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Australia, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, USA

A favourite image from each of my themed galleries.

Twilight Stingray Hole Reflection, Sandgate, Brisbane, 2014

Twilight Stingray Hole Reflection, Sandgate, Brisbane, 2014

A palm near the old Baptist Church reflected in a stingray lie in early dusk. (MUDFLAT MEDITATIONS #1)

Spies in the Persimmon Orchard, Yangsan, South Korea, 2012

Spies in the Persimmon Orchard, Yangsan, South Korea, 2012

On a country road just outside Busan, not long before dark, two curious locals peer over a farm wall at the passing stranger. (KOREA: RURAL)

First to Wake in Sleepy Iwamatsu, Ehime, Japan, 2015

First to Wake in Sleepy Iwamatsu, Ehime, Japan, 2015

A yawning house-cat in the early-morning stillness of a village street on Shikoku’s 88-Temple Pilgrimage. (JAPAN: THE ZEN OF ROADSIDE CATS)

Carp Windsocks on a Spring Evening, Beppu, Japan, 2018

Carp Windsocks on a Spring Evening, Beppu, Japan, 2018

Koi-no-bori - carp banners or windsocks hung in the Children’s Day period all over Japan - dangle above a canal in the hot-spring capital of Beppu on the island of Kyushu. (KYUSHU, 2018 #1)

Three Godfathers, Nampo-Dong, South Korea, 2012

Three Godfathers, Nampo-Dong, South Korea, 2012

Three cinematically imperious gentlemen stare at a statue of a cameraman in the International Film Festival precinct of Busan, South Korea. (KOREA: URBAN)

Cracticus Maximus, Deagon, Brisbane, 2017

Cracticus Maximus, Deagon, Brisbane, 2017

A portrait of a very imposing Australian magpie (Cracticus tibicen) at Curlew Park, Sandgate. (MAGPIE PORTRAITS)

New Day Rising, Moreton Bay, Queensland, 2019

New Day Rising, Moreton Bay, Queensland, 2019

A distant trawler, observed from the shore at Sandgate, dwarfed by the sun climbing over Moreton Island. (GHOST SHIPS)

Let's Dance: Magpies in a Mid-Air Ballet, Deagon, 2016

Let's Dance: Magpies in a Mid-Air Ballet, Deagon, 2016

Some of a local gang of magpies demonstrate their incredible agility in flight. (BEAKS & WINGS IN BLACK & WHITE)

Something Slinky This Way Comes, Deagon, 2016

Something Slinky This Way Comes, Deagon, 2016

Angus, a former neighbour who (to my knowledge) never brought misfortune when our paths crossed, goes about his business. (NEIGHBOURHOOD CATS)

Red Earth Wilderness, Jangyu, South Korea, 2013

Red Earth Wilderness, Jangyu, South Korea, 2013

Territory demarcated for highway construction in my then-town in the city of Gimhae during my two years in the country. (KOREA: THE MOUNTAIN EATERS)

The Old-Timer at Day's End, Beachmere, Queensland, 2015

The Old-Timer at Day's End, Beachmere, Queensland, 2015

The stump of a long-dead mangrove tree & a rope swing flapping in the evening breeze on the Queensland coast not far north of Brisbane. (MANGROVE DREAMING)

The Old Pier on a New Morning, 2016

The Old Pier on a New Morning, 2016

The Victorian-era Shorncliffe Pier captured on an Autumn dawn at high tide with a long exposure from the walking path (“Lover’s Walk”) at Sandgate. (HIGH TIDE / LOW LIGHT)

Bamboo Forest Pilgrim on a Hot Afternoon, Ehime, Japan, 2015

Bamboo Forest Pilgrim on a Hot Afternoon, Ehime, Japan, 2015

A henro (pilgrim) I encountered on a stretch of old path on my first O-henro (88-Temple Pilgrimage) pauses to chat in a bamboo thicket one sweltering afternoon. (SHIKOKU: PILGRIM PORTRAITS)

Breaking Waves, Breaking Dawn, Cape Moreton, Queensland, 2015

Breaking Waves, Breaking Dawn, Cape Moreton, Queensland, 2015

Surf & a dramatic pre-dawn sky frame the darkened hulk of Cape Moreton, the only substantial rock on the world's 3rd-largest sand island. (MORETON ISLAND: MOUNTAINS MADE OF SAND)

