1littlewolf's Nature and Wildlife Photography
Hey all, just thought I’d throw up a few of my better nature and wildlife pics for your viewing pleasure. I’m an avid lover of wild and lonely
areas of wilderness, and also have a deep empathy for animals
which I think they sense
and has allowed me to get some really spectacular shots. I live in Queensland Australia, but my work takes me up to the Pilbara region of Western
I’ve never taken a photography course except in art class at high school and almost all the shots (except the ones with the drill rigs and a few of
the Pilbara shots) were taken on were taken on my crappy hand held Pentax Optio 2005 model 5 megapixel camera. I guess I’ve just managed to be in
the right place at the right time for many of them.
The Pond in my Garden
Built a pond in my front garden a few years back. I originally built it as I was over cleaning out my the multiple tanks that used to house my
goldfish. They were obviously a lot happier in there but when the last one died a few years later the pond became inundated by the most beautiful
local native flora and fauna.
Tiny snails only a few millimeters across
It has now been overtaken by frogs, namely hundreds of Eastern Sedge Frogs, but a few other species hop by as well.
At night the pond is visited by all sorts of wildlife. This here is a young Carpet Python which stayed over for three nights to snack on the frogs. As
you can see they made quite an easy meal.
We don’t usually get too many swamp monsters
as my 5x2 metre pond is way to small, but this little fella is only young and a bit of a runt so I
let him stay…
Mt. Coot-tha Forest
Just a few pics taken while bushwalking in the state forest near my home.
Here I came across a goanna (Australian monitor lizard) climbing up a tree in an attempt to get to the nest of this cockatoo and steal the eggs.
Obviously he didn’t make it very far….
Me attempting to get a little artistic
Close up of a King Parrot’s feathers
Beautiful fern fronds
Pilbara Region of Western Australia
For better or worse I currently work in the mining industry mainly centered around the iron rich hills of the Pilbara. These pics were taken while I
worked in iron ore exploration which gave me ample time to explore the rugged gorges and beautiful little rock pools of this ancient land.
Gecko I rescued out of a puddle of mud during exploration drilling
Drilling a water bore
As the Pilbara receives pretty much no rain for 9 months of the year, it is very dry and arid and is under constant threat from wild fires.
Fire at West Angelas Hill 5am
The exploration camp surrounded by wild fire at night
A massive inferno passed by here about 5 minutes prior. I really love this pic for some reason
Bungaroo exploration camp at sunset
The ‘Shoe Tree’ of Rhodes Ridge
Hamersley Gorge – amazing geology
My favourite secret water hole – Lady’s Bath. Have yet to come across any ladies there though…
Other secret rock pools
Eagle Rock Falls
Local native fauna of the Pilbara (except for the bees- they’re introduced)
My little buddy – native marsupial mouse
Large Desert Python having just killed a kangaroo struggling to pull it out of the water
Well guys, hope you enjoyed the show. Peace out – 1littlewolf (& daughter)
edit on 6/2/2012 by 1littlewolf because: (no reason given)