Close Encounters With Australian Wildlife

It sounds a little naive but before I arrived in Australia, I only associated its animals with its vast areas of wilderness. I thought I would have to drive for days into its red centre to walk among Roos or spot wombats crossing the road. I never even entertained the idea of seeing the elusive…

In Pictures: A Tasmanian Wilderness

Tasmania is expansive and magnificent yet sometimes daunting. As I stood atop the state’s peaks and battered west coastline, I sensed that I was almost at the end of the earth.   To a certain extent this is true. Indeed, it’s possible that the island’s remote location provides an easy explanation for its emptiness. Despite…

In Pictures: Being Enlightened in Canberra

In early autumn, Canberra’s political and cultural center takes on a different hue. Even the deep reds and picturesque rustiness of the trees encircling Lake Burley Griffin can’t compete with the vivid glow of the annual Enlighten Festival. Through the wonder of modern technology and some very creative lighting architects, some of the city’s most…