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Finally, in sixth place of my “best wildlife” TripAdvisor series, is this image of reindeer inFinnish Lapland. We had visited a traditional reindeer farm to learn about the traditional practice of reindeer herding from a Sami man and it was chaos. The reindeer had followed the
snowmobile and were circling around looking for food. I was finding it very difficult to compose a shot when all of a sudden there was a break in the madness.
ISO 200 | f2.8 | 1/1000
In fifth place of my “best wildlife” TripAdvisor series is the newest addition to my favourite images of all time file, a shot of a baby humpback whale in Tonga. Shooting underwater ordinarily presents its own set of challenges, but not for me as I shoot with Olympus who make native underwater camera housings. I had full control down there, and more energy to concentrate on the experience of coming face to face with a twirling, rollicking, joyous baby humpback whale.
ISO 200 | f4.5 | 1/320
When I took this photo in Kaikoura in 2017 I thought it was my favourite wildlife photo EVER, but for my TripAdvisor “best wildlife” series it’s only made fourth place. This is my angry bird, titled for his stern little face. I vividly remember the experience of taking this photo as I was so seasick at the time and it was particularly rocky on the water. In saying that, the rise of the swollen seas presented an incredible photo opportunity and I took advantage of it.
ISO 200 | f2.8 | 1/2000
This is image number three in my TripAdvisor “best wildlife photography” series that I am running, although this is another shot that I love with all my heart. This year I had the absolute honour to work with the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation and I was exposed to so
much of the program that many don’t see. I’m proud to say that my work spread awareness of the plight of the Orangutans into new circles and this is work that I know will be ongoing.
ISO 400 | f3.2 | 1/800
My second favourite wildlife photo that I’ve ever taken was this happy little Arctic Fox.Although it looks like he’s posing nicely for my camera I can attest to the fact that he literallystood still for a split second and it was purely my patience and position that actually yielded me a shot. I’d love to see an Arctic Fox in the wild but for this image I was actually at a genuine Wildlife Preserve in the Yukon Canada.
ISO 1600 | f4 | 1/640
My favourite wildlife photo of all time won’t be a big surprise to many. I took it four years ago and it’s been a favourite ever since. This image of wild horses was photographed out of a helicopter in the Kimberley and it was only the intuitiveness of our pilot, the excellent timing of the horses and my intrinsic knowledge of my cameras settings that yielded this shot.
ISO 200 | f5.6 | 1/640
Finally, in sixth place of my “best natural phenomenon” TripAdvisor series, is this image of Uluru at sunrise. This was one of those rare favourite shots where you do little more than point the camera at the pretty thing and shoot. Obviously for this image I used a tripod to achieve the 30 second exposure and I chose to compose Uluru with a vast stretch of sky above, all pinks and purples.
ISO 100 | f8 | 30 seconds
In fifth place of my “best natural phenomenon” TripAdvisor series is a simple rainbow, made less simple with the fluorescent pinks of a stormy sunset. I am fascinated by rainbows and shoot them wherever I go, even if I see a fleeting flash on the wall from a mysterious reflection. This is Mount McKay and I was privy to the most spectacular sunset here. Falls Creek is incredible during the summer months; stormy, unpredictable and a little wild.
ISO 100 | f16 | 0.6 seconds
This is image number four in my current series of “best natural phenomenon” that I’ve ever photographed, and it’s a sea of fog over the city of Dubai. This photo deserves its place in my top six purely on the rarity of the event. It’s unusual to see much cloud in Dubai and even more unusual to have such an incredible vantage point when you do. This was so spectacular to witness that some amongst my group were in tears and I barely knew where to point my camera.
ISO 100 | f11 | 1/50 seconds
For the third favourite image in my “best natural phenomenon” series on TripAdvisor I have chosen this infamous moon rise in Venice. This shot will go down in history as the best photo I’ve ever taken when drunk! I was working with Zonin 1821, an Italian winery, and my “work” dictated that I drink a lot of Prosecco. I was happily doing just that when I looked up to see the most beautiful moon rise of my life, so I somehow shot it! haha
ISO 400 | f5.6 | 0.8 seconds
My second favourite photo that I’ve ever taken of “natural phenomenon” is this cracker from Falls Creek. In my mind lightning is most definitely one of mother nature’s most striking displays and I don’t have the chance to photograph it as much as I’d like. On this particular day we had seen it all; rainbows, sunset over the wildflowers, orange rain storms and finally this lighting storm. We were on Mount McKay, the perfect vantage point to safely shoot the storm.
ISO 64 | f11 | Live Composite
This is it, my most favourite “natural phenomenon” photo EVER taken. This is the aurora! The aurora can be a challenging subject to shoot as you need enough light to take the picture (apart from the swirling light show, the night is very dark) but not too long of an exposure as to blur the dancing lines. This image is far from perfect and you can clearly see that I’ve blown out the light from behind the tree on the left. Yet, despite this, it remains a fave!
ISO 1600 | f8 | 30 seconds
I'm starting to get excited for my 2019 trip to Alberta and was looking back on some of my favourite shots from my first trip. Moraine Lake is so amazing! Make sure you check the calendar as the road to Moraine Lake does close for Winter.