Boxing Trio

Christmas has come and gone, and what’s left is to tidy up. I’ve been picking through my old hard drive, in search of nostalgic gold. I watched Into The Wild earlier this week and it had quite an impact on me. I cast my mind back to the adventures I’ve had in places so wild and untamed they seemed almost magical – but then realised in all those situations I was rarely far outside my comfort zone, and only a few times genuinely without help in case of emergency. So were they wild?

Green Thighed Frog Litoria Brevipalmata

The eye of a threatened Green Thighed Frog, Litoria brevipalmata.

Log Flames

A charred exterior usually signifies strife, but for many things in Australia it provides an opportunity for life to spring anew.

Roo Startled

I startled this roo near Apsley Falls. It’s possibly the most surprised animal I’ve shot…

Perhaps it doesn’t matter. Going back through my photos, I realised just how remarkable those 4 months in 2010 were. And so many other adventures before that – camping in 2003 for 5 months, on and off; glorious hikes in the Gold Coast hinterland; some shared, some alone, all infecting me deeply with an appreciation of the natural world. 2012 has been a bit light on the wild side for me… I think that has to change in 2013!

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  1. Chris

    I agree David. (Although city living can be ‘wild’ in a different way.) I think it is the serenity of those times you miss. It all awaits here in Oz.

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