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    Images from a Wide Brown Land

    From Surfing Dolphins to Outback Camel Races, Australia is a land of contrasts ...


    Dolphin double
    Dolphins enjoying the sea at Yamba, NSW



    Racing camels
    A fast and furious pace was the order of the day at the Boulia Camel Races, held in the outback Queensland town last weekend.


    When they come available I some images of the country you may not expect ... and many stereotypical, you will.


    Reflecting on Kakadu
    Reflecting on the upcoming week of tour guiding in Kakadu National Park, in the Northern Territory


    Meanwhile, a little further to the South ...


    Perfect day for skiing
    A perfect winter's day for hitting the slopes at Falls Creek, Victoria.


    Winter also offers the opportunities to reduce the severity of some Bush Fires by reducing (burning off) some of the fuel on the ground as below ...


    Winter back burning
    The Rural Fire Service makes the most of winter weather at Jindabyne, NSW, to do a hazard reduction burn.


    Winter also throws up some big swells from across the ditch (NZ) which finishes as amazing Surf ...


    Too dangerous for surfing
    The waves are rolling in at Newcastle's Bar Beach on the New South Wales coast.


    Late Winter is also part of the northern migration of the southern whales


    Surfer and whale share the sea
    The whales are active at the moment off Warrnambool, Victoria.


    Winter is a time for coats ... but in this image it's OK to stare at her Tits ... seriously!
    She is doing a photo shoot to promote organ donation.
    Check out her chest, she's had a heart transplant.


    Picture of a survivor
    This young woman has a congenital heart defect, and her parents were told she would not live beyond six.
    She is now 32 and recovering from her most recent heart surgery at Coffs Harbour, on the NSW coast.


    Winter warmth from Mum's Fur Coat ...


    Koala parenting
    Protective mother koala sheltering her joey at Nulkaba, NSW.


    Winter also brings us those classic Blue Skies that last for weeks on end.
    The wide brown land I mentioned in the title ...


    Letting off steam in the desert
    These kids, going stir crazy in the car between Esperance and Kalgoorlie, in Western Australia, took some time out to kick a ball and let off some steam near Norseman.
    If you have some shots, of anything Aussie, please feel free to contribute.
    Perspective is everything ... it's the difference between going through an ordeal or going through an adventure..

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    The Stars ...



    The Milky Way over One Tree Hill lookout tower in Spring Gully, Victoria.




    Under the Southern Cross, the clear, moonless nights of the South Burnett Region in Queensland


    Sundowners ...



    Sunset provides some quiet time to look out over the vast expanse of the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory.

    (I've never actually been to the 'Desert')




    Sunset is reflected on Gibson Steps, along Victoria's Great Ocean Road, near Princetown.

    (Have been here though ... when London Bridge was still standing)




    Getting off the beaten track on Tasmania's South Bruny at just $500 for the cost of the car, well worth the price of admission.


    From Tinsel Town (Gold Coast) to the Outback



    During winter, the sunsets off the Gold Coast





    Nichols Point in Victoria is where the sky and the sea have no beginning and no end.

    ^ IMHO ... top photo that

    ---

    Almost Sunset ... but making the twilight sky glow



    Cane fire season is well and truly underway in NSW's Clarence Valley as the sun goes down.

    Sort of rare nowadays as most cane growers 'green harvest' their cane and not don't burn before cutting.
    I used to date a cane growers daughter ... have seen some amazing burns.

    Those burns were the theme to a Coke ad from decades ago ...


    From Sun to the Seas ... a contrast in 2 images ...



    A fantastic start to a foggy Sunday at Lake Wendouree in Ballarat, Victoria.

    to ...



    Nature's version of a fireworks display beautifully backlit at Tamarama, off Sydney.


    Two usual suspects ... a Koala and a Roo



    One of the perks of living at Raymond Island in Victoria is seeing koalas up close in their own environment.





    Hopping up to say hello then looking back for a photo, this kangaroo was out looking for a buddy in Leinster, WA.


    MC Hammer would be proud of this little guy ... can't touch (him) this!



    An echidna at Emerald Beach in NSW

    I've only ever seen a few Echidnas in the wild, always when I was bush/rainforest walking ...



    Enjoying a long weekend bushwalking in the Paluma Range National Park, near Townsville, Queensland.

    (Not Me )

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    The Stars ...



