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History & Culture

SNAPSHOT: The 1954 Royal Tour

In her 70 years as queen, Elizabeth II has visited Australia on 16 occasions, but with changing attitudes to the British monarchy, there has never been a royal tour quite like the first. Photographer Max Dupain turned his camera on the crowds lining Sydney’s thoroughfares.

Rediscovery of Australia´s rare cloaked bee: James Dorey

Talking Australia
Talking Australia
Rediscovery of Australia´s rare cloaked bee: James Dorey
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Adelaide-based ecologist and native bee expert, James Dorey, is known for his beautiful portrait images of bees and other insects. The author of the book, Bees of Australia, James recently rediscovered the rare cloaked bee., which was believed extinct for the past 100 years. In this episode he talks about the relevance of his images, how he came across a species that was thought to be long lost, and how we can help bees to thrive in our own backyards. This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).   You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

The man who coloured the stars: David Malin

Talking Australia
Talking Australia
The man who coloured the stars: David Malin
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David Malin is a globally acclaimed astrophotographer, known for inventing new ways to capture the true colours of our night sky. These techniques also led to the discovery of two new types of galaxies. Born in the North of England he moved to Australia in 1976 to join the Australian Astronomical Observatory. In 1987 David discovered what is known to be the largest spiral galaxy so far – ‘Malin 1’. His passion for astrophotography is compelling, so much so that since 2005 he has hosted the annual David Malin Awards, which give astrophotographers a platform to present their work. This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted and produced by Ben Kanthak (Podcast Producer at Australian Geographic) at www.beachshackpodcasts.com . You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

Pushing the limits of photography: Krystle Wright

Talking Australia
Talking Australia
Pushing the limits of photography: Krystle Wright
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Regarded as one of the world’s leading female extreme adventure photographers, Krystle Wright is always pushing the limits of her craft. Also a cinematographer and director, she gave up city living to pursue her dream and hasn’t looked back. Her personal desire for adrenaline and passion for paragliding almost cost her her life in a serious accident in Pakistan in 2013. On this episode she talks about the reward of going the extra mile for a great story or image, and she shares how draining her profession and lifestyle can be at times and how she had to readjust to being stuck at home and unable to travel the globe during the pandemic. This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis (Managing Editor Digital at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com). You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

News

Uluru from space

You’ve never seen Uluru like this before. Astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured this incredible image of Uluru from space.