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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Dingo roaming the beach at Fraser Island


Fraser Island is famous for its nature. Swamp wallabies, echidnas, possums, sugar gliders, Goannas, snakes, lizards, skinks and frogs are all present on the island. And the surrounding waters are host to Humpback Whales, dolphins, and sharks. Countless species of birds inhibit the island but the most famous animal here is the dingo. It is said the Fraser Island dingoes are the purest breed of the species due to isolation from the mainland. Their resemblance to the domestic dog, and rather casual approach to people gives a false impression that they are friendly. Dingoes are wild animals and this cannot be forgotten during visits to Fraser Island. They can be outright aggressive when feeling hungry.

The dingo in this photograph stole fisherman’s catch just minutes after I took this photograph. They are daring and bold. It is said their population on the island ranges from 120 to 150 individuals. The resort we were staying at was fenced off in order to keep them away from tourists, but on the eastern side of the island where majority of tourists stay on camping grounds the presence of dingoes is more visible.

Photographer captures Maheno Shipwreck on Fraser Island


Here we see a woman photographer taking shots of the S.S. Maheno shipwreck. The rich colours and textures of the old rusted through ship provide many interesting photo opportunities. This lady photographer and many others including me ignore the 3m safety warning zone to get the optimum view or angle on some piece of the Meheno. Rust makes for excellent photography as the metal oxides can vary in colour from light yellow to deep browns within small space. In addition the rust get the bubbled up texture and layering adding to the complexity of visual appeal to the photographer.

The girl photographer in this capture is apparently a pro for an Australian magazine enjoying her holidays on Fraser Island.