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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.

HDR Photography

High Dynamic Range photography (HDRI or HDR) is a technique used in photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than possible using standard photographic techniques. HDR images can represent a greater range of luminance levels found in real-world scenes, from direct sunlight to faint nebula. It is often achieved by capturing and then combining different exposures of the same subject matter through a built-for-purpose application. It's not everyone's taste, but I love it!

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Inside Passage, North of Vancouver island

The north of Vancouver island in British Columbia, Canada is a rugged and remote area. The town of Port Hardy is the starting point for the Inside Passage ferry. Near Port McNeill is an interesting native community (Alert Bay)which is the site of the U'mista Cultural centre. The area is also well known for the opportunities to see orcas and other interesting wildlife.

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Berlin at a Glance, Germany

Berlin is the city where the East meets the West, where the modern buildings and neat green spaces run the length of what once was the Berlin Wall. Then there are quarters where the churches and opulent palaces, elegant gardens, galleries and museums exhibiting treasures from the past, not only German but also those from other countries. With many cafes and restaurants, great shopping places and an interesting nightlife scene Berlin is a city not to be missed on any European tour.

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Lake Agyle area

Photographs taken in the Lake Argyle (Western Australia) area during the Argyle Diamond Ord river Muster and includes swimming in Lake Argyle amongst the red cliffs and flying over the Argyle dadam, Argyle lake and Bungle Bungles

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Birds - Aquatic 6.

View images of Osprey perched on street lights, White-faced Heron wading through wetlands and Black-winged Stilts in flight. All inhabit areas near salt or fresh water.

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Cars - Classic & Vintage - 2

More Classic and Vintage beauties..

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Berlin - German Capital

Berlin is the capital city of Germany with a population of 3.4 million. It is a major centre of culture, politics, media, and science in Europe. The Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin was built in 1961 completely separating the two halves of the cit until the wall was breached on 9 November 1989. In October 1990 the East and West Germany were reunified as the Federal Republic of Germany, and Berlin became the German capital.

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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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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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Birds - Wedgetailed Eagle.

I have recently been lucky enough to capture images of these truly awesome Australian native birds of prey, the Wedge-tailed Eagles. They were perched on tree stumps in outback northern South Australia and to my amazement, they were not alarmed by my presence and allowed me to take many images.

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Drought - The Coorong, South Australia.

Images seen here depict the devastation of drought, some say caused by climate change. The Coorong in South Australia is located at the end of the great Murray River system, which in itself is threatened, but as you can see, the Coorong is waiting for much needed help!

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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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Sydney Australia

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Bolivia - La Paz and surrounds

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Aboriginal Culture Dance

Australian Aboriginal people express themselves, their culture and their history through ceremonies that involve dance. Some of these ceremonies can go for hours, days or even weeks. Dance can celebrate a spiritual connection to the world or it may celebrate creatures or plants from daily life - such as the kangaroo or the yam. These ceremonies involve dances that have been handed down through generations of people and many are particular to specific clan groups.

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Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is a royal palace outside of Paris, and is most famous as Louis XIV royal residence. Today the palace is a museum and attracts millions of visitors each year.

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Australian birds

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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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Enlighten Festival

Enlighten’s architectural projections transform the buildings of the Parliamentary Triangle. Bringing vibrant colour, movement and celebration to the cultural institutions at the heart of our city. People come out for several evenings to see all the themed images related to each building's function. Each year new artists create new works. 2016 seems to have a rabbit theme.

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Cattle Stations Australia

Usually located on vast tracts of land in the centre, north and western areas of the continent, Australian cattle stations are measured more often in thousands of square kilometres rather than hectares or acres. Some pastoral stations are larger than countries in Europe and are home to more cattle than people. It is a tough life raising cattle for Australian and export beef markets and only resilient, tough people are suited to the work.

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Maya Bay, Phi Phi Island

The exotic Island of Phi Phi Leh is home to the beautiful 'Maya Bay', location for the hit movie 'The Beach'. The water here is a vivid pure aqua hue, tending towards aqua green or blue depending on the time of the day. These photos were taken in the early morning with polarised filter to capture the depth of intensity of this site. This is truly one of the most amazing locations of the Phi Phi archipelago, in the Andaman Sea. Once immersed in the waters of Maya Bay you may never want to leave.

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Mountains

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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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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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Adelaide Cup Carnival

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

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Oakbank Jumps Racing

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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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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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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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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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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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Macdonnell Ranges

This series showcases the rugged beauty of the West Macdonnell Ranges. They cover The dirt road from King's Canyon to Glen Helen Gorge (called the Mareeni Loop) to the magic gorges along Namitjira Drive. These include Redbank Gorge, Ormiston Gorge and the Ochre Pits. Closer to Alice Springs, the Standley Chasm is shown at Noon with the sun gleaming across the walls.

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Snowy Mountains Australia

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Crocodiles

Saltwater crocodiles often grow to over four metres in the Top End of northern Australia. These are dangerous animals and may be found in almost any place where there is water - rivers, creeks, billabongs and the sea. The freshwater crocodile is smaller and less dangerous, nevertheless both are large predators. Saltwater crocodiles have attacked and killed people.

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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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African Elephants

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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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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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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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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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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Hong Kong

Street side markets, neon signs, taxis hurtling past futuristic shopping malls, all presided over by giant skyscrapers in Hong Kong, one of the world's most densly populated cities where east meets west and traditional meets modern.

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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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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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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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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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Jewellery

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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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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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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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Cattle Station Life

People who live on cattle station in Australia lead a demanding but enjoyable life - up before dawn and working into the night - spending long days in the saddle or camped out bush. It is a lifestyle that appeals to many people, and far from the city lifestyle.

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