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  • Satin Bowerbird (Image ID 19432)

    Satin Bowerbird.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Australian Owlet-nightjar (Image ID 34076)

    Australian Owlet-nightjar.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian Pelican, Black Swan, Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 34734)

    Australian Pelican, Black Swan, Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover (Image ID 28779)

    Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover.   Photographer: David Newell

  • Comb-crested Jacana (Image ID 29484)

    Comb-crested Jacana.   Photographer: Bill Harding

Gary KingMy wife Kerry (a great bird spotter) and I are originally from NSW but have resided in Hobart since 2001, where we are now retired.  My first degree is in Forest Science (ANU) and I also have a Master’s degree (by research) in Natural Resources (UNE).  The post-graduate degree had a wildlife management focus.  I have worked in forest management and forest research in NSW, Tasmania, New Zealand, Nepal (twice), Bhutan and Vietnam, and have published research in both national and international scientific journals and conference proceedings.  Up until a few ago I was chairman of the Forest Practices Advisory Council in Tasmania.  I was formerly a member of the Regent Honeyeater Recovery Team and the Wedge-tailed Eagle Recovery Team (Tas).  For the last ten years I have been involved in environmental audits of forest practices in Victoria.

My interest in birds has been lifelong, starting with keeping and breeding Australian finches as a boy through to assisting with bird surveys for environmental assessments and now that we have more time we are trying to see and photograph as many of Australia’s beautiful birds as possible.  Photography has been a growing passion, particularly over the last 5 years.  I do a lot of landscape photography on my travels chasing but not harassing birds.  In the last 12 month I have learnt the value of shooting in raw and I’m still working on mastering the post-processing software.

 

Recent Picks

Grey Shrike-thrush (Image ID 35396)
Grey Shrike-thrush
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 16
Tahiti Petrel (Image ID 35375)
Tahiti Petrel
Rodney Appleby
Viewed: 12
Kermadec Petrel (Image ID 35325)
Kermadec Petrel
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 25
Lord Howe Woodhen (Image ID 35285)
Lord Howe Woodhen
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 14
Hardhead (Image ID 35283)
Hardhead
Les George
Viewed: 29
Chinstrap Penguin (Image ID 35267)
Chinstrap Penguin
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 10
Southern Cassowary (Image ID 35276)
Southern Cassowary
Gregory Cowle
Viewed: 31
White Tern (Image ID 35225)
White Tern
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 28
Red-tailed Tropicbird (Image ID 35224)
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 36
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Image ID 35218)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 25

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