Going for a walk
Dennis Adami, Lisa Webster and Janet Kaylock
Dingos have (re)appeared on Mount Buffalo. This one was easily visible near the café at Dingo Dell. This raises the question: was the place called Dingo Dell originally named because it had dingos? This dingo kept very close to the café - even though nobody is supposed to be feeding it, there's a suspicion that it is picking up some food from people. There are other dingos on the Mount Buffalo plateau - we heard one howling at night and the camp hosts saw one in the rocks nearby. This is the first time in the 25+ years we have been coming to Mount Buffalo that we can remember dingos being present.
Possibly every dingo in Victoria has a bit of dog in its genetic makeup... but this one looks like it is reasonably pure dingo.
For many years a kookaburra has had a pattern of sitting on branches and logs near our campsite for half an hour or so each afternoon/evening. This year it was replaced by two younger kookaburras. While I was photographing this one, it flew down from the tree and landed on the ground less than a step away from me and fossicked on the ground for a few minutes. It was great to have it so close, but the photographs I took as I loomed over it weren't so interesting.
View Point has big views into the Buckland Valley in one direction and over Lake Catani 180 degrees the other way. Between these two big views is this rather nice view through the trees to an outcrop of rocks.
Group photo, Sunday lunch 2016
From the rear:
Hilary, Caroline, Diana, Stephen
Nick, Dennis, Janet, Catherine, Marcus
Cynleen, Tembi, Lisa, Elise, Lili, Jon, Liam
Coming down from the Horn
Lisa Webster and Dennis Adami looking relaxed as they walked down from the Horn. Photograph taken with my Hasselblad using Ilford XP2 Super chromogenic black and white film.
Mount Buffalo lookout
Photograph taken with Ilford XP2 Super 400 film, Hasselblad 501CM. Edited in Nik Dfine 2.