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Partial Lunar Eclipse – June 4, 2012

Partial lunar eclipse, June 4 2012
Partial Lunar Eclipse on June 4, 2012 at 9:55pm. Photo taken from Townsville.

June 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm Comments (0)

Photo #20 – Whitetip reef shark

White-tip reef shark
Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus), photographed in the north of the Great Barrier Reef, on Kalinda’s Far North Expedition.


February 14, 2012 at 12:53 am Comments (0)

Photo #19 – Roboastra gracilis

Roboastra gracilis, a species of nudibranch
Roboastra gracilis, photographed in the waters off Pelorus Island, Queensland.

This photograph is a finalist in the Panda’s Thumb Photography Contest. If you’re interested in heading over there and voting for the best photograph – and I won’t blame you if you think it’s mine *hint hint* – then I won’t stop you.

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September 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm Comments (0)

Photo #18 – Yellow boxfish

Yellow boxfish (juvenile)

Juvenile yellow boxfish (Ostracion cubicus), photographed in the waters off Pelorus Island, Queensland.

Yellow boxfish have four life stages, each very differently coloured.


August 26, 2011 at 8:56 pm Comments (0)

Photo #17 – Longfin grouper

Longfin grouper

Longfin grouper (Epinephelus quoyanus), photographed in the waters off Pelorus Island, Queensland.

I love these fellows. Their habit of finding a bit of sand or a bit of rock and sitting around on it, instead of darting all over the place like most fish, makes them terribly easy to photograph.

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August 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm Comments (0)

Photo #16 – Phyllidia ocellata

Phyllidia ocellata, a species of nudibranch

Phyllidia ocellata, photographed in the waters off Pelorus Island, Queensland.

Nudibranchs (including Phyllidia ocellata) form a “clade” (meaning that all species of nudibranch descend from a common ancestor that no non-nudibranch descends from) of predatory sea slugs. Nudibranchs tend to be vibrantly coloured, and there is a great deal of variation between species in not only the colour patterns but even in the anatomy – which makes them great photography subjects!

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August 12, 2011 at 9:25 pm Comments (0)

Photo #15 – Blue-spotted stingray

A blue-spotted stingray, covered in sand as it lurks on the bottom
The blue-spotted stingray, somewhat less covered in sand as it goes for a swim
Blue-spotted stingray (Dasyatis kuhlii), photographed in the waters of Pelorus Island, Queensland.


August 7, 2011 at 11:13 pm Comments (0)

Photo #14 – Black flying fox

Black Flying Fox
Black Flying Fox

Black flying fox (Pteropus alecto), photographed on Magnetic Island.

In other news, it turns out I’m still alive. Who’d have thunk it?


May 9, 2011 at 1:20 am Comments (0)

Photo #13 – Great Eggfly

Great Eggfly
Hypolimnas bolina, photographed in Townsville, Queensland. This species is sexually dimorphic (that is, the different genders look very different to each other) – this is a male.

At this point, I think we can all agree that I’m rather bad at blogging. I recently moved to Townsville, and have more or less settled in by now – so hopefully I can get something a bit more regular going here!


December 28, 2010 at 10:06 pm Comments (0)

Photo #12 – Moon, Venus and Mars

Tonight’s sky had another conjunction of the Moon with Mars and Venus, and so I got my camera and tripod out 😀

This photo includes all three:
Moon, Venus and Mars

And here’s just Venus and the Moon:
Moon and Mars


September 11, 2010 at 9:05 pm Comments (0)

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