Whales │Tohorā
3:02 am , November 11, 2018 Comments Off on Whales │Tohorā

Whales │Tohorā

Whale Spotter acknowledges and pays our deepest respects to the Elders, past, present and future of the Indigenous Peoples of Australia and New Zealand. We thank our Indigenous brothers and sisters for all their care of our lands and oceans through countless generations. This land and ocean has always been and will always be theirs. People’s […]

Soul to Soul
1:10 am , February 28, 2017 Comments Off on Soul to Soul

Soul to Soul

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – John Muir Tranquility soaks into your tried bones in the cool, deep, silent embrace of Akaroa Harbour. Misty rain swirls around the hills and a rainbow simmers in the golden morning […]

Adelaide’s Port River Dolphins
11:40 pm , August 13, 2016 Comments Off on Adelaide’s Port River Dolphins

Adelaide’s Port River Dolphins

Jenni does her best Starsky and Hutch slide across the bonnet of her car, camera held high! Well ok not really but we’re having great fun racing around the shores of Adelaide’s Port River hoping to catch a glimpse of the locals. I’m hanging out with Jenni, Trudy, Maryann and some of the other fantastic […]

In the Footsteps of Storm Boy! Victor Harbor SA
2:42 am , August 5, 2016 Comments Off on In the Footsteps of Storm Boy! Victor Harbor SA

In the Footsteps of Storm Boy! Victor Harbor SA

As a child three stories had a profound effect on me, Ring of Bright Water, Born Free and Storm Boy. They instilled in me a great love and concern for all of nature and animals. Maybe it’s one of the reasons why I run Whale Spotter now? Storm Boy is set along the wild and lonely coast of South […]

South - Whales in Wonderland
1:48 am , April 30, 2016 Comments Off on South – Whales in Wonderland

South – Whales in Wonderland

Walter, Wolowitz and Me I love the ongoing saga of Howard “Froot Loops” Wolowitz becoming a NASA Astronaut on the comedy series The Big Bang Theory. In very much a Walter Mitty way he loves the idea of being the heroic astronaut, wearing the jacket and all, but he is scared to death of actually doing it. […]

Beautiful Soul – The Brisbane Waters Solitary Dolphin
7:24 am , November 11, 2015 Comments Off on Beautiful Soul – The Brisbane Waters Solitary Dolphin

Beautiful Soul – The Brisbane Waters Solitary Dolphin

Sometimes, just like a shooting star someone lights up our world and lives. They make us turn our face to the heavens and make us delight in all the good and beauty of this world. Just like the shooting star they are all too often gone before we really have time to fully comprehend just […]

Draw24 - A Night at the Museum
1:14 pm , September 10, 2015 Comments Off on Draw24 – A Night at the Museum

Draw24 – A Night at the Museum

“l paint what cannot be photographed, and l photograph what cannot be painted!” – May Ray Oh to be able to paint and draw! I’m spellbound when I see magnificent art. Its probably not that surprising that I love photo realistic style. Natural History Illustration – University of Newcastle Over the past four years I’ve collaborated […]

'Barney's' World Tour of Sydney
2:33 am , August 5, 2015 Comments Off on ‘Barney’s’ World Tour of Sydney

‘Barney’s’ World Tour of Sydney

Imagine oceans just full of whales…  Disaster on and Industrial Scale Its hard to believe that only a few hundred years ago the oceans where quite literally teaming with life. Since then totally unsustainable fishing practices have wiped out an estimated 90% of fish stocks meaning that by mid this century we face the total collapses of […]

Living Ocean - Humpback Migration Research Program
10:24 am , June 13, 2015 Comments Off on Living Ocean – Humpback Migration Research Program

Living Ocean – Humpback Migration Research Program

I’m delighted to have been asked by Living Ocean to assist their Humpback Migration Research Program as an observer/photographer.  “Think locally and act locally!” – Dr Jane Goodall Living Ocean In 2010 Kim Hubner was horrified by the continued killing of whales in the Southern Ocean. Passionately wanting to do something positive she along with her husband […]

The Tongan Fluke Collective
9:50 am , October 3, 2014 Comments Off on The Tongan Fluke Collective

The Tongan Fluke Collective

The Tongan Fluke Collective (TFC) aims to build a catalogue of tail fluke ID images of the Humpback whales visiting the Kingdom of Tonga during the breeding and calving season (July – October) to help scientists build a better understanding of their numbers and distribution. Unfortunately the Tongan population of humpback whales are making a much […]