THE BIG AUSTRALIA
Morgan Bowman operates a river cruise with a difference; jumping salt water crocodiles.
In the 'top end' of Australia not far from Kakadu National Park (World Heritage listed area) is the Adelaide River, home to the largest of all living reptiles numbering between 100,000 + 200,000 that grow six meters PLUS weighing up to 1300kg.
These prehistoric behemoths are the most feared animal on this continent - Great White Sharks come in a close second in most Aussie's 'shitballs' scale.
You cannot get ANY closer to these beasts in the wild (unless your having a really bad day) Morgan's cruise is like no other - viewing the croc's amongst their wild habitat, up really really close, simply a jaw dropping experience. The bloke in the red cap at 2:36 confirms this.
Large adult saltwater crocodiles eat kangaroos, wild boar, dingos, goannas, birds, domestic livestock, pets, humans, water buffalo and even sharks. Some bear the scars of their encounters - the croc @ 0:55 is missing his front right leg!
No visit to Darwin / Kakadu National Park / The Northern Territory is complete without Morgan's unique MONSTER jumping croc cruise;
My Kinda Crazy
The first time editing some writing to music and motion imagery - a bit anxious about posting something so personal - meeting this girl was such a bright part of last year, followed by sadness & a drift into unexplained silence from a beautiful soul.
Sadly.... we no longer speak.
A BIG winter swell hit the Australian east coast recently, conditions were very special due to the tide, offshore westerly winds, sand banks and size of the swell all combining perfectly.
Tama doesn't break like this very often.
Tourists and Sydney-siders perched along coastal vantage points whilst experienced surfers took on the massive pacific swells.
Here's a visual story illustrating the beautiful part of Australia we call Sydney's eastern beaches.
Music: Hometown Glory, ADELE
PORT MACQUARIE TOURISM commercial
Recent commercial shoot with Canon C300 in Port Macquarie.
Director: Adrian Brown
Camera assist: Eric Downer
On 25 April every year, Australians commemorate ANZAC Day. It commemorates the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. In 1917, the word ANZAC meant someone who fought at Gallipoli and later it came to mean any Australian or New Zealander who fought or served in the First World War. During the Second World War, ANZAC Day became a day on which the lives of all Australians lost in war time were remembered. The spirit of ANZAC recognizes the qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice which were demonstrated at the Gallipoli landing.
The landing at Gallipoli was seen as a story of courage and endurance amongst death and despair, in the face of poor leadership from London, and unsuccessful strategies. War correspondents, such as Charles Bean, hailed the Australians for their dash in attack and doggedness in defence and the ANZAC legend was born.
The Holy See
Whilst on assignment in Rome during the recent Papal Abdication + Conclave went out at sunrise a few times to capture sunrises over the majestic St Peter's Square.... got lucky with the light and decided to shoot a few more.
This is the result...
Music: Magistra Nostra
Album: Alma Mater