Biologist, nature-lover, and seeker of beauty in the wilderness.
Canadian, on a 9-month adventure with my family in SE Asia, Australia & NZ!
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Last light, Manly, NSW.
We spent the day here, marking the halfway point of our trip. It was pretty perfect: train and ferry, beach and forest, ice-cream and fish and chips, new bird and cool animal encounter. We're riding the roller coaster of this adventure - which means to get the highs, you gotta live the lows. But it averages out to be pretty freakin' fantastic.
The softest sand in the widest expanse of beach... You could walk and walk and walk, and not a soul would be seen.
A rainbow of pebbles from a beach in Coffs Harbour. Each beach along the East Coast is different, each has it's own appeal, and each is absolutely wonderful.
Light hitting the understory ferns in the rainforest juuuust right ❤️🌿❤️
As we head south, the gentle waves are starting to morph into a haven for surfers. We grabbed a couple boogie boards, and the boys are happy for hours. This is the view from Byron Bay, NSW, the most Eastern point in Australia!
A rainforest path, with lyrebirds hiding in the understory, singing their songs of mimicry. We had one give us a 10-minute long private performance in between bursts of thunder at our campsite at Bellbird Campground, in Washpool National Park. Magical.
Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Coast. Pretty close to perfect.
Surrounded by dozens of fireflies, they were blinking in and out of the forest at dusk. But as soon as dark hit, they were gone - an ephemeral light show we were thrilled to have witnessed.
Eungella National Park, Australia
We thought we'd be exceptionally lucky to see a koala in Australia. Who knew he'd be right off the parking lot in Noosa National Park?! And he's HUGGING A BRANCH. I just can't even.
For all my friends back in Canada, embracing winter... If you're happy about the snow, awesome. If you're not, here's an ocean sunset that you can dream on.
Rock Wallaby. On a rock.
Sometimes it all just makes sense.
Rainbow Lorikeets are the best.
Happy Halloween, everyone! 🕷️🎃🕸️Apparently there's not much trick or treating down under, so we'll just use this day as an excuse to eat a lot of chocolate. 🍫🍫🍫. (Check out this awesome jumping spider, found near Cairns. Photo taken by my phone - crazy awesome macro abilities, eh?).
Black and white challenge, day 7/7; no explanation, no people, nominate someone new everyday. Putting this out to all my followers - if you want to give this challenge a whirl, go for it!
Black and white challenge, day 6/7; no people, no explanation, nominate someone new every day. I know it's prime fall colours in Ontario, but maybe @larksnest wants to play along?
Black and white challenge, Day 5/7; @theslowtrain is one of my fave IGers, I'd love to see more of his b&w images.
Black and white challenge, Day 4/7; no explanation, no people, nominate someone new every day. Hey @thisisnotachair, wanna play?
Black and white challenge, day 3/7: no explanation, no people, nominate someone new every day. @chells19, you game?
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