Most photographs are presented geographically, for those who love a sense of place. Others are grouped in portfolios of favourite themes. Images may appear in more than one gallery or portfolio.
I like wild and bleak landscapes. Tasmania's Central Plateau is one of the largest extents of alpine country in Australia, with huge areas over 1200 metres elevation and many peaks over 1400 metres. Although remote and windswept, the plateau is far from barren. Lake-studded expanses and rocky pavements are densely embroidered in the most exquisite montane gardens, featuring Pencil Pines, Snow Gums, cushion plants, fern bogs and (very prickly) scoparia shrubs . I have long wanted to cross the whole plateau, and in October 2019 we walked for 12 days from north to south, from the Great Western Tiers near Deloraine, through the Walls of Jerusalem to the Lyell Highway near Lake St Clair. Most of our walk was through World Heritage listed reserves, and justly so.
Images from a three-day traverse of the highest part of Australia, in August 2020, on crampon and snowshoe (as we expected, the wind-blasted slopes were too icy for skiing). After an absence of too many decades, I was reminded what a magnificent piece of landscape this is. We climbed most of the highest peaks along the way, from South Ramshead to Mount Tate in the north.