I had a wonderful invite to come visit down under to Australia and New Zealand and of course jumped at the opportunity. After a 24 hour flight from London (with 3 hour layover in Dubai), I arrived and hit the ground running….
I was met at the airport by my girlfriend, number one photo assistant and chef extraordinaire, Sandra!
We proceeded to the beach for a great camping weekend with a lot of her friends. The beaches here in Noosa Heads are incredibly beautiful with nice warm water and cooling sea breezes.
In the quick week that I have been here, I have been amazed at the variety of animals that I have never before seen. Everything from these Rainbow Lorikeets off of the balcony…
to this interesting looking bird on the coast…..
to this sea turtle cruising along in the Pacific Ocean….
and lastly this Goanna lizard that raced up a tree.
I also experienced a venomous red bellied Black Snake about 6 inches from my bare feet and a bat called a Flying Fox with about a 5 ft wing span but was not able to capture these guys on camera for some reason (rumors of me running away are totally false!)
In the next post, I hope to share some more animal pictures in the wild, specifically a kangaroo, koala and if I’m lucky the elusive Flying Fox.