Tree of Life
© Mieke Boynton www.miekeboynton.com / www.facebook.com/MiekeBoyntonPhotography An iconic boab tree in Derby, Western Australia. There are nine species of tree in the genus Adansonia. In Africa and Madagascar, they're referred to as baobab trees. In Australia, we call them boab trees. This one stands at the edge of the tidal mudflats in the Kimberley, and I have many photographs of it. To me, he's a magical old boab, and this photo is my way of conveying that special aura he has about him.
© Mieke Boynton www.miekeboynton.com / www.facebook.com/MiekeBoyntonPhotography Although I grew up believing that Winter was cold and wet, in the North of Australia it's just called "The Dry" - hot and cloudless and dry... and perfect for aerial photography of mudflats! These remarkable tidal mudflats are located near the Cambridge Gulf in the East Kimberley, Western Australia.
© Mieke Boynton www.miekeboynton.com Hancock Gorge, Karijini National Park, Western Australia. Although the overcast skies meant that the gorge didn't "light up" like I've seen it before, it was still a wonderful experience to spend a few hours here before the tourists arrived. I hiked in with a head-torch before dawn and soaked up the beauty and spirituality of this magnificent place...
Just for One Moment
© Mieke Boynton www.miekeboynton.com / www.facebook.com/MiekeBoyntonPhotography You get up in the darkness, try not to dwell on the fact that it’s cold and there’s likely to be ice on all the rocks, and that you have a couple of hours’ hiking ahead of you. You join a bunch of others at Dove Lake carpark at 4am, and think much more about a warm bed than sunrise. You turn your head-torch on, and put one foot in front of the other (grateful that it’s not as icy as they said it would be), all the way to Twisted Lakes, where you huddle, cold and shivering, waiting for the light… … and then it comes. Pure Magic. Just for One Moment. Little Horn reflected in the Twisted Lakes, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia. Please don't pin my photos to Pinterest/Tumblr/WeHeartIt etc. Thank you!
© Mieke Boynton www.miekeboynton.com / www.facebook.com/MiekeBoyntonPhotography An amazing reef nestled amongst the islands in Bardi country at the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia. This reef is one of the highest in the area, and when there’s a particularly low tide, it is entirely exposed. As the water rises, it rushes over the edge of the reef, creating a magificent cascade several hundred metres long. I stood on the ocean floor with my tripod to take this photo :)
Weathering the Storms
Sugarloaf Rock, Western Australia. Buy I email: miekeboynton(at)hotmail.com I Facebook Please don't pin my photos to Pinterest/Tumblr/WeHeartIt etc. You might do the right thing and link to here, but there's a good chance that some of the 200-2000 people who re-blog it won't bother. If I issue a DMCA notice to have it removed, please don't take offence - I'm just protecting my work from becoming Desktop Wallpaper / CD covers / company logos / eBook templates without my permission!