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This is a full list of Themed Stock Photo sets from our contributing photographers. Click the thumbnail image to view the complete photo set.

Adelaide Cup Carnival

The Adelaide Cup Carnival is a major thoroughbred horse racing carnival held in March each year.

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Floriade in Canberra

Floriade is the biggest flower festival in Australia, a spectacular celebration of spring, set in Canberra's Commonwealth Park as a commemoration of Australia's bicentenary and Canberra's 75th birthday. Each year the festival has a different theme and attracts thousands of local, interstate and overseas visitors.

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Stockton, Newcastle

Stockton is the only suburb of Newcastle north of the Hunter River. The area is only 5 minutes by ferry from the city but otherwise quite isolated and compact which has allowed it to keep its heritage and character.

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Nambucca Valley

Since I moved to the Nambucca Valley, I have spent many hours enjoying the views of and the activities on the Nambucca River. My home town of Macksville offers stunning views of the broad river and the mountains beyond, while the town of Nambucca Heads situated on the estuary of the river is one of the most beautiful settings I have ever seen. These two towns and the nearby towns of Bowraville and Scotts Head make up the community of the Nambucca Valley.

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MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

A collection of photos showing the vibrant,historic and new aspects of Melbourne.including architecture,buildings,transport,lifestyle and entertainment. All these high resolution images were captured from 2012 Winter to 2013 Summer.

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FOOD: FRESH, GROWING, GATHERING, SELLING, BUYING,

Growing,buying,selling.....time is the essence. Just how long does it take for an apple to travel from the tree to the lunch box. Does it matter? Does it worry a vegetarian or is it only a problem for the meat eaters? What are the dangers of eating stale food? The colours & textures of food always influence our choices. Farms, back yards, markets, super markets, bush tucker, food groups. Colours, shapes, textures & patterns.

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Beijing, China

Beijing, China, host city for the 2008 Olympic Games, is also a treasure trove of cultural and architectural delights.

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New York City

New York is the city that never sleeps. It's the entertainment, media and financial capital of the world with many outstanding and iconic buildings that are instantly recognisable. These images provide a good cross section of life in the Big Apple

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African Birds

A collection of stock photography, mostly captured in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,633 square kms in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360 kms from north to south and 65 kms from east to west. It is proudly home to The Big 5!

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Sunrise and sunset photos

Sunrise and sunset are ideal times for taking photographs as the sinking sun provides soft light that makes objects glow. It is also a time for photographs of objects silhouetted against a colourful sky.

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Sydney Australia

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Vintage Cars

Old automobiles are categorized according to age. Car collectors talk, in chronological order, about antique cars, Brass Era cars, vintage cars and classic cars, but the classification criteria may vary between countries. A vintage car is usually defined as being built between 1919 and 1930, but this lightbox includes automobiles from 1911 to 1932. There are a couple of automobiles whose names you may not even have heard before.

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Nature's art works

Without the interference of the human animal Nature continually creates beauty year round from what is available to us all: the earth and water, wind and rain, snow and ice, the seasons, and the passage of time.

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Uzbekistan - Samarkand

Samakand in Uzbeksitan on the old Silk road was the caplital of the empire of Timur (Tamerlane)and has many architectural attractions including the Registan, Guri Amir Mausoleum, Shahi-Zinda and Bibi-Khanym Mosque.

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Aboriginal Life Issues

Like all Australians, Aboriginal people are confronted by scores of issues daily. However, some issues really grab the attention of people on remote communities - funerals are one thing, also voting on polling day. When an Aboriginal person is elected to Parliament, many from the community and direct family come to town to celebrate in their own unique way. Religion is also a strong influence in many communities.

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Tlingit and other totem poles

Tlingit totems identify a clan, tell a story, are memorials, or celebrate an event. The genealogy pole, usually erected in front of the house, indicates the clan of the mother. Figures on the poles are akin to family crests. Totemic symbols are usually animals � bear, eagle or killer whale � that once affected the destiny of the tribe.

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Girl at beach with sunhat

Girl at beach with sunhat and sunglasses. Pictures taken in Greece on a remote beach. A section of the pictures are also with woman in water. This lightbox contains pictures from two different times so thay are separated by color theme.

