Back to Cairns

A quick trip to Cairns and the Daintree River. A great part of Australia, and a place I had not been to since 1995. My primary goal was to see a Southern Cassowary, as I had missed out on seeing these magnificent birds on my previous tips to the region. I have visited...

A Quick Cairns Getaway

Just back from a quick trip up to Cairns (Nth Queensland, Australia). It truly is a magnificent place to visit – at the right time of year. I took my new 400mm/2.8 Nikon lens for a decent try out. It just fitted in the carry on baggage, when attached to the...

My First Pelagic Trip

I was well on track to achieve my primary goal of 400 species after the first two months, with 122 species already seen. My secondary goal was also on track with 7 new species already in the bag. Unfortunately, the next four months have not been as fruitful and, at...