Photo of the week – Australian Birdwing

Australian Birdwing
Sipper Time

On a recent trip to Cairns in North Queensland, I took a trip up to Kuranda in the hinterland behind Cairns. One of the attractions is the Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary where thousands of these beautiful creatures flutter about a huge enclosure for the public’s pleasure.

This Australian Birdwing Butterfly is just one of many species that can be seen. The sanctuary offers education on the life cycle and habitat of butterflies as well as a breeding facility.

Have you been to the Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary: what did you think of it. Please feel free to leave a comment below……..

Breakfast on”The Deck”

Breakfast on “The Deck” at Turtle Beach Resort , Mermaid Beach on The Gold Coast. This has been my home for the last four months as I have been assisting with preparations for the Commonwealth Games. The plan had been to do a lot of photography and not so much work…As they say, the best laid plans of mice and men.. I ended up with a lot of work and not so much photography. But Hey, it has been a great experience

I Am Sam – A Stranger In The Night

A chance encounter outside a nightclub in Nobbies Beach brought me my next stranger…

I had hitched a ride on the 777 bus heading south from Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.  I had no particular destination in mind, other than to find a place to grab a bite to eat.  I jumped of at Nobby’s Beach to cheek out the possibilities and that is where I found Sam. Sam was doing door duty at a nightclub.  That was his night job….by day Same works at the Apple Store in Robina but his soul is in being creative.

What struck me about Sam was his look of old worldliness.  He could have come from almost any time in the past especially in the setting where I found him. Great guy with a great personality