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Jewellery

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Mud Crab Fishing

Mud crabs are caught along the coast of Australia and are particularly common in the north. One of the most productive areas is in the Gulf of Carpentaria at the mouth of the Roper River, where several groups have established a settlement to capture the creatures. They use small dinghies that are tossed on the cross-currents of the Roper and Gulf to set and bring up crab pots for about nine months of the year - a tough life.

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FRIENDS:MATES:PALS:BUDDIES:CHUMS

A set of monochrome and colour images depicting the enormous range of relationships that we loosely call friendship. "Us girls", "me mates", "the gang", "the boys" imply friendships that go beyond the bonds of common age or interestS. Shared values, trust, dependence, partnership & commitment, elevate friendship to the genuine comfort zone of enduring mateship.

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Birds - Australian Native 3.

All sizes of Australian Birds - Small to Large are represented here. From the tiny Eastern Yellow Robin to an Australian Bustard along with the unusual such as a Magpie feeding here "adopted" huge baby Channel-bill Cuckoo and many more....

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has many tourists sights. A trip out to Cape Point will take you along the engineering feat of the Chapmans peak road. Drop into Boulders beach where you can see penguins. The Cape Point is a very windy location. In the vercinity are baboons, ostrich and other animals. A visit to the cape would not be complete without a visit to the wineries.

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Girl in white dress

Beautiful young girl partially hiding behind an old chapel wall, looking calm, yet melancholic or in love. Pictures taken in Greece of a wonderful young norwegian girl in a white dress by next to an old chapel.

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Aboriginal Health Hospital

Dedicated health teams working on mainly Aboriginal children at hospitals in the north of Australia. Many generic shots.

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Macquarie Island Wildlife

Macquarie Island is just a speck in the vast southern ocean but it is home for an incredible number of birds and animals. There are four species of albatross that breed on the island; Wandering, Grey Headed, Black Browed and Light-Mantled Sooty Albatross. There are four penguin species; Gentoo, King, Rockhopper and Royal. Plus there's the Elephant Seals and Antarctic Fur Seals and numerous itinerant visitors who come and go throughout the year.

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Aboriginal Music

Aboriginal singers and bands are at the cutting edge of contemporary music in Australia. Many bands such as Yothu Yindi, Eastwind Journey and others hail from remote communities and include traditional instruments such as yidaki (didgeridu) and bilma (clapsticks) in their performances. Music attracts many young people and the industry is a large source of employment.

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Travelling Australia's Outback

Australia – the Outback, the Red Centre, the Never Never, beyond the Black Stump – descriptions of a remote, wild country outside the big cities such as Melbourne and Sydney. A journey from Darwin to Adelaide gives travellers the opportunity to experience Australia’s heart first hand, where the spinifex dotted red earth dominates. Here are some photographs of some of the highlights along the way.

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Birds - Pacific Baza.

There are two Pacific Bazas - Aviceda subcristata - photographed in the country area of North Queensland, Australia and shown here. The first, an immature bird, was perched on a tree branch, under the canopy of leaves, eating a grasshopper-like insect it had caught. Nearby, both parents observed the young bird and watched intently as it tried eating the tiny morsel. The other bird was one of the adult Baza, sitting on a tree branch, partly hidden by leaves, observing its young offspring.

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Australian birds

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Vertical images of churches, cathedrals and religious symbols

These images are all in a vertical format suitable for book or magazine covers.

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Cornwall's amazing landscape

Cornwall is a county in south-west England. Its mining and fishing industries have declined in recent years and tourism is now the major industry. The Eden Project is an environmental wonderland with its biomes full of exotic plants attracting thousands of visitors annually while Lands End is one of the most famous places in England. Its lighthouse, set on a small island off the coast, is also a spectacular attraction.

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Eco tourism in Kaikoura

The beautiful town of Kaikoura on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand is a veritable treasure trove for those interested in larger forms of sea life - whales, Southern Fur Seals and dolpins to name a few. A deep sea trench near to shore brings an abundance of marine life for viewing by boat or helicopter or eating - Kaikoura translates as 'meal of crayfish'. A turquoise sea, ice-capped mountains and black beaches provide an amazing visual backdrop for eco or family tourists alike.

