I spotted this dingo while walking around Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island. To be perfectly honest, never seen a dingo in my life before, I was expecting a wilder, more fierce, meaner looking wolf-like creature. So I was quite surprised when I saw this street dog-like animal. Seriously, had I seen him somewhere in a city, I would think he’s just a normal dog, or street dog.
Seeing this wild dog wondering alone, it’s hard to believe that his closest relative is grey wolf (canis lupus) and he’s the biggest predator in Australia. But yes, with all the warnings and having heard records of dingo attacks within the island before, I did keep my distance and did not provoke him in any way.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/250, f/4, focal length 105mm, ISO 400
The major landmark on Fraser island, SS Maheno was built in Scotland in 1905 as luxury passenger liner. By 1935, the ship has been taken out of service and was sold to Japanese ship breaker. Unfortunately, on 25 June 1935, she was caught in a strong cyclone while being towed. The towline broke and on 9 July 1935, she became beached on the easter coast of the island.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/2000, f/4, focal length 105mm, ISO 400
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10 – 22mm f/3.5 – 4.5 USM, shot in AV @ 1/8000, f/3.5, focal length 10mm, ISO 400
As I was walking down the beach, I saw this overweight elderly lady, walking alone ever so slowly on the beach. She parked her walker and walked even slower sans assistance towards the waterline. There was a sadness creeping inside me as I saw her.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/2500, f/4, focal length 105mm, ISO 400
Before leaving South Mission Beach 3 days ago, we took an early morning walk at Licuala State Forest Walking Tracks, in a mission to spot a cassowary or two. While the kids finally spot 2 cassowaries in total, I couldn’t spot a single one.
However, I found this unusual looking spider. At the beginning I thought it was the spider’s prey, until I realized, it has 8 legs and it was busy building its web! So, are any of you able to help me to identify this particular spider? Or is it my eyes playing trick on me, and it WAS actually a spider’s prey?
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/80, f/4, focal length 73mm, ISO 400
A couple of days ago we stopped at South Mission Beach area, Queensland, on the way from Cairns down south to Brisbane. Eager for new adventure, the kids were so excited to take a walk on the beach at night time, equipped with torchlights.
Too lazy to carry bigger lens, I picked the lightest 50mm. Now looking at this photo, I regret not bringing the tripod along. Had the picture been clearer / sharper, I think it would have been more dramatic.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in AV @ 1/8, f/1.8, ISO 400