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Australia, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, USA

A favourite image from each of my themed galleries.

Twilight Stingray Hole Reflection

Twilight Stingray Hole Reflection

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

Eyes of the Tiger: An Australian Tiger Dragonfly, Sandgate

Eyes of the Tiger: An Australian Tiger Dragonfly, Sandgate

The beautiful Ictinogomphus australis face-on at Einbumpin Lagoon, Sandgate. (DRAGONFLY SUMMERS)

Carp Windsocks on a Spring Evening, Beppu

Carp Windsocks on a Spring Evening, Beppu

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)

Spies in the Persimmon Orchard, Yangsan, Korea, 2012

Spies in the Persimmon Orchard, Yangsan, 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)

Don Quixote at the Seaside, Sandgate

Don Quixote at the Seaside, Sandgate

A rider from a local training facility & his steed silhouetted against the rising sun on the Sandgate mudflats. (RIDERS ON THE DAWN)

Three Godfathers, Nampo-Dong, Busan

Three Godfathers, Nampo-Dong, Busan

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, Brisbane

Cracticus Maximus, Brisbane

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

Sakaide Sunset: Dusk on the Pilgrim Road, Shikoku

Sakaide Sunset: Dusk on the Pilgrim Road, Shikoku

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

Morning Has Broken, Sandgate

Morning Has Broken, Sandgate

A pied butcherbird in song, perched on a waterfront streetlight at dawn in Sandgate. (DEADLY MELODIES: A BUTCHERBIRD COLLECTION)

A Tough Crowd on the Jagalchi Wharves, Busan

A Tough Crowd on the Jagalchi Wharves, Busan

Fishermen glare at a presentation by a roadside salesman on the grungy & frankly malodorous docks of Jagalchi, Busan. (KOREA: COASTAL)

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

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

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

End of the Morning Shift for a Shorncliffe Photographer

End of the Morning Shift for a Shorncliffe Photographer

A photographer stands on the Shorncliffe groyne facing the distant Port of Brisbane at dawn. (HIGH TIDE / LOW LIGHT)

A French Pilgrim Starting Out on the Shikoku Pilgrimage, 2015

A French Pilgrim Starting Out on the Shikoku Pilgrimage, 2015

A henro (pilgrim) in his still-fresh oizuru (cotton vest) stands on a country road in Tokushima as he starts the 1,200km 88-Temple Pilgrimage in 2015. (SHIKOKU: PILGRIM PORTRAITS)

A Palmful of Python, South-East Queensland

A Palmful of Python, South-East Queensland

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, Upstate New York

Winter Leaves on an Adirondack Hike, Upstate New York

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

An Old-Timer at Day's End, Beachmere

An Old-Timer at Day's End, Beachmere

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)

Yamabushi Departing a Fire-Walking Festival, Takao

Yamabushi Departing a Fire-Walking Festival, Takao

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

Pre-Dawn Calm at the Mouth of Cabbage Tree Creek

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)

Old Growth Giants on the Kumano-Kodo Pilgrim Trail, Wakayama, 2015

Old Growth Giants on the Kumano-Kodo Pilgrim Trail, Wakayama, 2015

A hiker (me) is dwarfed by old-growth trees amid plantation forest on the ancient Kumano-Kodo pilgrimage trail in Wakayama, Japan. (JAPAN: IN THE MYSTIC MOUNTAINS)

Dawn Patrol: Black-Winged Stilts on the Hunt

Dawn Patrol: Black-Winged Stilts on the Hunt

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

Something Slinky This Way Comes

Something Slinky This Way Comes

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

Demon Surfer, Gangwon Province, South Korea

Demon Surfer, Gangwon Province, South Korea

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

Mountain Speedway: A Distant Truck Near Saki, Kyushu

Mountain Speedway: A Distant Truck Near Saki, Kyushu

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)

Reflections on the Rippled Flats, Hay's Inlet

Reflections on the Rippled Flats, Hay's Inlet

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

An Osprey with Its Freshly Caught Lunch, Brighton

An Osprey with Its Freshly Caught Lunch, Brighton

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)

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

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

A Daylily in an Abandoned Garden

A Daylily in an Abandoned Garden

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

A Last Glance at the Shimanto River, Shimanto City, Kochi

A Last Glance at the Shimanto River, Shimanto City, Kochi

Looking back to the 196km Shimanto River, Japan's last remaining un-dammed river, after walking it from source to mouth for the 2nd time, 2017. (SHIKOKU: SHIMANTO, SOURCE TO SEA)

The All-Knowing Eyes of a Local Resident

The All-Knowing Eyes of a Local Resident

A mother crow who, after numerous meetings, trusts me enough to let me get close - but not too close - on my walks to & from my local coffee place. (THE BLACK CROW KNOWS)

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

Blue Trunks: The Descent from Yongji-Bong, 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)

Jeepers-Creepers, Where'd You Get Those Peepers?

Jeepers-Creepers, Where'd You Get Those Peepers?

A bush fly poses most obligingly on a dead eucalyptus leaf. (COME FLY WITH ME)

Slow Travel, Kyoto-Style

Slow Travel, Kyoto-Style

A snail descends a trunk in the famous bamboo forest of Arashiyama, Kyoto. (TINY TOWN)

Streetlight Sentinel, Sandgate

Streetlight Sentinel, Sandgate

Downtown Sandgate at dusk sees hundreds of rainbow lorikeets gathering in the old fig trees of the war memorial park for a cacophonous gathering. 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)

First to Wake in Sleepy Iwamatsu, Ehime, 2015

First to Wake in Sleepy Iwamatsu, Ehime, 2015

A yawning house-cat in the early-morning stillness of a village street on Shikoku’s 88-Temple Pilgrimage. (JAPAN: STRAYS, FARM CATS & TEMPLE FELINES)

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)

Breaking Waves, Breaking Dawn, Cape Moreton

Breaking Waves, Breaking Dawn, Cape Moreton

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)

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)

Shimmering Drongos in a Deagon Garden

Shimmering Drongos in a Deagon Garden

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)

A Rural Road on a Sunny Winter Day, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2014

A Rural Road on a Sunny Winter Day, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2014

On one of several multi-mile, multi-hour road rambles during that freezing Winter in Upstate New York, I looked back along this lovely road just outside downtown Saratoga. (WINTER AMERICANA #2)

What the Tide Left Behind

What the Tide Left Behind

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