A feisty Horn-eyed Ghost Crab (Ocypode ceratophthalmus) adopts a defensive position on Broome’s Cable Beach. Ghost crabs are named for their pale carapace, and this particular species for the protrusions from its eye stalks. Ocypode ceratiphthalmus is found on exposed, seaward beaches, and is active at night. Ghost crabs have one claw larger than the other, and nest in … Read More
This beautiful little Pygmy Squid (probably Idiosepius pygmaeus) is only about 1cm long with tiny circular fins at the rear end, and longer tentacles that extend from shortish arms at the front of the animal. Feeding on tiny shrimps and crabs, it’s said that the squid sneaks up on shrimp and immobilises them by biting through the nerve chord. Thesquid … Read More
Join Broome film makers, photographers, and naturalists Richard Costin and Annabelle Sandes on a 7 day wildlife expedition cruise along the Kimberley coast. Travelling through some of the most remote parts of Australia, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph Humpback whales in their calving grounds as we travel through the Kimberley’s remarkable Buccaneer Archipelago, and the outer reefs and shoals. … Read More
29th March: On watch from 2am on SPV Odyssey and cruising down the Dampier Peninsula, I was astonished to see schools of prawns and sardines dancing in the glare of the spotlights off Pender Bay.
IN 2007 after much planning, fellow photographer Richard Costin and I embarked on a three month expedition up the Kimberley coast to photograph whales and other marine life in Camden Sound. Wending our way down the coast towards Derby at the end of the trip, we moored our houseboat on a sandbank in Talbot Bay, near Turtle Reef, to co-incide … Read More