    The Milky Way over One Tree Hill lookout tower in Spring Gully, Victoria.




    Under the Southern Cross, the clear, moonless nights of the South Burnett Region in Queensland


    Sundowners ...



    Sunset provides some quiet time to look out over the vast expanse of the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory.

    (I've never actually been to the 'Desert')




    Sunset is reflected on Gibson Steps, along Victoria's Great Ocean Road, near Princetown.

    (Have been here though ... when London Bridge was still standing)




    Getting off the beaten track on Tasmania's South Bruny at just $500 for the cost of the car, well worth the price of admission.


    From Tinsel Town (Gold Coast) to the Outback



    During winter, the sunsets off the Gold Coast





    Nichols Point in Victoria is where the sky and the sea have no beginning and no end.

    ^ IMHO ... top photo that

    ---

    Almost Sunset ... but making the twilight sky glow



    Cane fire season is well and truly underway in NSW's Clarence Valley as the sun goes down.

    Sort of rare nowadays as most cane growers 'green harvest' their cane and not don't burn before cutting.
    I used to date a cane growers daughter ... have seen some amazing burns.

    Those burns were the theme to a Coke ad from decades ago ...


    From Sun to the Seas ... a contrast in 2 images ...



    A fantastic start to a foggy Sunday at Lake Wendouree in Ballarat, Victoria.

    to ...



    Nature's version of a fireworks display beautifully backlit at Tamarama, off Sydney.


    Two usual suspects ... a Koala and a Roo



    One of the perks of living at Raymond Island in Victoria is seeing koalas up close in their own environment.





    Hopping up to say hello then looking back for a photo, this kangaroo was out looking for a buddy in Leinster, WA.


    MC Hammer would be proud of this little guy ... can't touch (him) this!



    An echidna at Emerald Beach in NSW

    I've only ever seen a few Echidnas in the wild, always when I was bush/rainforest walking ...



    Enjoying a long weekend bushwalking in the Paluma Range National Park, near Townsville, Queensland.

    (Not Me )
    Love Paluma (watch out for the leeches!)...and Mount Fox.
    How are the twins and fish farm going?

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    Was only chatting about my time in Oz today with the kids, fond memories.

    They wanted to talk about being inside a twister in the outback, the locals call them willy willies..
    Ran through it one day for the craic and tried to stay in side the middle for as long as possible for a bet..



    Ruddy noisy in the middle!

    Some cool pics on this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudcrab View Post
    Love Paluma (watch out for the leeches!)...and Mount Fox.
    How are the twins and fish farm going?
    Mate, we are all doing well, thanks for asking.

    See the Boys here ... http://teakdoor.com/the-family-room/...ml#post3621303

    Fish Farm is here ... http://teakdoor.com/living-in-thaila...ishy-tail.html (Thailand:- Caught, Iced and sold ... a Fishy Tail)

    Only vids though, lost the images via photobucket

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Only white people? Can't say I'm surprised. White Australians are the Afrikaners of the 21st Century. At least the Afrikaners knew how the world viewed them.
    Dr B0b ... apart from the blond lady in the last image in the second photo essay, it's impossible to tell the ethnicity of any of the people in that post.

    I actually had a whole series of images from Arnhem Land for the 2017 Garma festival lined up as the next post ... but fuck it.

    Mate, it's a photo thread ... not a place to peddle ideologies.

    So, was the image of the Surfer in the first post an Aboriginal?
    Who knows ... who friggin' cares.

    All we care about was it was a great image and he was rippin' into the surf.



    But, just out respect to you and your long standing on the Forum ... from the Indigenous Surfing Titles

    An aboriginal surfer, just for you ...


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    Action on day 2 of the Indigenous Surfing Titles continues with great conditions at Bells Beach. Sat 27th May 2017


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    Grrr, gnash, ......

    Oh, alright then, good pics and good thread. I'll keep my gob shut as I know you're a decent bloke. Carry on

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    You antipodean guys might enjoy. Martin Clunes: Islands of Australia a 3 part series.

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    Wikimedia needs your photographs to build pictorial archive of Australia's cultural heritage

    Australia has for the first time been included in the Wikimedia Foundation's annual photography competition that seeks images
    for its online encyclopaedia.

    Wiki Loves Monuments is the largest photography competition in the world.

    Last year's event led to more than 275,000 images of historic buildings, monuments and cultural heritage sites being added to
    the Wikimedia Commons library.

