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Rivers of Sand

by on Oct.18, 2019, under Life, Photography

Once I’d drained a battery at Miaboolya Beach I landed and we packed up

Windswept Shores

Windswept Shores

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/500 sec at f/4, ISO 100

I decided to drive back out a couple kilometers up the entry road so that I could fly and photograph the delta from inland

Below is a 21 frame 180˚ stitched panorama looking straight out to sea. We’re just over a kilometer from the shoreline here

All Out to Sea

All Out to Sea

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/1250 sec at f/4, ISO 100 x 21 Frames

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Rivers of Sand

Rivers of Sand

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/2000 sec at f/4, ISO 100

 

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Miaboolya Beach Fish Habitat

by on Oct.17, 2019, under Life, Photography

More than 130 marine species inhabit the Miaboolya Beach Fish Habitat
Protection Area. One reason for such diversity is that Miaboolya’s main creek is the only creek in the Gascoyne that is cut off from the ocean by a sand bar for months at a time, creating a coastal lagoon.

Flames

Flames

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/240 sec at f/4, ISO 100

In addition, the Gascoyne River drains a vast catchment covering tens of thousands of square kilometres. When it floods, large amounts of fresh water, sediment and nutrients flow through the delta and
Miaboolya Creek. This increases plant growth in the mangroves, algal mats and salt marshes, enriching habitats and food sources for aquatic life.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Miaboolya Bay

Miaboolya Bay

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/800 sec at f/4, ISO 100 x 21 Frames

Sediments in the river water also cloud seawater in nearshore areas, enabling young fish to hide from predators. This has further helped Miaboolya to become an important fish nursery and habitat

Miaboolya Beach Fish Habitat

Miaboolya Beach Fish Habitat

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/400 sec at f/4, ISO 100

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Miaboolya Beach

by on Oct.16, 2019, under Life, Photography

We were back in Carnarvon for three more days. We decided to visit somewhere I’d not been before – nearby Miaboolya Beach

Miaboolya Beach is part of the Gascoyne River delta and is a short drive north of Carnarvon. It is home to a rich array of species and habitats – including an important fish nursery. Popular with locals and tourists for recreational fishing, crabbing and swimming. It is also culturally significant to Aboriginal people

Miaboolya

Miaboolya

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/400 sec at f/4, ISO 100

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

I was happy to come here because I’d also recce’d the location on Google Maps before coming on this trip. I’d seen that it was likely a good candidate for some drone photography

Pork Chop

Pork

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/240 sec at f/4, ISO 100

Wetland

Wetland

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/400 sec at f/4, ISO 100

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The Cobbled Road

by on Oct.15, 2019, under Life, Photography

We were leaving the Kennedy Range today and heading back to Carnarvon for a couple of days

We’d originally intended on staying at Gascoyne Junction for the night, but, well, there’s basically nothing there 🙁

Temple Gorge Campground

Temple Gorge Campground

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 64

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

On the way out we stopped at this historic cobbled road that we had seen when we were driving in here a few days ago

Cobbled

Cobbled

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 39 mm, 1/80 sec at f/11, ISO 64

Cobbled roads were used all around the Gascoyne Junction area and were built by men with pick and shovel during the Great Depression years of the 1930s

A work for the dole scheme funded the upgrades to the original roads that were often impassable after rain. The road was cobbled over the boggy sections to allow the mail run to get through

Cobbled Road

Cobbled Road

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/500 sec at f/4, ISO 100 x 3 Frames

From the air you get a better view of the old cobbled road heading off into the distance

Transverse

Transverse

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/200 sec at f/4, ISO 100

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Shadow Trail

by on Oct.14, 2019, under Life, Photography

With the sun now risen it was time for a few more downward facing images

Flow

Flow

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 160

Then it was time to land and pack up before heading back to the campground for breakfast

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Shadow Trail

Shadow Trail

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/30 sec at f/4, ISO 100

Look carefully (play where’s Rodney) and you’ll find me down below next to the trail

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