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Aboriginal Culture Painted

Australian Aboriginal people use various techniques to decorate their bodies for ceremonial occasions. Their bodies can be painted with natural clays and pigments or decorated with bush cotton. Sometimes elaborate headresses are created or feathers woven into long strands of string made from pandanus palm leaves.

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Aboriginal Employment Construction

Over the past decade many jobs have been created in construction at communities in northern Australia: building houses and various community facilities, along with railway construction, road building and infrastructure for new subdivisions.

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Aboriginal Art

Contemporary Australian Aboriginal art takes various forms - from painting on bark (mainly in the north) to temporary designs in the sand (of the Red Centre). Traditional designs, patterns and figures are committed to canvass while some designs proliferate on public buildings in many Aboriginal communities.

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Palm Beach to Whale Beach oceanswim

The Palm Beach to Whale beach swim is an iconic ocean swim set in stunning surrounds. Swimmers battle the swell at Palm beach and then swim a 2.7km course to the next bay, Whale beach. There are nearly always shore dumpers at Whale beach so the skill is to avoid them and body surf into the finish line.

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Aboriginal Dental

Remote communities are serviced by dentists who fly in regularly to look at peoples' teeth. Dentists can be in a community for days or a week. Aboriginal people in many communities have severe dental problems and dentists work quickly to ensure they can arrest dental decay and work on some major issues such as abscesses and teeth that need to be extracted.

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Romantic young couple in Italy

On my visit to an old romantic castle in northern Italy I noticed a young couple who had more eyes for each other than for the interesting historic environment. Seeing that I had noticed them they willingly let me take some photos of them.

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Gundagai

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Drought - Yeldulknie Weir, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

The Yeldulknie Weir is located approximately 5 kilometres out of Cleve on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. This weir was the water supply for Cleve and the surrounding areas but is now dry due to the great Australian drought.

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Majestic landscapes and lyrical close-up

A Photograph can make the common place seem extraordinary. Majestic landscapes and lyrical close-ups of familiar objects seen in a new way help us revel in the beauty and wonder that surrounds us everyday. I can only hope that my photographs begin to explore and capture some of this grandeur and beauty.

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Aboriginal People

Aboriginal people play a substantial role in contemporary Australian society, particularly in the political arena. many of them are active in the areas of Land Rights, Stolen Generation and racial equality. Others continue to hold their own culture strong so indigenous youth have a vibrant culture as a foundation for their lives.

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Australian Birds

Australia has some of the most beautiful, unique and intriguing birds - from the multi-colour 'gouldian finch' to the 'laughing kookaburra', or the bold and beautiful 'splendid wren'. Australian parrots come in a diverse range of sizes and colours, and there are a wide variety of honeyeaters, birds of prey, finches, egrets, owls, and cranes.

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Tradesmen at work

This series of photographs shows tradesmen and equipment at work in the construction industry including environmental installations such as solar panels and wind farms. All photographs containing recognisable people have model releases.

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Buildings - Ruins.

The stone ruins of Kanyaka Sheep Station in the Southern Flinders Ranges, South Australia, have been standing since the late 1800's. Pioneers built sheep shearing sheds, woolsheds, kitchen and bunkhouse (workers quarters) facilities with stone taken from the property.

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Snowy Mountains Australia

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Patterns - Backgrounds and Textures.

Colourful Backgrounds and textures photographed in their natural environment and modified to enhance or re-colour the image.

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Bushfire Sunset.

View images of electricity towers and power lines, a smoke filled sky from a distant bushfire combined with sunset and the results are brilliantly colourful landscape scenes. A Gallery exhibit is available to view also.

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Road Trains

Long, large trucks called road trains are used to carry livestock from outback cattle stations to ports where they are exported from Australia. The live cattle trade depends on these vehicles which can carry over 100 animals at a time, often in "triples" or three double decked trailers. The road trains have replaced drovers as primary movers of cattle.

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