Partial Lunar Eclipse on June 4, 2012 at 9:55pm. Photo taken from Townsville.
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)
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.
September 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm Comments (0)
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)
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.
August 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm Comments (0)
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!
August 12, 2011 at 9:25 pm Comments (0)
Blue-spotted stingray (Dasyatis kuhlii), photographed in the waters of Pelorus Island, Queensland.
August 7, 2011 at 11:13 pm Comments (0)
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)
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)
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:
And here’s just Venus and the Moon:
September 11, 2010 at 9:05 pm Comments (0)