Monday, March 28, 2011

Extreme Sea Foam

The East coast of Australia has had some severe storms of late.
This video shows the extent of the sea foam washed ashore.
Its maximum depth was a little over 2 meters and was positioned over sand on the beach above the waterline.

Its a strange sensation being encased in a sea of windblown foam, with an idea of what it would be like pictured below. Keep in mind that we are standing on dry beach. :)

Monday, March 07, 2011

Fellow nature lovers

I would like to thank Jasmine Hall from for sending me some great links under the heading " 12 coolest  TED talks for nature lovers".
The talks are well worth viewing and so I have decided to include them for your enjoyment.
Below is a sample of what the link has to offer. 
The following video is from a talk on Bees by Dennis vanEngelsdorp and makes compelling viewing.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Stick Insect

Today I was lucky enough to photograph a reasonably large Stick Insect.
They seemed fairly common when I was younger, not so now.
Perhaps I spent more time looking. :)
It was interesting to note the vertically arranged mouth parts, enabling easy shredding of leaves.
The plant being consumed is a Black Wattle 

Having never seen a Stick Insect feeding, this was a great photographic opportunity for me to capture one of natures more interesting and unusual forms in its day to day activities.