I was flooded with emotion as a New Zealander walking in the Fiordland National Park because of the birds. I have been walking in New Zealand forests my whole life, but I have never seen or heard such incredible birdlife as I did walking through the Clinton Valley in April.
The 52 Weeks Series :: a photo a week, every week, in 2015. I want to let you into a little secret. Or maybe it’s not so secret if you dabble on Instagram. I’m a runner. I run. Words I never thought I’d say. And if I’m honest, words that if you have known me for a while would make you guffaw out loud exclaiming, “What? You!” I’m still not sure if it’s a mid-life crisis or whether it’s my ageing body trying desperately to cling to the last sliver of health I have left, but it’s happening.
Doing a really good job of pretending not to be there, the critter stood stock still and stared straight ahead. It was obviously scared and wishing internally for me to disappear.
There’s a real sense of calm when canoeing. Especially if you’re in a quiet backwater with little to break silence but the tip of an oar breaking through the surface of the water and the consequent drips and dribbles from the paddle on the arc.
In 1934, a young Melbourne couple John and Sunday Reed, who were passionate supporters of the modern art movement, bought a dairy farm and 15 acres of land with a view to making it a mecca for modern art.
Photographer Genevieve Hathaway takes us on another visual adventure, this time through the Kimberley region of north western Australia, along the Gibb River Road.
Melbourne resident Alex Cherney has spent years capturing the beauty of the Milky Way over southern Australia in a series of photographs and timelapse videos, showing just how impressive the skies can be in this part of the world.
The walk is just a few kilometres long, looping around from the picnic area at the car park and back again, so it’s great for small children with lots to explore, pick and prod along the way.
Two hours south west of Melbourne is the hinterland hamlet of Forrest. We visit for the day and discover why this little community nestled in the Otway Ranges is so popular.
When life is so busy you seem to be chasing your tail, it’s always nice to be able to take time out, stop for a while, enjoy precious moments and recharge the batteries.