If you missed Tim’s article in Australian Geographic you can now read it online. In the Cape York Peninsula of Australia, the boulder fields are a spectacular sight. Tim and biologist Conrad Hoskin traveled by helicopter to discover new species during their expedition. You can read the article on Australian Geographic’s webpage – Cape Melville’s Lost World.
Cape York Peninsula
Harvard University published a story on Tim’s recent discoveries of new species in Cape Melville, Australia. This was part of his Cape York expedition where they were dropped off by a helicopter to the rainforest in the mountains made of boulders. Tim is an associate of Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology after receiving his Ph.D. in Biology from the prestigious university. View the entire story on the Harvard Gazette’s website.
In March, Tim went to the Cape Melville Range in Australia with Conrad Hoskin from James Cook University and discovered new species of amphibian and reptiles. This was part of an expedition traversing the Cape York Peninsula of Northeastern Australia. As you can see from the picture above, the mountain range is covered with huge boulders that make the area almost impassable. The only way in was by being dropped off by helicopter onto one of the boulders the size of a house, which didn’t work the first time. You can read the full story by National Geographic News.
I am on my way home from a three-week trip to Australia’s Cape York Peninsula on assignment for National Geographic magazine. Believe it or not, there are still places in the world without easy internet access and this was one of them. Now that I am back in contact, I will share some new images from the trip here and via my Instagram feed over the next week or so.
This ongoing project for Nat Geo has the goal of documenting the landscapes and unique biodiversity of this remote part of Northeastern Queensland. Last year I made two expeditions here in the dry season, and I now returned to cover what it looks like in the wet season, which looks dramatically different in places.
Above is an example shot from a low flying helicopter: This is Piccaninny Plains Wildlife Sanctuary, where I photographed the parched dry landscape in September. Now the same area is dotted with potholes full of water while storm clouds with more water loom above.
You can look back at my Instagram feed to see earlier shots from Cape York in the dry season, and stay tuned for some more new photos over the coming days……
On the East coast of Cape York, Drew Fulton savors the pre-sunrise sky show with his morning coffee before we head off to photograph birds.
I am still in the Cape York Peninsula of Australia. The spectacular Sulfur-crested Cockatoos are so common here, that we rarely give them a second look after several weeks in the field. But this pair at a nest cavity was worth a shot.