Kimberley Whale Watching’s 2014 wildlife trips brochure.
At the eastern end of Talbot Bay lies Poulton Creek, a large freshwater system not far from the Horizontal Waterfalls. The creek is lined with an extensive mangrove system, and on a still morning this makes for the most beatiful reflective shots. In the wet season the sheer volume of freshwater in Poulton Creek keeps the saltwater at bay. Have … Read More
After a period of being landlocked, we packed our cameras and headed out in the dinghy yesterday for a cruise around Roebuck Bay, enjoying unseasonal easterly winds. Our prevailing wet season winds are westerlies, which make for choppy conditions in Roebuck Bay. Heading across the bay to the waters off Thangoo, we spotted six of these gorgeous little newborn Zebra … Read More
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
The 2013-2014 wet season got off to a flying start in December 2013, with falls of 205mm, followed by 390mm in January 2014. To the south of Broome, Roebuck Plains is a vast, flat catchment, subject to tidal saltwater inundation from Roebuck Bay, with millions of litres of freshwater flowing back into the bay after sustained rainfall. In the … Read More
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
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
I’ve spent the morning touching up and uploading some of Richard Costin’s beautiful images of the Kimberley coast and inland, most of them taken with a Pentax 6×7 medium format camera. One of my favourites is this beautiful wet season shot of Kingfisher Island, in the Buccaneer Archipelago, taken on a low spring tide which exposed the mudflats surrounding the … Read More