The Big Picture has some wonderful wildlife photography from National Geographic’s new epic documentary series “Great Migrations“.”Move as millions, survive as one”. That is the subtitle to the new seven-part television series from National Geographic called “Great Migrations”. Animals great and small are on the move around the world, chasing resources in dangerous journeys that might take mere hours or span generations. To capture the images and video for the series, National Geographic’s photographers spent two and a half years in the field, traveling 420,000 miles across 20 countries and all seven continents. There is some stunning wildlife photography previewed at the Big Picture – well worth a look. “Great Migrations” premieres this sunday night in Victoria Australia on Foxtel’s National Geographic Channel.
It is hard to believe it has already been a year since I started this blog – where has the time gone? Over the past year or so I have visited New Zealand’s South Island, Tasmania, Iceland, London, and many Australian locations for my photography. Reporting on my time photographing at these locations and sharing some of the photographs has been almost as much fun as the expeditions themselves.
2011 also has some very exciting photographic expeditions planned including Tasmania in the new year, New Zealand’s South Island mid year and Antarctica in November / December – a trip I am very much looking forward to. I will no doubt squeeze in as many local trips as I can when opportunities arise as there are still many locations I wish to visit in Australia.
In terms of exhibitions I will soon be announcing my Iceland exhibition which will go on display in Melbourne around March next year before it tours the country. I am also currently in preliminary talks for another exhibition in Tasmania and will post details if and when the exhibition is confirmed.
I plan to expand my blog over the coming year with more video footage from the field to better share the experience of wilderness landscape photography. It is no secret that there is a massive convergence of still and video photography underway being driven by the camera manufacturers marketing machines. This revolution has meant that there is hardly a DSLR or point and shoot camera released today that does not have some kind of video capability. Whilst I am strictly a stills photographer I do recognise the potential for video to add value to my online work – so I will be carrying a high definition video camera on all of my upcoming trips and hope to post footage from the locations I visit.
I have also just invested in a new wide format printer to enable me to make larger prints of my photographs as well as some new camera equipment. The next year should be very exciting and I am looking forward to posting more photographs, video footage and associated photographic news.
I have updated the photo of the month for November – Another from my trip to Iceland in July / August this year. A higher resolution copy of this photograph is on my main Portfolio website under ‘Iceland’. This photograph will also be part of my upcoming exhibition early next year. Details to follow.