I’ve just returned from an amazing couple of days with my parents up in the Bunya Mountains. One of my goals on this brief return home to Brisbane was to get stuck into some decent wildlife photography in an bid to showcase to my new Canadian friends what kind of breathtaking beauty we have in the form of the birds and wildlife in this country.
One of the things I have noticed after having now completed a number of hikes in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario is that it’s highly unlikely that you are going to stumble upon much wildlife or bird life while hitting the trails. If you do, however, you will be treated to something incredibly special and potentially BIG (in physical terms) like moose and bear.
The Australian bush, on the other hand, is almost guaranteed to throw up a number of furry and feathered critters of all shapes and sizes. Granted, the Bunya Mountains are renowned for their wildlife encounters. Red-Necked Wallabies graze in the front and back yards of pretty much every holiday house and cottage available to the everyday visitor, and inquisitive King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas, used to the daily seed feedings at the local general store, are by no means shy when it comes to photographic opportunities.
Needless to say I had an absolute blast over the past few days and I’d just like to thank my parents for making the amazing experience possible.