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Frenchman Peak Cape Le Grand Esperance Woolly Net-bush

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Frenchman Peak Frenchman Peak is an exposed coastal granite peak located in the Cape Le Grand National Park. From the summit you have 360 degree views of this remote national park and its stunning coastal scenery. The peak is an important place in local Aboriginal culture and is named Mandooboornup. It was the surveyor Alexander […]

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Redgate Beach Western Australia

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Cape to Cape Trail Redgate Beach Western Australia walking the Cape to Cape trail. I was walking from Bob’s Hollow to Redgate Beach. The day had started outed breezy but pleasant. Now it had suddenly turned stormy. A blustery cold front was fast approaching the coast. Low scudding clouds moved rapidly across the sky. Dramatic […]

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Forest floor Porongurup National Park Western Australia

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Forest floor detail Porongurup National Park Forest floor Porongurup National Park Western Australia. The weathered granite domes and outcrops of this range were formed deep underground when Australia collided with Antarctica to form Gondwana. In the valleys formed between the domes grow the most eastern remnants of karri forest. Karri trees shed great strips of […]

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Denmark Native Pigface Wilson Head Western Australia

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Denmark Native Pigface Wilson Head Western Australia. This beautiful headland near Denmark has views across the Wilson Inlet towards the stunning Nullaki Peninsula. Hidden around this rugged headland are sheltered coves which afford some semblance of shelter from the prevailing winds. As a result the botanical diversity clinging to these sandy wind blown slopes is […]

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Sundews South West Australia wild flowers Pemberton

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Sundews South West Australia Pemberton. Sundews South West Australia take their family name from the word Drosera. This family name refers to the plants’ dewdrop like sticky secretions. If you look carefully you will see them covering their leaves. Most of the coastal regions have ancient soils and as a result are poor in trace […]

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Warren River Moons Crossing Pemberton

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Warren River Moons Crossing

Warren River Moons Crossing Pemberton Warren River Moons Crossing Pemberton. This is a popular camping and fishing spot with the locals within the Warren National Park. It is best approached by 4WD, especially in wet weather as the track is steep and parts can become slippery with mud. Fringed by towering karri forest the river […]

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West Australian Postcards Series

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Postcards Western Australia Alex Bond Stormlight Publishing

West Australian Postcards 1989 marked the publication of my West Australian Postcards series. Starting out with just one lens and one 35mm film camera I set about the self inspired project to make a postcard series of a region that I have been associated with all my life.   The common theme for the series […]

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Western Australian Postcards Stormlight Publishing

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Western Australian Postcards of National Parks 25 years of southwest postcards Leeuwin Naturaliste – Southern Forests – South Coast Postcard Series I finally got around to completing Stormlight Publishing 25 years of South West Postcards. For those of you familiar with my work you would know that I have been publishing and distributing images of […]

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Protecting your camera backpacking Stirling Range Ridge Walk

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Stirling Range Ridge Walk Protecting camera gear backpacking is essential if it is to remain usable when traversing rugged environments. As you can see from the image below of the Third Arrow, the Ridge Walk terrain is challenging with a heavy pack. You should have a modern backpack with shoulder and hip harness. My advice […]

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Stirling Range Ridge Walk Western Australia

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Stirling Range Ridge Walk with a field camera Horizon Calendar In 1997 I was publishing my large format Horizon Calendar of West Australian landscapes. I had been photographing and hiking in the Stirling Range since the early 1980s with a 35mm film camera. But the Horizon Calendar images were all made from my 4×5 camera […]