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Pictorial Look Sydney's Winter Bush Land!



 


 

The Photographer

 


Don McNicol lives on the upper

North Shore of Sydney. His

house borders the Kuring-Gai

National Park.

SYDNEY BUSH LAND IN WINTER!

 

 

There are so many facades to Sydney's natural bush land. Every season, there is something new and interesting to look at. At the beginning of July, I went out with one of my photo-taking friends, not really looking for that extra special shot, but just to be out in nature and learn more about our cameras.

 

We went to Bobbin Head, north of Sydney City and walked around the tidal Hawkesbury River, amongst the mangroves and along the new boardwalk built by Hornsby Council.

 

There were a couple of interesting shots and I thought I would share them with you.

 

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A Photo of my camera-clicking mate!

 

 

 

The beauty of the Australian Bush can be seen here as the sun shines through the trees.

 

 

 

Some Trees just seem to be hanging by a thread but this gum-tree is probably a couple of hundred years old

 

 

 

You see some interesting twists and turns in some of the gums. This one caught my eye

 

 

 

Here are some Mangroves. Mangroves are an ecosystem all of their own supporting a lot of wild-life

 

 

 

A photo of the Mangroves with the tide out

 

 

 

Crabs living in the Mangroves

 

 

 

Banksias tend to survive the tidal areas of Australia. This one supports moss

 

 

 

Another Banksia supporting extra life

 

 

 

New life sprouts from this old Banksia

 

 

 

Because of the constant wet in the Mangrove areas, there is a lot of moss and fungi growing everywhere

 

 

 

Because of the constant wet in the Mangrove areas, there is a lot of moss and fungi growing everywhere

 

 

 

Because of the constant wet in the Mangrove areas, there is a lot of moss and fungi growing everywhere

 

 

 

Because of the constant wet in the Mangrove areas, there is a lot of moss and fungi growing everywhere

 

 

 

This was certainly an interesting fungus. I'm still to identify it!

 

 

 

Some Mushrooms growing in the litter of the forest

 

 

 

Another tree that looks as if it it growing right out of the rock!

 

 

 

Life supports life

 

 

 

Sydney Blue Gum has interesting patterns in its bark

 

 

 

Sydney Blue Gum has interesting patterns in its bark

 

 

 

I can't claim this as one of my own, Ken took this whilst holding my camera so I could take a phone call (OMG)

 

 

 

Man Made Path through the bush

 

 

 

Man Made Path through the bush

 

 

 

I couldn't help feeing in awe at the colours and strata shapes in the sandstone

 

 

 

I couldn't help feeing in awe at the colours and strata shapes in the sandstone

 

 

 

I couldn't help feeing in awe at the colours and strata shapes in the sandstone

 

 

 

The Mangroves & Bush support a host of wildlife...here is one of them

 

 

 

The Mangroves & Bush support a host of wildlife...here is another of them

 

 

 

The Mangroves & Bush support a host of wildlife...here is another of them

 

 

 

The Mangroves & Bush support a host of wildlife...here is another of them

 

 

 

The Mangroves & Bush support a host of wildlife...here is another of them

 

 

 

You can even see a Pelican or two foraging in the Mangroves

 

 

 

Some of Sydney's bush land allows horse riding so you might chance on a horse or two

 

 

LINKS TO OTHER PHOTO PAGES


 Sydney Naturally Home

 Sydney City

 Sydney Harbour

 Sydney's Northern Beaches

 Map of Sydney

 Taronga Zoo Animals

 Insects of the Sydney Basin

 Butterflies of the Sydney Basin

 Bobbin Head in Winter

 Lisgar Gardens - Hidden Secrets

 Hornsby-Sydney's North Shore

 Cumberland Forest

 Snowy Mountain Lakes

 Water & Water Effects

 Photography 101 - Tips & Tricks


Good things never last unless we fix them for eternity into images that all can see. Photographs remind us what we forget! Besides, no-one will believe that I was "this close" or it was "that big" unless I can show them indubitable proof"

 

Don McNicol

Photographer (1949-)

 

 

Email_info@sydneynaturally.com.au



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Sydney Harbour Bridge at night

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Sydney Harbour Bridge at night

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Harbour Ballroom...A floating entertainment venue that seats

more than 300 guests whilst sailing

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Opera House from across the Harbour

 

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cars cross the Sydney Harbour

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Lunar Parks Big face looks over

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can be seen here!

 

Banksia Spinulosa

 

Banksia Spinulosa

 

Flowering Pink Gum

 

Flowering Red Gum

 

Flowering Red Gum

 

Flowering Red Gum

 

Yellow Grevillea

 

Winter Wattle

 

Callistermine

 

Grevillea

 

Grevillea

 

Presiara Gum

 

Presiara Gum

 

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Asian Tiger

 

Snow Leopard

 

Orangutan

 

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Masai Mara Lion

 

Horned Viper

 

Female Gorilla

 

Giraffe

 

Adult Fur Seal

 

Adult Fur Seal

 

Large Chameleon

 

Female Chimpanzee

 

Female Chimpanzee with son

 

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Star Turtle

 

Finches

 

Finches

 

Finches

 

Rattle Snake

 

Peacock

 

Green Parrot

 

Gang Gang Cockatoo

 

Mother Duck & Chicks

 

Mir cats

 

Komodo Dragon

 

Green Tree Frog

 

Chameleon

 

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