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
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
Looking back through a photographer’s archive at whale photos taken on the Kimberley coast.
65km off the Kimberley coast lies Adele Island, a low grassy fish-hooked shaped mound surrounded by extensive sandy reef flats. Although a tiny speck on the map, Adele is an important breeding ground for Masked and Brown boobies (Sula dactylatra and Sula leucogaster), Lesser Frigage birds (Fregata ariel), terns, pelicans, and various waders. In 2010 and 2011 we visited … Read More
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