Thursday, August 30, 2007


According to a new government census India's tiger population has fallen drastically during the past five years, with poaching and urbanisation cited as the probable reasons for the decline.

Tigers are poached for their body parts - skins are prized for fashion and tiger bones are used for oriental medicines. India is home to 40% of the world's tigers, with 23 tiger reserves in 17 states.

Yanomama in motion

The Ocelot (Felis pardalis) is a small cat from Central and South America.
The name "ocelot" comes from the Mexican Aztec word "tlalocelot" meaning field tiger.

The mysteries of the garden shed

50mm lenses can make anything look interesting

Chaos and Insects

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.

E.O. Wilson

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Enjoy England?

Margate, not the best seaside town England has to offer.
Being an Aussie gal, I'm probably particularly fussy about beaches

All in a row

In the mysterious shell grotto - ooooooh!
Margate - Kent

Botany Bay

Kent that is, not Australia


Sheep and apples in the Kent countryside, UK

Cairns birdwing butterfly

Cairns birdwing butterfly, originally uploaded by Nyx.

Kuranda butterfly sanctuary, Queensland

In the jungle

In the jungle, originally uploaded by Nyx.

One of my nicer self portraits...Do I look tranquil? Well I'm trying not to be eaten by mosquitos!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Wee willy wagtail

Wee willy wagtail, originally uploaded by Nyx.

Millaa Millaa

Queensland, Australia

Tree fern

Tree fern, originally uploaded by Nyx.

50mm lens - much better with the low light conditions encoutered in the rainforest


Bushfire, originally uploaded by Nyx.


Crocs ahoy, originally uploaded by Nyx.

Love the expression and shadows here

Road trains at sunset

Road trains at sunset, originally uploaded by Nyx.

Road trains are the most common forms of goods transport in Australia. Huge trucks covering large distances every week.

Magnetic termite mounds

Magnetic termite mounds, originally uploaded by Nyx.

Selling tradition

Artist, originally uploaded by Nyx.

At the local Darwin beach markets, Australia

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare sieze the fire?

William Blake 1794