Early morning fog at Umina Beach
fishing at Umina Beach
Umina Beach at sunset
South Coast- Austinmere
Orange sands near Barrenjoey Head (North section of Palm Beach)
surf rescue on Umina Beach
across the water - Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Lion Island ( Bird Reserve), behind it : visible lighthouse at Barrenjoey Head, on the right: Pittwater- where Hawkesbury River meets the Ocean
old boat at Woy Woy
Early morning at Apple Tree Bay, Kuring-gai Chase National Park
murky water after the heavy rain
patience is a virtue
waiting for the high tide
evening at Patonga Beach
rainy day at Bobbin Head
marina at Bobbin Head
Low tide at Umina Beach the coral-like rocks are usually under water
Umina Beach at low tide
unusual cross shaped wave pattern, the bottom is completely smooth, no distortion
Grey mangrove trees at Woy Woy
Nearly sun set at Woy Woy
sand dunes at Birdie Beach
Patonga Creek wetlands
a view towards Kilcare Beach, in the centre there is a Lion Beach, behind it on the right Hawkesbury River.
SEASCAPES and WATERWAYS
Pearl Beach as seen from Mt. Ettalong lookout
This is a view from Pearl Beach, amazingly the rainbow appeared in the evening. Umina Beach is behind the hill on the left. There is secure rock pool at Pearl Beach, great place for swimming.
Early morning walk with my dog
mangroves at Patonga Creek
mangroves at Patonga Creek (Salt Marsh Reserve)
view from the cliff - Pearl Beach
Hawkesbury River- I have watched it from the cliff, it was a very cloudy day, the small patch of sun appeared for a while
Tranquil upper reaches of Hawkesbury River. it flows through picturesque gorges of Hawkesbury Sandstone National Parks. The aboriginal name for Hawkesbury River is Deerubbun.
gone fishing, Tuggerah Lake
Death Adder lie in ambush waiting for the prey. When hungry, death adders bury themselves amongst the leaf litter, soil or sand. The end of the tail is used for caudal luring and when wiggled is easily mistaken for a worm. An unsuspecting bird or mammal will attempt to seize it. Only then will the death adder move, lashing out with the quickest strike of any snake in the world. A death adder can go from a strike position, to strike and envenoming their prey, and back to strike position again, in less than 0.15 of a second.
Death Adder- Acanthophis laevis belongs to the most venomous snakes in the world.
This snake was photographed this morning in my back garden. My dog has has fear of snakes and his barking alerted me about the danger.
the snake came back to the garden, I have found it in the same spot as the last time
Common Garden Skink ( Lampropholis delicata ) adult size 9 cm long
just waiting for the snake catcher
puffer fish in fast running water
liquid rock 2
liquid rock 1
newly hatched baby fish stays close to the parent,