    All entrants agree to add their images to the library under a creative commons licence, which means they can be freely used
    and shared by others as long as the photographer is credited.

    "It is creating a visual archive," said Gideon Digby, president of Wikimedia Australia.
    "Without pictures, people don't realise what they've actually lost and how significant some of those places were."
    The competition has been run every September since 2009, but entries from Australia have not been sought until now.
    More Here, including a list of desired images

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    As per DrB0b's nudge ...

    The Garma Festival of Traditional Culture is an annual festival that is held in north-east Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
    It is a celebration of the cultural inheritance of the Yolngu people and cultural inheritance, the aim is at sharing knowledge and culture.

    The festival site is at Gulkula that is approximately 40 kilometers from Nhulunbuy.
    The festival attracts around 20 different cultural groups from around Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.


    Garma festival opening ceremony



    People have travelled from around Australia to the remote spot in Arnhem Land to attend Garma



    Indigenous man in traditional dress at Garma Festival



    Dignitaries at the event included Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left), Aboriginal leader Galarrwuy Yunupingu (centre) and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten (right)



    The theme of this year's Garma festival is 'Makaratta' — a dispute resolution ceremony to create peace which has been traditionally practised by Yolngu people



    Aboriginal culture from the young as well as the old was on display during the opening ceremony



    Indigenous leaders came to Garma to speak about the Uluru Statement and constitutional recognition



    Eddie William Gumbula, a senior Gupapuyngu man, performed as the Sugarman at the closing ceremony at the Garma Festival in north-east Arnhem Land


    The first festival began in 1998 as a way of hosting an Aboriginal equivalent of the World Economic Forum.
    The Garma Festival is a celebration of the Yolngu cultural inheritance.
    The Garma ceremony is aimed at sharing knowledge and culture, and opening people’s hearts to the message of the land at Gulkula.

    The site at Gulkula has profound meaning for Yolngu.
    Set in a stringbark forest with views to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

    Gulkula is where the ancestor Ganbulabula brought the yidaki (didjeridu) into being among the Gumatj people.
    The festival is designed to encourage the practice, preservation and maintenance of traditional dance (bunggul),
    song (manikay), art and ceremony (Wangga) on Yolngu lands in Northeast Arnhem Land.


    The festival is presented by the Yothu Yindi Foundation with the aim to:

    • Provide contemporary programs for the practice, preservation, maintenance of traditional knowledge systems and cultural traditions and practices. This includes traditional dance, song and art.
    • Share knowledge and culture, and fostering greater understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
    • Develop economic opportunities for the Yolngu people. This includes access to education, employment, enterprise and remote Indigenous community development.[6]


    More Images Here
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    A magnificent surprise for stand up paddleboarder Ron at Mylestrom, NSW (Honey, you wouldn't believe what I saw today)

    Ha, you call that a Whale breaching ...I show a real exhibitionist!


    You don't often get to see the underside of a whale, but thanks to a photographer off Long Reef, Sydney, we all can.



    The jacarandas are in full bloom in Grafton, NSW in the lead up to the city's Jacaranda Festival




    Same Town, street view




    Hundreds of spiders have taken up residence among the ripening wheat heads of this crop at Tocumwal, NSW


    The wheat crop ripening above and further north, in a warmer climate, almost ready to harvest crop below ... no spiders on this Lassie


    Pondering life from within the wheat, at Moranbah, Queensland.

    The one that didn't get away ...


    Honey, I'm home, and I've brought dinner, at Queensland's Kuluin

    Summer is coming and that usually heralds the storm season. Below, a massive storm buildup in a Northern State


    Incredible light — and a couple of birds racing for cover — as a storm builds over Cannon Creek, Queensland.


    Below:- Sometimes, inland, central Australia which is essentially a arid/desert land gets some rainfall and baby it become a green carpet over the usual
    Wide Brown Land.
    The Pilbra region of WA, home to a lot of the iron ore deposits. Iron ore is the main ingredient in the steel making process.


    We're on the road to …? The Great Northern Highway links Perth to Wyndham, passing through Sandfire and Pardoo in the Pilbara region of WA.

    This area is also home to Australia's native dog ... the Dingo


    With dingo breeding season occurring just once per year, it is a lucky thing to spot a mother and her pup at Telfer in Western Australia.

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