There are few locations better than Outback Australia to witness the night sky in all its wonder. With endless plains and city lights a distant memory, the tapestry of stars extending across the heavens is equal parts awe-inspiring and humbling.
With the park gates set to close as the last traces of sunlight fled the sky, this image is a blend of exposures. I first captured Uluru lit by residual sunlight forty minutes after sunset, before driving outside the park to capture the Milky Way in the dark of night.
Inside the breathtaking stone walls of Arizona's Antelope Canyon it still remains eerily dark, even in the middle of the day. Yet cracks overhead allow light to shine on through, illuminating the mesmerising canyon carved over eons and eons.
It's one of those experiences that fully lives up to any preconceived notion of how beautiful the place is. That’s if, like me, you lag behind the tour group waiting for tourist-free moments like this one.
I’ve wandered through the sugar pines of Laurel Hill half a dozen times now, yet the forest keeps drawing me back. Perhaps it’s the limbless trunks towering above. Or the golden light flooding the forest of an early morning. Or the eerie streams of fog snaking through the trees on a brisk winter’s day.
Regardless, each time I walk away humbled by the grandeur of the giants, knowing I'll return again soon.
As the sun was setting over NZ’s Catlins region we stumbled across this magnificent countryside scene. My favourite part? The two little lambs following their mother in the bottom left of the image.
The striking basalt columns of the old Bombo Quarry under the tapestry of the night sky.
Far enough away from the lights of Sydney, clear skies allow the Milky Way to shine brightly over the temple-like structures below.
A long-exposure of the imposing Thunder Creek Falls along Haast Pass.
Moonlight illuminating Aoraki / Mount Cook under the crisp clear skies of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
The striking Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in southern Iceland, which forges its way through the countryside for 2 km. I used a polarising filter to cut down the glare in the snaking river, and a long exposure to smooth out the flowing water.
The majestic Lower McLean Falls in the lush Catlins Forest, tucked away in the south east of New Zealand.