Walk This Way

This is the very first picture I snapped of six-month-old Mishka and her mother, Liya when I strolled into Polar Bear Shores at Sea World a few days ago. You can see the mist of cold water, and the red thing floating in the foreground is one of their toys. And my, they really love their toys – they wouldn’t leave them alone. Gold Coast, 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.

Shifting Sands

The biggest offshore dredging program has kicked off with a 111m long barge dredging tonnes of sand and pumping it toward beaches on the Gold Coast. The $13.9 million Beach Nourishing Project aims to increase the amount of sand on open beaches which are vulnerable to erosion caused by powerful cyclones and wild surf. For the next 16 weeks crew on the Balder R hopper dredger owned by Danish company Rohde Nielsen will work all hours dredging tonnes of sand from deepwater to the surf zone. I SNAPPED this wonderful sight with a 600mm lens at Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast. In Queensland, Australia.