The Tarkine, Tasmania, Australia, December, 2012

The Tarkine region of northwest Tasmania contains the largest expanse of temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere. It is a wilderness under threat from mining and logging.

In December 2012 I visited the area with my partner Andrew. We made soundscape recordings and photographs in the hope of contributing to the efforts to raise awareness, and to assist in communicating how precious this wild place is. To hear the recording we made, and to read further please visit our Listening Earth website – where you can download the album for free.

Here is a  selection of some of my images from that trip.


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Bidar Fort, Bidar, Karnataka, India, 2003



Elephant stables

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They’re dancing in the streets, Mumbai, India, 2003

January, 2003… It was our last day in India and we were packing, getting ready to leave for the airport. Outside our hotel we could hear the joyful sounds of singing and laughter accompanying drums, trumpets and cymbals. I leaned out our hotel window and saw women and children dancing in celebration.

I have no idea what the occasion may have been, but it was vibrant and joy-filled – one of those ‘only in India’ moments.





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The ruins of Termessos, Antalya, Turkey, 2009

A rough and steep path leads high to the hilltop city that was once Termessos.

What struck me in exploring the ruins of Termessos, was the contrast between the cut limestone and the surrounding sheer and rocky mountains.

This is a place that defied Alexander the Great in 333 BC, but was itself defeated by the forces of nature and, ironically, the very material it was constructed from. It was abandoned after an earthquake destroyed the city’s water supply.

The effort in constructing the city must have been colossal, and yet centuries later and the inevitable entropy after its desertion, the spirit of this place endures.

As we scrambled over fallen columns and capitals, making our way through overgrown pathways and taking in the majestic views from the theatre, the stillness of the stone pervaded.


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Slideshow: Banganga Tank, Mumbai, India, 2006

Banganga Tank is my favourite place in Mumbai. It is tucked away at the end of a narrowing alley in the Malabar Hill area and it provides a quiet sanctuary from the frenzied pace of the city.

The tank was built in 1127 AD and is fed by a perennial spring. It is surrounded on four sides by winding passageways that lead to homes, temples, shrines and market stalls.

Sit on the steps that lead down to the waters, and watch daily life unfold – ritual bathers making offerings, funeral rites read by a Brahmin priest to family members, clothes and bodies are washed, herons wade watchfully to glimpse a fish, and children play.


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Offering light at Bodhnath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal 2002

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Prayer wheels at Bodhnath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal 2002


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Breakfast at the Madras Coffee House, Khajuraho, India, Dec 2011

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Spider Orchids, Nov, 2010

I made these images a little over two years ago, after we had experienced 13 years of drought. Following a wonderfully wet winter, we eagerly anticipated the promise of spring and summer orchids in the bush on our property.

These Brown-clubbed Spider Orchids, (Caladenia phaeoclavia) flower on the south side of our ridge.


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The Buddhas of Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand, 2008



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