Surprise – Surprise

This Pied Oystercatcher I snapped over the weekend was surprised by a incoming wild wave at Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast. I knew this was bound to happen at some stage so I waited for the right moment: Oystercatchers are very shy of humans and seldom allows close approach. That’s for bloody sure. They are as wary little bastards. I snapped this one with a 300mm lens. Queensland, Australia.

A Rocky Start To The Morning

I’m not saying this man I photographed at Snapper Rock yesterday on the Gold Coast was in danger, but rock fishing is noted as the most dangerous sport in Australia. There has been at least 68 deaths in the last five years in Australia with almost all victims not wearing life jackets. This bloke survived okay, but I didn’t see him catch any fish. Queensland, Australia.

Maybe A Model

Maybe a model for a magazine – I do not know. But it was a wonderful sight from Miami Hill on the fabulous Gold Coast over the weekend. I was so far away I needed to use a 600mm lens to snap this. And to top it off, a wave ripped up the beach just as I pressed the shutter. It filled up the frame – and that’s what I wanted. Hooray, Queensland, Australia.

Happiness In Color

Hooray, another happy snap of The Color Run (their spelling), held on the Gold Coast yesterday. The organisers believe it is the ‘Happiest 5K on the Planet’. It is staged all around the world and is the largest running series ever. It was founded in January 2012 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together. Queensland, Australia.