It's Wild and it's Life and it's available for you at The Australian Reptile Park, Somersby.

December 10, 2011 — March 22, 2012

 

We visited The Australian Reptile Park to work out the details of a forthcoming Outdoor Wildlife Photographic Workshop being put on by Studio 49, Sydney on December 10. 

 

 It's Wild, it's Life and it's available for you at The Australian Reptile Park, Somersby.

To say we were blown away by the park, the staff, the café and the animals is a gross understatement. We were also blown away by the weather for our visit with very strong southerly winds and rain for the most part of the day. The fact that the weather didn't really distract us from our mission is indeed testament to the park and its attractions inside and outside and indoors and outdoors. 

Shooting wildlife can happen anywhere. The elements involved in finding the animals, birds, bugs, reptiles were on offer both inside and outside the park. Inside of course there are many opportunities to get up close with a camera. You don't need a fancy DSLR (really big camera and lens) to do this (although you will on the Dec 10 course, other Point and Shoot courses will be available in 2012) although it helps.

A few images from our day at the park in November are below.

 

http://www.reptilepark.com.au/ 

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Australian-Reptile-Park/163000207975 

 

https://twitter.com/reptilepark  

 

Visit Studio 49's workshops page for the downloadable .pdf on the Dec 10 workshop.

 

http://www.studio49.com.au/workshops 

 

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Locations visited

New Caledonia

Somersby

Wildlife

Mammals 1 species
Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) 2 Part of the behind the scenes action
Land Birds 7 species
Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) 11 Now easily seen on any visit to Riviera Bleue
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) 2 small parties inside and outside the park
Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis) 2 Free-flying birds around and within the park
New Caledonian Thicketbird (Megalurulus mariei) 2 Roadside Observation Farino NP
Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) 2 In reception;-)
Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) 2 Around the park and grounds
Crow Honeyeater (Gymnomyza aubryana) 1 Road Side Observation Riviera Bleue National Park

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Alan McBride


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