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Far Out – Far North, a timelapse journey

//Far Out – Far North, a timelapse journey

Far Out – Far North, a timelapse journey

Although the title sounds like some Arctic cold place, it is in fact from a very tropical Australian region. Sandwiched between two World Heritage Sites of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics, Stella and I have been living in Far North Queensland for more than 10 years now. This part of the world has some of the most beautiful places on Earth. On the eastern side of the beach is the Pacific Ocean, hosting the largest coral reef system on the planet. On the land side is the world’s oldest rainforest with the Daintree National Park. Then heading west after passing the narrow belt of lush green forests, the red of the Australian Outback greets you with dark skies that show millions of stars.

This is a short timelapse journey from the Great Barrier Reef to the rainforest of the Wet Tropics and the clear night skies of the red outback. The fungi are actually bioluminescent. Their natural lights turn on when darkness falls.

By | 2018-04-19T09:08:37+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

About the Author:

Jürgen Freund’s aim as a wildlife photographer is to shoot pictures that tell stories which matter. A mechanical engineer by training, he started his career as an industrial photographer in Germany, acquired an underwater camera, went scuba-diving in the alpine lakes and then discovered the marine environment. Since 1982, he has done underwater and nature photography, making much of his own equipment to suit his needs. Jürgen’s work, on land and under water, has been widely published all over the world. He has had solo exhibitions and has been a prize-winner in international competitions, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year. In partnership with his wife Stella, a producer, he works closely with WWF, which uses his photographs in many of its conservation campaigns. For 18 straight months, he and Stella travelled the Asia / Pacific region of the Coral Triangle, photographing the richness of this hotspot of marine biodiversity on behalf of WWF.