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Festival for the Kimberley
6:25 pm , March 8, 2013 Comments Off on Festival for the Kimberley

Festival for the Kimberley

“Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”  – Joni Mitchell “It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” – Ansel Adams The Kimberley region of Western Australia is one of the […]

MEC's Eco Awards 2013
8:13 am , March 8, 2013 Comments Off on MEC’s Eco Awards 2013

MEC’s Eco Awards 2013

I’m delighted that my environmental work has been recognised with a nomination in the 2013 Manly Environment Centre’s Eco Awards. Here I am with my great friend, mentor and inspiration Judy Reizes, Director of the Manly Environment Centre. Judy thank you for all your love, support and constant encouragement. You mean the world to me.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Fleet
3:30 pm , December 3, 2012 Comments Off on Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Fleet

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Fleet

“All of my life I have been afraid of only one thing – and that is of doing nothing. I have never been able to fathom the idea of accepting the way things are. We humans are killing our oceans, we are diminishing bio-diversity, we are over heating the planet, and we are pouring poisons […]

Whale Rider
11:49 am , November 18, 2012 Comments Off on Whale Rider

Whale Rider

The Whangara Maori Tribe of the east coast of New Zealand’s north island believe they are descended from a single ancestor, Paikea the legendary Whale Rider over a thousand years ago. Paikea escaped drowning after his canoe capsized by riding to the shore on the back of a whale. The movie Whale Rider is based on the much loved 1987 fictional […]

Whaledreamers Movie
1:39 pm , October 2, 2012 Comments Off on Whaledreamers Movie

Whaledreamers Movie

“There is only one way forward for us, everyone together!” Bunna Lawrie All over the Earth indigenous peoples share a deep spiritual connection with their lands and the animals they share them with. Whaledreamers follows the personal journeys of film maker Kim Kindersley and Bunna Lawrie who share a deep connection with whales. Bunna Lawrie […]

Whale Dreaming Ceremony
10:12 pm , September 2, 2012 Comments Off on Whale Dreaming Ceremony

Whale Dreaming Ceremony

In the cold predawn two hundred of us gathered at Balmoral Beach in Mosman, Sydney to welcome Grandfather Sun and acknowledge the Whales. Led by Yuin elder Uncle Max Dullamunmun Harrison and members of the Ngaran Ngaran dance group we learned about the significance of the whale to the indigenous peoples. To the indigenous peoples of Australia “The Dreaming” […]

Whale Watching & Photography Workshops
10:12 am , September 2, 2012 Comments Off on Whale Watching & Photography Workshops

Whale Watching & Photography Workshops

I’m delighted to be able to share my love of whales and photography through my new Whale Watching Workshops, being held in the historic Barn in Mosman. The next whale watching workshop kicks off on 16th September, so please follow this link for full workshop details Workshops

Newport Whale August 2012
12:50 pm , August 2, 2012 Comments Off on Newport Whale August 2012

Newport Whale August 2012

August 1st, 2012 Dawn The huge seas that had crashed along the coast for days brought a large surprise for the early morning beach walkers at Sydney’s Newport Beach. A ten meter sub adult Humpback whales carcass had washed ashore overnight and in what can only be described as a tragic hole in one had […]

Better Photography
8:28 am , July 3, 2012 Comments Off on Better Photography

Better Photography

My ‘how too’ photograph whales article has been published in the winter addition of Better Photography. Its just a taste of the subjects I am covering in depth in my Whale Watching and Photography Workshops. Available in news agencies now.    

ORRCA’s Annual Whale Census 2012 - Report
5:34 pm , June 25, 2012 Comments Off on ORRCA’s Annual Whale Census 2012 – Report

ORRCA’s Annual Whale Census 2012 – Report

  Sunday the 24th June dawned clear and crisp at Bondi. A cold south westerly kept us all rugged up but apart from that it was perfect whale watching conditions. I joined Shona Lorigan from ORRCA and our first pod of Humpbacks were sighted at 7.30am a few kilometres out to sea. Over the next […]