Friday, February 3, 2012

Fantastic FNQ photo Friday

Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time up on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands on assignment for the Mercedes Magazine, a stunning publication sent out for free to owners of Mercedes cars.

Part of my assignment was to photograph Lake Barrine, part of Australia's most biologically diverse national park, the Crater Lakes National Park. (that title swings between it and the Daintree as more species get discovered in different areas!)

One of the great things to do on Lake Barrine is a boat cruise around the lake. Here you'll spot heaps of wildlife out sunning itself on the banks of the lake - snakes, ducks, turtles,eels and these beautiful Bearded Forest Dragons. This fellow wasn't perturbed in the least about us coming right up to him for a close-up and I love the detail and subtle colours the soft lighting has pulled out in his scaly skin.

So if you have a chance to pop up to the Tablelands for a day trip, or even an overnighter, then I definitely recommend a trip to Lake Barrine.

For more of the images I shot on that day head over to the Lake Barrine images on my website.