The Tasman Peninsular

 

There was no post last weekend as I was wagging web duties and out on the Tasman Peninsular. The peninsular is the sticky out bit on the bottom of the eastern coast of Tasmania. It is an area of outstanding beauty, it has a wild and dramatic coastline, incredible wildlife and an emotionally charged colonial history. It is a photographers paradise with seemingly unlimited possibilities. If you are visiting this part of the world please don’t do the usual tourist itinerary – visit Port Arthur, the Tasmanian Devil Park at Taranna and then head back that afternoon to Hobart. Certainly visit the afore-mentioned attractions, and also treat yourself to the Pennicott Tasman Island Cruise (which is just brilliant), but take a few days to explore the region and you will be rewarded with a memorable experience.

 

Maingon Bay
The view from Maingon Bay Lookout. Tasman National Park. Olympus Pen EP-5 with OLYMPUS M.12-50mm F3.5-6.3 lens. Exposure: 1/160 s at f/8.0 ISO 400.

 

Brown Fur Seals
Male brown fur seals sun bathing on the rocks of Tasman Island. When the breeding season starts they will swim north up to the breeding sites in Bass Strait. Olympus OMD EM-10 with OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens. Exposure: 1/500 s at f/8.0 ISO 200.

 

New Zealand Fur Seals
New Zealand fur seals sunning themselves on rocks. Only a small number of New Zealand fur seals breed on remote islands off the south coast. The total population in Tasmania is 350-450. Tasman National Park, Tasmania. Olympus OMD EM10 with OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens. Exposure: 1/400 s at f/8.0 ISO 200.

 

Fortescue Bay
Fortescue Bay in the Tasman National Park. Tasmania, Australia. Olympus OMD EM-10 with OLYMPUS M.12-50mm F3.5-6.3 lens. Exposure: 1/400 s at f/8.0 ISO 200.

 

Fortescue Bay
Fortescue Bay in the Tasman National Park. Tasmania, Australia. Olympus OMD EM10 with OLYMPUS M.12-50mm F3.5-6.3 lens. Exposure: 1/320 s at f/8.0 ISO 200.

 

Fortescue Bay
The Rough With The Smooth. Fortescue Bay in the Tasman National Park. Tasmania, Australia. Olympus OMD EM10 with OLYMPUS M.12-50mm F3.5-6.3 lens. Exposure: 1/200 s at f/8.0 ISO 200.

 

 

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