Judging The Nature Conservancy Photo Competition 2016

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Eye Spy by Mark Seabury

Nature Conservancy Australia contacted me in June to see  if I’d be interested in being a judge for this year’s Nature Photo Competition. Of course I would! I’ve admired the work of the Nature Conservancy in the US for years. They also spread their activities around the globe and have successfully protected over 48 million hectares of land and thousands of … Read More

Art Wolfe in Australia

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How lucky was I to meet Art Wolfe! This man is the best wildlife photographer in the world. I consider myself so privileged to hear him speak when he was at the Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour on Friday night. He was sponsored by Denis Glennon who does wildlife photography tours to Africa and elsewhere. Art knocked my socks off … Read More

Let’s Encourage Young Photographers

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I’d like to acknowledge a budding young nature and wildlife photographer, Mikaela Clews. She won the Young Encourage-ment award at the recent Gosford Council photo competition. Mikaela Clews deserves a lot of credit for getting out into the bushlands around Gosford, New South Wales. The aim of the photo competition was to portray how nature is on the city’s doorstep. Mikaela … Read More

Watch Your Whales – They’re Back!

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June 1st announces the start of the whale watching season. Humpbacks and southern rights can now be sighted off the New South Wales Coast as they head north to breed in warmer waters. I’ve been blown away by this annual event ever since that June in 1988 when I carried out an assignment for Good Weekend magazine. It was unique … Read More

Kodak Fosters Nature Photography

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Well, I’ve had a big adventure! I ‘just’ finished my seminar series with Kodak, “Great Recipes for Wildlife Photography”. Although the tour ended three weeks ago, it has taken me this long to handle all the jobs that had piled up in my absence. The talks were a great success with record crowds at each venue. In Melbourne and Sydney … Read More

Kodak Seminar Tour

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Kodak and I are touring all over Australia and New Zealand in September. If you or a friend is interested in wildlife and nature photography, here’s an invitation to come along. Bookings are essential, so to attend this free seminar, you’ll have to sign up. Just go to the front page of Kodak’s website www.kodak.com.au and click on my name … Read More