Taking photographs and videos of wildlife is one of the most popular travel hobbies.
But it can be hard to know where to go to photograph iconic Australian animals like kangaroos, emus and colourful cockatoos.
Experienced Wildlife Guides know the where, when and why kangaroos will be present, what cockatoos are likely to show up, and how to stay hidden when emus are walking straight towards you.
Wildlife Guide Roger set up this marvellous wildlife opportunity for guests on a 21 day Maximum Wildlife tour. Watch:
This didn’t happen by accident. Roger, who grew up in the Victorian Mallee just near Mungo, planned the day around getting to this spot at the right time of day. He knew where there was water, and that thirsty Outback kangaroos, cockatoos and emus would come to it. He knew where to walk so that guests could photograph the Red & Western Grey Kangaroos Osphranter rufus & Macropus fuliginosus, Galahs Eolophus roseicapilla, Emus Dromaius novaehollandiae and Pink Cockatoos Lophochroa leadbeateri without disturbing them. But he didn’t expect all to come at the same time!
Part of the fun of wildlife photography is that nature is dynamic. Nature is not unpredictable, but it’s not reliable either – there are factors we can’t control and factors we can. In the hands of an expert, you are likely to get more factors right. Then wish for some luck, and amazing photographs can be created!
Photographs by Wildlife Guide Michael Williams. Check out his photo gallery here.