Australia is a true haven for wildlife photography, with so many different types of habitats being home to a plethora of varied wildlife species. There are lots of different habitats for wildlife to thrive in: islands, beaches, rainforests, eucalypt forests, granite country, snowfields, desert and the outback, to name but a few.
Having been a specialist wildlife/nature photographer here for the last 24 years and having presented photography tours for the last 17 years, I have traversed much of this amazing continent, camera-in-hand. In this article, my aim is to show you some of the BEST wildlife photography locations and experiences Australia has to offer.
Yellow Water – Kakadu National Park – Northern Territory
One of the most incredible bird and wildlife experiences in Australia can be found at ‘Yellow Water’, situated in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. The unbelievable variety and number of birds (over 280 species) is truly breathtaking and many species such as the Comb-crested Jacana can be photographed at quite close range. Reptiles include Saltwater Crocodiles in large numbers (they can be photographed from the safety of a boat), as well iconic reptile species such as the Frill-necked Lizard, monitors and various other lizards and geckoes. Mammals species include the dingo, Northern Quolls, Agile and Short-eared Rock Wallabies as well as Bandicoots.
There are plenty of boat trips that cruise Yellow Water daily, where you will get to see and photograph wildlife to your heart’s content!!
Yellow Water is approximately 300kms from Darwin (Northern Territory capital). You can either hire a car and drive or book one of the buses that drive there direct.
If you have a passion for wildlife, nature or travel photography and would love to go on a small-number, professional photography adventure, please get in touch with Michael Snedic at WildNature Photo Expeditions. You can call him on 0408 941 965 or fill in this Contact Form and he will get back to you ASAP.