Hawaiian Sunset

Hawaiin Sunset

Another amazing sunset, off the coast of the Big Island. While the sunsets in Hawai’i are always amazing, the colours have been even more spectacular with the “vog” that has been floating around. Vog is a form of air pollution that results when particles emitted by an erupting volcano react with the oxygen in the atmosphere. Not the greatest for your health, but amazing when it comes to the colour of any given sunset.

Overboard on the James Craig

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Sailing out of Darling Harbour, the James Craig provides passengers with an amazing tall ship sailing experience on most weekends throughout the year. After a complete overhaul of the ship that was once just a beached and abandoned hull, in February of 2001 she once again hoisted all her 21 sails for the first time in nearly 80 years and is now fully operational.

The James Craig is berthed at Wharf 7 Pyrmont and is open to the public for guided tours from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily.

Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay AquariumFounded in 1984, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is comfortably nestled at the end of cannery row in Monterey Bay, California. The aquarium, and its exhibits are widely popular, and have an annual attendance of 1.8 million visitors. With over 600 different species of sea life, it’s one of the most ecologically diverse aquariums in the world. It’s also set apart from other aquariums due to its ocean water pumping system, which essentially connects all of its exhibits to the ocean directly. The water is filtered for clarity during the day but at night, plankton and other naturally occurring minerals are let through, allowing the sea life to receive the same nutrients as they would in the wild.

Bare Island

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South East of Sydney, on the northern side of Botany Bay lies a small island named Bare Island.

Botany Bay was considered the back door into Sydney, thus making the city vulnerable to a seaborne attack, so back in 1877 it was decided that a fort was to be built on the island. Connected by a footbridge to the suburb of La Perouse, the historic military fort and tunnels on this island can only be visited by guided tour.

Easter Sunrise

Easter SunriseSometimes, you can prep all you want to get the perfect photo. You can easily spend an hour checking your equipment – your focal length, your aperture, your ISO, your flash settings…

And sometimes, all you need to do is grab your camera, run to the front door, and capture a moment, a million years in the making. Mother Earth is often your best subject.

Taronga Zoo

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While Taronga Zoo might not have the most amazing collection of animals or the most stunning of enclosures, it has a view that is unmatched. Appropriately named, Taronga is an Aboriginal word meaning beautiful view. Located across the harbour from the Sydney CBD, it’s a must do for locals and visitors alike. It’s just across the harbour from the Sydney CBD, easily accessed by ferry from just about anywhere on the harbour. Passengers disembarking at the ferry wharf, located on Bradleys Head Road, can enter the zoo via a gondola lift or connect with local State Transit bus services. Sydney Ferries offer a combined “ZooLink” ticket, covering ferry fares, park entry and gondola ride. Good value, for a good day out, especially if you’re visiting from overseas and want to take in a bit of Aussie wildlife without straying too far from the CBD.