazine 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
It isn't long until Christmas, so are you still looking for an ideal present?
Why not purchase a copy of a beautiful and enchanting children's book - Paddy O'Melon The Irish Kangaroo.
Written by my late partner, Julia Cooper, and illustrated by award-winning wildlife artist, Daryl Dickson, this delightful book about the adventures of a sweet little rainforest kangaroo, will gladden your heart and make you smile.
Just google Paddy O'Melon and you will find it available world-wide on internet sites such as Amazon and Booktopia. ... See MoreSee Less
The story about construction impacts on baby flying-foxes at the Cairns library camp shown on WIN news tonight. Please share.
WIN News Cairns
BAT CRISIS: Our Far Northern bat population could become extinct within our lifetime, that's according to local biologist Doctor Martin Cohen.
He says city construction could be contributing to unusually high infant deaths in the Cairns population. ... See MoreSee Less