The Wildlife Photos on this website can be described as 'highly authored' in that they are representative of the individual style and techniques of the Australian photographer, Peter Strain.
This Kimberley turtle is more in line with public expectations of Australian Nature Photography from the Kimberley coast.
The main marine animals that get most of the attention are the larger animals, particularly the whales and dolphins.
This baby whale at Camden Sound is typical of the popular nature photography from the Kimberley coast.
The dolphins and whales are sometimes amusingly referred to as...
...because they are symbols of the Kimberley coast for many of the environmental social movements that aspire to protect this remarkable and vast piece of coastline. A number of Australian wildlife photographers have attached themselves to such environmental social movements as Save the Kimberley, Environs Kimberley and the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness and provide political support to fund raising programs around current issues about gas processing near James Price Point 60 kms to the north of Broome.
This website endeavors to present the...
...less charismatic but equally important world of smaller marine animals...
...from the inter-tidal zone of the mostly more remote and pristine Kimberley shores.
This includes the macro photography worlds of small sea creatures from the shores, mangrove forest, reefs, tidal flats and shallow water marine life.
This grey heron is a great teacher for any photographer or observer who ever aspires to work with the small creatures on the Kimberley tidal flats.
His patience, poise and ability to keep perfectly still for long periods are exactly the qualities needed to get great nature photographs.
Not a lot of the wildlife photos in this collection are underwater photos but they are all from the intertidal shores.
This photo of Green Ants Drinking is a link between wildlife cameraman, Peter Strain's style and the conventional Kimberley wildlife photographer/s.
You can almost imagine each ant having it's own personality in this shot. But the next step is...
...what differentiates Peter Strain's style from the normal realms of nature photography.
This picture is called "Boss Ant" because it can be seen as the supervisor ant with his hand on his hip watching over the other ants.
A picture with artistic imposition by the photographer and the observers.
Normally nature photographers try to show creatures as taxonomically recognizable as that particular creature in its environment and readily identifiable. This is actually a Green Ant from the shores of the Kimberley coast. Clearly the photographer has imposed human characteristics on the subject.
Here is the same type of ant photographed expressing another human characteristic.
"Ballerina Ant" is one of a series of green ant nature photographs taken on the Kimberley coast near Koolan Island.
Thus you may explore other pages and pictures on this website - with the understanding of what is meant by...
...an authored collection of wildlife nature photos...
...by one of the most creative Australian wildlife photographers to emerge from the Anthropocene Art movement.
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