After a long drive and another great workshop in Blackall, we arrived in Kununurra where we left our truck and flew to Darwin to start the Outback workshop with International Artist. Following a couple of days painting in Litchfield National Park we headed out to Kakadu for some painting and exploring. One of the highlights of Kakadu is the Yellow Waters Cruise. We have done it many times and it is always spectacular and always different.
These Jakana chicks hatch out of the egg with small fluffy bodies and ridiculously over sized feet
As they grow the body gets bigger and less fluffy and the legs grow even further out of proportion.
Nankeen Night Heron
Deceptively happy looking Crocodile.
Floating and watching
Water Buffalos are starting to breed up again in Kakadu
Yellow Waters Sunset
Painting at Anbangbang Billabong.
Still regularly revisit my Kakadu river cruise photos – such a great reminder of my Australian visit in 2007. Look forward to seeing your paintings John!
Stunning as per usual, I should have come – I was born in Longreach…. see you two soon
Oh these birds are incredible as are your pictures. Will you be back in the USA anytime ?
We are back in the USA this Sept/Oct. Details here… https://www.johnlovett.com/workshops
John on top of being an amazing painter and teacher — AND photographer, you ARE a naturalist! 🙂 I’m iffy on your class in September at Dillmans but if some how I can cut it I’ll be thereYou’re always an inspiration. Warmly, jeff ( kasbohm) in Minneapolis
Great to hear from you and thanks for the comments. Hope you can make it to Dillmans this year – would love to catch up and see what you have been doing.
Love your photography and commentary. Wish I could have joined you, it looks like you had an amazing workshop.
We are almost at the end of the Outback Workshop. It has been fantastic – Great group of people, fantastic locations and perfect weather, what more could we ask for. Dianne and I will take a month to wind our way back home in the truck. Will post some photos along the way. Say Hi to everyone in Calgary for us.
What wonderful photographs ! 😘 Geri James
Spectacular, as always!
Those Jakana chicks look like creatures from a fairy tale — the size of their legs is just too whimsical. But then it’s Australia, a land of duck-billed and egg-laying mammals, huge marsupials whose babies are extremely tiny, and the deadliest snakes in the world.