Photography Archive

Dec
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The exposed lava tube inside Red Crater.  The colour of the crater walls is due to extreme heat oxidising the iron content of the rocks.

The Hordes of Mt Doom

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing on New Zealand’s north island has a reputation as one of the most dangerous hikes in the country. The crossing is just under 20km with somewhere between 1,100 and 1,700 meters of climbing depending on whether you take the side-track to the top of Mt Ngauruhoe.

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Oct
18
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The Devil's Staircase in the Wonnongatta-Moroko National Park.

The Devil’s Staircase

Despite the spectacular views on offer around Mt Howitt it’s clear from the map that early European explorers had a rough time surveying the region.

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Sep
20
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A palm tree sapling planted in the middle of an atrium in a construction site just outside Anuradhapura.

Unfinished Business

Our first day on the bikes took us up the west coast from Negombo to Puttallam. It was a busy stretch of road and we were still a few days away from getting comfortable with the traffic so progress was slow.

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Sep
11
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Pool used by the LTTE to test submarines and train divers for guerrilla warfare.

Sea Tigers of the LTTE

In a lagoon north of Mullaitivu is a gold-painted ‘victory monument’. It presides over the area where the ‘Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam’ (LTTE) made their last stand against the Sri Lankan army in 2009.

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Sep
01
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Sri Lankan cricket fans at the Australia v Sri Lankan one-day international at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium.

Riding the Whitewash

It’s hard to know when to visit Sri Lanka. December to April is officially the dry season but the weather conditions are somewhat complex with various monsoon seasons affecting different parts of the island at different times.

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Aug
20
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Junk in a motorcycle workshop

Sri Lanka by Motorcycle

The best way to see Sri Lanka is on two wheels.

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Apr
16
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Customers browsing the stalls for fresh seafood at the Tsukiji fish market.

Tsukiji Fish Market

One out of every five fish caught on planet earth is sold at Tsukiji fish market.  Every day more than 2000 tons of fish pass through the market in Tokyo’s Chūō district.

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Apr
12
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Vegetables growing under halogen lamps in Pasona 02

Pasona 02, Tokyo

Right in the center of the biggest city in the world an experiment in agriculture is being conducted.

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Feb
25
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Sunrise lights up Mt Myōkō a dormant volcano that lasted erupted about 6000 years ago.

Adrift on Mt Myōkō

Earlier this year I tagged along with the Australian/International off-pissed ski team to the slopes of Myokokogen.  Matt chose Myoko because the guidebook gave it four and half snowflakes out of five in the ‘powder’ category.  Also because our plan called for us to go from there to Kyoto and then onto Tokyo and we wanted to make sure our itinerary doubled as a tongue twister.

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Feb
25
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Arashiyama-Sagano district in Western Kyoto.  The parks and bamboo forest were set aside in the 14th century by the then shogun, Ashikaga Takauji, in a gesture of mourning for the Emperor.

Kyoto, Japan’s Spiritual Capital

The old capital of Kyoto is home to about 1600 temples and countless smaller shrines.
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Feb
10
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Jim rests halfway up the Ironbound Range.  In the background you can see the Redpoint Hills that we crossed the previous day.

South Coast Track

Tasmania’s southern coastline is one of the most wild and remote parts of Australia

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Jan
18
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Women of the Rojava

Photos by Asmaa Waguih and Joey Lawrence of Kurdish fighters provide a face for a revolution that is quietly taking place behind the front lines of the war with ISIS.

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Sep
12
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Tiered reading room in the National Library of China in Beijing.

China’s Firewall and the Siku Quanshu

The National Library of China holds an artifact that represents what must be the most ambitious attempt to control information in history.

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Aug
30
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A neon box-canyon in Yanta district of Xi'an.

China’s Frenemies

Beijing incorporates all of the contradictions of Chinese society.

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Aug
18
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The tiny photo booth built into the wall of the Cliffside Plank path on the south peak of Mt Huashan.  Below is a thousand meter drop.

Mt Huashan, China

Huashan is a mountain located  about 120 kilometres east of Xi’an- China’s old capital.  It’s home to some very dicey walking tracks, a really spectacular set of cable cars, a tea house perched on a cliff face and a photo studio with some genuine occupational health and safety issues.

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Aug
12
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Workers outside a department store in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

Chengdu & the Chinese Dream

The entry point for my brief tour of China was the southern Province of Sichuan-famed for its incredibly spicy food and baffling theatrical performances.  I flew into the capital Chengdu at the start of October and explored the city between bouts of rain before venturing out into the nearby mountains.

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Dec
08
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Longtail boats at the shoreline of Tonsai bay.

Climbing in Ton Sai, Thailand

When I first decided to visit Ton Sai ten or so years ago I discovered getting there was a little tricky.

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Dec
03
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Waves on the coastline near Gansbaai

Diving with Sharks

On South Africa’s western cape we visited the coastal towns of Kalkbaai, Hermanus and Gaansbai.

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Dec
02
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Elephants at an artificial watering hole in Addo Elephant Park.  The Park is more than one and half thousand square kilometers and supports an elephant population in excess of 600 animals.

Africa’s Charismatic Megafauna

In South Africa, the saying goes, ‘wildlife must pay its way’. It’s not enough to be endangered you have to generate revenue to be conserved.

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Nov
18
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Clouds lifting up from the valley at sunrise in Lesotho.

Sani Pass, Lesotho

Sani Pass is a stretch of road on the border of South Africa and Lesotho. The stretch of road between the South African border post and the summit is one of the most treacherous roads I’ve ever come across.

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