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Lawrence is a Mighty Hunter.

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Lawrence will be a fast, agile, mighty, ferocious killer. Soon. Once he’s had his nap. Maybe this afternoon. It’s not easy being a merciless killer when you’re only four months old. Lawrence lives at Australia Zoo. We saw him on … Continue reading

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Jungle

There were a number of plans. Originally we were going to spend a couple of days in Canberra to do the museums and galleries. An alternative was to spend a few civilised days in Noosa. Then one of the myriad … Continue reading

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Rotorua Birds

Dozens of red-billed gulls and pied cormorants are nesting on a tiny islet a few meters from the shore at Sulphur Point in Rotorua. The wind was offshore, bringing the hellish stench of Satan’s flatulence from the geothermal features to … Continue reading

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Eye Contact

I was editing the pictures from the zoo, deep in the geekery of levels and saturation and tone colour. I glanced back at this image and my visceral, limbic predator response fired. “I have been spotted by an apex predator … Continue reading

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Tiger

The new lens is regarded by some as the best lens for zoo photography in the world. There’s a rather good zoo an hour or so from here. They have tigers. In this case, they had one tiger which they … Continue reading

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We’ve got your giraffes right here.

A friend from work has a niece or god-daughter or some-such. Apparently, said child has a thing for giraffes. When I mentioned we were going to the zoo this weekend, my colleague asked for giraffe pictures. Happy to oblige, Erica.

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Swooped!

We came across a pair of Masked Lapwings today. They are thinking about making a nest. Actually, that is far too sophisticated a description. These birds are legendarily fuckwitted. Just have a look at their tiny little heads and consider … Continue reading

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Australian White Ibis

This new lens (the Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II) is nothing short of brilliant. Obligatory Arty Black and White shot:

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Coot Chick

The coots have had an excellent start to the breeding season with six chicks hatched and none lost so far. They are now about 4-5 weeks old and are starting to wonder what their wings are for. I think it … Continue reading

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Swifts

Swifts hunt late in the afternoons over the new lake at the botanical gardens. They fly in great swooping turns, then dart along the surface, occasionally diving down to grab a hapless insect. They’re a challenge to capture. Small, very … Continue reading

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