About Bogong Breeze
Most afternoons in summer there is a cool breeze that blows down from Mount Bogong. Some call it the katabatic wind. I call it the Bogong Breeze.
Mount Bogong is the highest peak in Victoria (1,986 metres or 6,516 feet above sea level) and the second highest on continental Australia after Mount Kosciuszko in New South Wales. Bogong hosts a huge variety of plants and many birds and animals. In winter the peak is covered in snow. In spring the wildflowers appear.
The diversity and density of the heathlands on the high plains is stunning and a photographers delight and nightmare. A delight because of the constant surprises. A nightmare because it is so hard to work out how best to show the beauty and biodiversity of the area through photographs. No photo can be an adequate substitute for the experience of being there.
I live in the Kiewa Valley, just below the mountains. It is a beautiful valley with a temperate climate, although it can get very hot in summer (typically 35 to 43 degrees Celsius) and quite cool in winter (down to -8 degrees Celsius on some nights).
I enjoy photographing birds, animals and landscapes. And when I travel in Australia and abroad my camera comes with me.
I hope you enjoy your visit to my galleries. Please come again. I'm always finding new things to photograph.