Covid 19, stuck in Broom.
A few commissions I did for people.
The sites and observations around Western Australia.
Kimberley marine life, mangroves to the ocean!
Hit me up if you want something done, big or small, can use anything as a canvas really, skateboards, paddle boards, paddleboard paddles, freediving fins.
If you are worried it will come off in the water, don’t be, just put a clear coat on and it’ll last forever.
This one was on commission
They look like a big man eating shark from their silhouette when cruising on the surface of the water, however the Tawny nurse shark is very mellow, they have poor eyesight as their eyes are tiny ,relying on the whisker like ‘barbels’ which are situated on their top lip. These whiskers help them find food which they suck up like a vacuum cleaner and then macerate it with their teeth.
They are an iconic shark of the Kimberley often hanging around the back of boats at anchorages waiting for the opportunity to scavenge a fish frame. The tiny yellow fish you often see hanging around them are juvenile golden trevally, they hang out with their big shark mate to eat parasites of their skin and leftover food, in return their shark friend protects them against predators. This particular animal came and swam with us at the beach.
I never really see that many Wedge- tailed eagles on the coastline, as they are dominated by Sea eagles. Pretty cool to see 5 large birds of prey, a pair of wedgies, and 3 sea eagles all competing for a feed on a big barracuda carcass.
Predator of the sky, captured this the white bellied sea eagle just before it stooped for a fish. These birds are not only amazing to see fly, but hold a cultural significance for many indigenous groups often holding status as a totem. It’s just short of having the largest wingspan and being Australia’s top aerial predator only to be beaten by the wedge tailed eagle, with talons that can pierce right through to your bones and sight 8 times better than ours, they truly are the King of the coast.
Kingfisher Islands lies off the coast of Western Australia. Kingfisher Islands is around 1,000 hectares in size.
The collared kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) is a medium-sized kingfisher belonging to the subfamily Halcyoninae, the tree kingfishers. It is also known as the white-collared kingfisher or mangrove kingfisher.
Bird nerding…Kingfishers, bottom photo sacred kingfisher and the top photo of collard kingfisher, which I’ve only ever seen out at the Kingfisher islands.