A Palmful of Python, Wamuran, Queensland, 2016

A Palmful of Python, Wamuran, Queensland, 2016

A juvenile rough-scaled python (Morelia carinata, Western Australia) in the palm of its handler, South-East Queensland. (HANDSOME DEVILS)

Winter Leaves on an Adirondack Hike, Buck Mountain, NY, 2014

Winter Leaves on an Adirondack Hike, Buck Mountain, NY, 2014

Faded beauty beside a hiking trail in the south-eastern Adirondacks, Upstate New York. (WINTER AMERICANA #1)

The Reptilian Eye of a Juvenile Butcherbird, Deagon, 2019

The Reptilian Eye of a Juvenile Butcherbird, Deagon, 2019

A young grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) channeling its dinosaur forebears in a suburban yard. (DEADLY MELODIES: A BUTCHERBIRD COLLECTION)

Yamabushi Departing a Fire-Walking Festival, Takao, Japan, 2018

Yamabushi Departing a Fire-Walking Festival, Takao, Japan, 2018

Mountain mystics known as yamabushi file out of the grounds at Takao, in western Tokyo, following their annual festival in the shadow of sacred Takao-San. (JAPAN: IN THE MYSTIC MOUNTAINS)

Pre-Dawn Calm at the Mouth of Cabbage Tree Creek, Queensland, 2018

Pre-Dawn Calm at the Mouth of Cabbage Tree Creek, Queensland, 2018

From the mouth of Cabbage Tree Creek at Shorncliffe, the lights of the distant Port of Brisbane flicker across the Bay. (CRUISING DOWN THE CABBAGE TREE)

Dawn Sun-Worshippers on the North-Eastern Coast, Sokcho, South Korea, 2012

Dawn Sun-Worshippers on the North-Eastern Coast, Sokcho, South Korea, 2012

Not far south of the North Korean border, early risers gather on an Autumn morning to watch the sunrise. (KOREA: COASTAL)

Nocturnal Drug-Dealers, Kochi, Japan, 2015

Nocturnal Drug-Dealers, Kochi, Japan, 2015

A row of glowing cigarette vending machines on a roadside in Shikoku. (JAPAN: VENDING TO THE THIRSTY)

Dawn Patrol: Black-Winged Stilts on the Hunt, Sandgate, 2017

Dawn Patrol: Black-Winged Stilts on the Hunt, Sandgate, 2017

A trio of these unfeasibly long-limbed wading birds searches for breakfast in shallow water at Sandgate, Brisbane. (SHORE THINGS)

Demon Surfer, Gangwon Province, South Korea, 2012

Demon Surfer, Gangwon Province, South Korea, 2012

Dusk on the north-eastern coast of South Korea during my 13-day walk from Busan. (KOREA: THE BARBED-WIRE COAST, 2012)

Reflections on the Rippled Flats, Hay's Inlet, Queensland, 2014

Reflections on the Rippled Flats, Hay's Inlet, Queensland, 2014

A lone fisherman stands at the water's edge at Hay's Inlet, Redcliffe, silhouetted by a dramatic sunset sky. (MUDFLAT MEDITATIONS #3)

Mountain Speedway: A Distant Truck Near Saiki, Kyushu, Japan, 2018

Mountain Speedway: A Distant Truck Near Saiki, Kyushu, Japan, 2018

On Day 13 of my walk through Kyushu, Japan, a glimpse of the monstrous East Kyushu Expressway stretching between wild cherry-covered hills, close to day’s end & the coastal town of Saiki. (KYUSHU, 2018 #2)

An Osprey with Its Freshly Caught Lunch, Brighton, Queensland, 2017

An Osprey with Its Freshly Caught Lunch, Brighton, Queensland, 2017

A rare (for me) close-up encounter with this beautiful species on the waterfront at midday - not long after I witnessed the raptor snatching the unfortunate mullet from the sea. (AVIAN NEIGHBOURS)

A Last Glance at the Shimanto River, Kochi, 2017

A Last Glance at the Shimanto River, Kochi, 2017

Looking back to the 196km Shimanto River, Japan's last remaining un-dammed river, on a rainy morning after walking it from source to mouth for the 2nd time (my first was in 2008). (SHIKOKU: SHIMANTO, SOURCE TO SEA)

Last Stand, Sandgate, 2019

Last Stand, Sandgate, 2019

A tiny green long-legged fly engages in a face-off from an agapanthus leaf in a local park. (COME FLY WITH ME)

