TASMANIA 2008

Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

Travelling Tasmania can provide one of the most rewarding experiences, if you have any affinity for nature and photography. The country is literally crawling with incredible forms of wildlife. From the tiny spider orchard to the ferocious Tasmanian devil, it is all on display, if you are willing to travel and explore far and wide.

This series of photographs documents my trip around the circumference of Tasmania, and features some of the countries most spectacular and formidable creatures.

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PRIME SEAL ISLAND SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION 2008

Prime Seal Island, home to the quokka, tiger snake, and imppressive white-bellied sea eagle.

In 2008, I joined the Tasmanian DPIW team who travelled to Prime Seal Island (Bass Strait, Tasmania) in order to conduct the first scientific fauna and flora inventory of the island.

The Hamish Saunders Memorial Island Survey Program was established in 2005 as the result of a partnership agreement between the Tasmanian Government and the Hamish Saunders Memorial Trust. The Program arose from the tragic loss of this young New Zealand scientist while he was assistingin Tasmanian Government research on remote Pedra Branca Rock in south western Tasmania. The program aims to collect scientific information on Tasmanian and New Zealand islands as a contribution to the long term management and conservation of their natural values.

Our findings are detailed in:

Harris, S., Driessen, M. and Bell, P. (2009). Prime Seal Island Scientific Expedition 2008. Hamish Saunders Memorial Trust, New Zealand and Biodiversity Conservation Branch, DPIPWE, Hobart, Nature Conservation Report Series 09/3.

http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/Publications/LJEM-7YQUHU?open)

 

 

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