The Elephant is one of the most majestic creatures around, so much so that in times gone by the elephant was considered to be a carrier of kings due to its status. Further the elephant is also said to have a remarkable memory, partly due to its ability to survive in the wild. There is something…
The Pakenham Carols were held at the Toomuc reserve on December 12th, 2015. The carols were held by the Cardinia council and consisted of various activities including of course carols before being finished with fireworks. I wanted to try my luck at photographing the fireworks, and tried a longer exposure (> 1 second), higher ISO…
Sunset from the Housing estate off Pakenham Road, on the 30th September 2016.
I was never a fan of snakes, but do have some level of appreciation for them; that is, I appreciate them being behind the glass :). This snake was within the Reptile Enclosure enjoying a bask.
Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas, and holidays and a Happy New Year!
The Blue Pools track is another must visit if you are on the South Island and near the Mount Aspiring National Park. The Blue River itself is a small river which flows within the Mount Aspiring National Park. The head of the river is south-east of the main range near the Mountain Eyetooth, and later on, the north and south branch join to form the main Blue River. Prior to the Blue River flowing into the Makrora river, it passes through a narrow gorge which is known as the ‘Blue Pools’.
Urea (or carbamide) displays some cool birefringence under the microscope, have a peek!
I visited an open garden event on Sunday 13th of September which was fundraising for the Upper Beaconsfield Fire Brigade, another brigade of the Country Fire Authority. The event was well attended when I was there just before midday. I will process and hopefully post some more landscapes during the next few weeks but below…
I visited Cardinia Reservoir Park on the way home from work to try and get some landscape shots and actually came across the Eastern Grey Kangaroo or Macropus giganteus, often at dusk the park is full of Kangaroo’s and this trip was no exception however I was not expecting the little Joey in the Kangaroo’s pouch….
The cruise went for approximately two (2) hours across Milford Sound (piopiotahi) which is a fiord on the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island. The sound is an incredible place which runs some 15mks inland from the Tasman Sea, is surrounded by sheer rock faces which are said to rise 1200 metres or more on each side (and also underwater), and has an incredible mean average rainfall of around 6,412mm making it one of the wettest inhabited places in New Zealand, and one of the wettest in the world.
The Arteries and Veins can be considered the vital plumbing of the body. Arteries are responsible for taking oxygenated blood away from the heart, whilst veins are responsible for taking de-oxygenated blood back to the lungs for re-oxygenation.
The laughing Kookaburra at Grants Picnic Ground in Belgrave.