Daylily Anthers in an Abandoned Garden, Deagon, 2017

Daylily Anthers in an Abandoned Garden, Deagon, 2017

Crisply defined anthers protrude from a daylily flower in an overgrown Deagon garden, whose owner had died a year earlier. (ABANDONED DAYLILIES)

Zuma & the Colours of Dawn, Sandgate, 2019

Zuma & the Colours of Dawn, Sandgate, 2019

A female Torresian crow perched on the main drag of downtown Sandgate at sunrise. (THE BLACK CROW KNOWS)

Blue Trunks: The Descent from Yongji-Bong, Jangyu, South Korea, 2013

Blue Trunks: The Descent from Yongji-Bong, Jangyu, South Korea, 2013

In late-afternoon light, a forest of blue-trunked trees blazed with yellow stripes seems to glow on a hiking trail not far from my apartment. (KOREA: WILD)

Frangipani Predator, Deagon, Australia, 2018

Frangipani Predator, Deagon, Australia, 2018

A green jumping spider (Mopsus mormon) patrols the leaf of a frangipani tree in a suburban garden. (TINY TOWN)

Pilgrim in the Mist: The Descent from Unpen-ji, Tokushima, Japan, 2015

Pilgrim in the Mist: The Descent from Unpen-ji, Tokushima, Japan, 2015

A Japanese pilgrim emerges from the fog & forest on the lengthy descent from Unpen-ji, temple #66 on the Shikoku Pilgrimage. (SHIKOKU: WALKING AGAINST THE FLOW, 2015)

Two Riders Were Approaching: Christmas Day Near Cham, Switzerland, 2010

Two Riders Were Approaching: Christmas Day Near Cham, Switzerland, 2010

Like a scene from a medieval painting, a pair of riders on horseback approaches a dark wood in a snowy Swiss winter landscape. (COLD, COLD HEARTLAND: A SWISS WINTER)

This Way to the Hovering Clouds, Ehime, Shikoku, 2017

This Way to the Hovering Clouds, Ehime, Shikoku, 2017

Old stone markers on the forest path to Unpen-ji - “Hovering Clouds Temple” - #66 on Shikoku’s 88-Temple Pilgrimage. (SHIKOKU: HELPING HANDS ON THE HENRO PATH)

Rice Paddy Silhouette, Dawn, Yulha, South Korea, 2013

Rice Paddy Silhouette, Dawn, Yulha, South Korea, 2013

My two-year stay in Korea was when I became somewhat obsessed with dragonflies, hunting them with a camera in the paddies & roadside weed patches in my then-neighbourhood. This was a favourite hunting ground, remnant agricultural land bordering swathes of new apartment towers. (DRAGONFLY SUMMERS)

Streetlight Sentinel, Sandgate, 2017

Streetlight Sentinel, Sandgate, 2017

Downtown Sandgate at dusk sees hundreds of rainbow lorikeets gathering in the old fig trees of the war memorial park for a cacophonous get-together. On this occasion one half of the resident magpie pair was on lookout duty as a bunch of lorikeet latecomers flew past to join the party. (THE MARVELLOUS MAGPIE)

The Cloud That Jumped the Fence, Greenfield, NY, 2014

The Cloud That Jumped the Fence, Greenfield, NY, 2014

On one of several multi-mile, multi-hour road rambles during that freezing Winter in Upstate New York, I passed this stretch of farm fence in a rural community outside Saratoga Springs . (WINTER AMERICANA #2)

Spangled Drongos in a Garden Oasis, Deagon, Australia, 2017

Spangled Drongos in a Garden Oasis, Deagon, Australia, 2017

The spangled drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus) is an accomplished mimic & an astonishingly beautiful bird with its striking eye colour, forked tail & iridescent plumage. (DRONGO-A-GO-GO)

What the Tide Left Behind, Sandgate, 2014

What the Tide Left Behind, Sandgate, 2014

A dead blue blubber jellyfish lies on the Sandgate mudflats at sunrise. (MUDFLAT MEDITATIONS #2)

Sakaide Sunset: Dusk on the Pilgrim Road, Shikoku, 2017

Sakaide Sunset: Dusk on the Pilgrim Road, Shikoku, 2017

In Spring, 2017, one of the characteristic mini-Fujis that characterise Kagawa Prefecture is glimpsed through a train overpass illuminated by a golden dusk. (SHIKOKU: A WELL-WALKED PATH, 2017)