Conservation Photos Part IV: Landscapes

If I had to sum up my research in one word it would be autecology. I’m fascinated by the stories of individual species. Their life-histories, their patterns of activity and dispersal, their diets, their habitat requirements. In short, the axes that influence the survival of individuals and populations. But it’s just my particular window on ecosystem function. It’s a form of abstraction. Like all applied ecologists, I’m ultimately concerned with the persistence of entire ecosystems. So how does an autecologist indulge their passion for ecosystems directly? Through landscape photography, of course!

Morning light on the grassy woddlands of Lake Tutchewop, Victoria

Morning light on the open woodlands of Lake Tutchewop, Victoria

Sub-tropical rainforest of the Nightcap Range, NSW

The clear waters of a sub-tropical rainforest stream in the Nightcap Range, NSW

Waning moon over the Red Gum woodlands of southern New South Wales

Waxing moon over the Red Gum woodlands of southern New South Wales

Limestone bluffs of south-western Western Australia

Limestone heaths of south-western Western Australia

 

Granite scree of Mt Hope, Victoria

The granite heathlands of Mt Hope, Victoria

Cascade of a Mt Baw Baw rivulet

Light dancing on a Mt Baw Baw rivulet

Sandstone escarpment of Table Mountain, with the Murray Valley below

Sandstone escarpment of Table Mountain, with the Murray floodplain below

 

Storm brewing over an Alpine meadow

Storm brewing on an Alpine meadow

Deep summer in central Victoria

Deep summer amongst the granite inselbergs of central Victoria

Sunset on the Brunswick River estuary

Sunset on the Brunswick River estuary

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