Diving Macleay Island

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Naturalist Richard Costin

Diving in Kimberley waters is not for the faint hearted; saltwater crocodiles and  sharks cruise these tropical waters, and strong tides and currents can take unwary divers by surprise.  However, determined to explore an island he hadn’t previously visited, Broome based naturalist Richard Costin packed his swag on the roof of his dinghy and set off on a 500km round … Read More

Kimberley Whale Watching

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Kimberley Whale Watching’s website incorporates two different themes; one for the main body of the site and one for the trip reports, which has a different feel and uses Google maps to plot daily activities along the Kimberley coast.  The site includes a downloadable PDF brochure.

Crocodile attack Dugong Bay

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A recent crocodile attack in Dugong Bay serves as a reminder that saltwater crocodiles are found in both fresh and saltwater.

Microbats

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Huddled under an overhang at Ruby Falls in Red Cone Creek at the back of Doubtful Bay are a small cluster of microbats, one of 22 species in the Kimberley and one of 35 in Western Australia.

Turtle on Turtle Reef

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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

Huge Wet Season

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Huge rains in the Fitzroy and Ord River catchments have led to flooding in the east and west Kimberley.  The Aboriginal community of Warmun has been destroyed, leading Liberal Party Senator Alan Eggleston to suggest that the community may need to be rebuilt on higher ground.  Pricless artworks by deceased artists were amongst the belongings lost to the floods.  Guests … Read More