Photography Archive

Aug
29
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Black sand and white foam on Julio's beach break at the end of the Kenai Peninsula.

The Endless Winter

When Amy and I visited Hawaii we discovered that, even on an island, surf is never guaranteed. Read more…

May
10
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Octopus use specialised skin cells called chromatophores to change colour. These cells also allow them to make changes to the opacity and reflectivity of their body. The shifts can take place in a fraction of a second.

Part 2: Replicants of the Reef

On a rocky stretch of coastline on Hawaii’s Big Island a group of marine biologists are studying the lifecycle of the octopus – a creature that lives fast and dies young. Read more…

May
10
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Japanese macaques live in matrilineal societies with each troop averaging about 41 individuals. In some ways the brains of macaques show more similarities to our own than those of apes and chimpanzees.

Part 1: The Acheulean Sleep

In the closing act of Blade Runner it’s a game of chess that allows the replicant Roy Batty to finally meet his maker.
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Apr
14
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The undercroft at Elephit House with our friendly Mother Cat. Bonus insta handles on the blackboard for the OG Hawaiians that live upstairs.

Welcome to the Elephit House

I knew it was going to be bad. I’d read all the one and two star reviews and looked at the pictures of weird murals and overgrown gardens but I kept circling back to the listing every time I looked for accommodation on Kauai.

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Apr
13
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Looking up through the rocks near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island.

Violence in the Aloha State

I knew that Hawaii was part of America but I still didn’t expect it to be so American.
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Mar
02
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The former pirate radio broadcasting platform that was confiscated by the Dutch government in 1964.  It was salvaged and towed into Amsterdam in 2011 and now serves as an upmarket restaurant.

The Pirates of REM Island

On a cold day in December in 1964 three helicopters belonging to the Royal Dutch Navy set out across the north sea towards a tiny speck in the ocean about ten kilometers west of Noordwijk on the Dutch coast.
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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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The Women of 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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Dec
28
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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. On a good day it’s a hard slog across 20km of rock and scree taking you up onto the desolate but spectacular plateau that forms the base 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

You can find a lot of dead sea creatures at Tsukiji Fish Market but you wont find much whale meat.

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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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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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