• Author Spotlight


    Amoghavarsha is wildlife photographer and filmmaker, he has traveled extensively, documenting the planet’s bio-diversity and helping conserve through photographs and film. He has photographed the thick evergreens of Arunachal, the barren landscapes of Ladakh, the great barrier reef in Australia and the vast plains of Africa. Having worked as a naturalist and hailing from a technology background he makes use of new media to help spread the message of conservation. His recent projects include “Secrets of the King Cobra” – a National Geographic documentary and “Jaya hey kannada thaye” – India’s first wildlife music video which was launched on 6 channels and gained 2 million views in a week. His other projects include "How to save the Tiger?" - A short film (which has been nominated at India's top Wildlife film festival CMS Vatavaran to be held in December) that sheds light on the forest staff that protects our forests and "Tarkine trails" - a short film on the rain forests of Tasmania. He works closely with the state governments on wildlife and conservation based activities and was also invited by the Australian government to represent india and share ideas on biodiversity at the Australia India Youth Dialogue.


Astrid Tiefholz-Devine

Astrid Tiefholz-Devine is a photographer, nurse, adventurer, and scholar based in Hobart.


Chris Sharples

Chris Sharples is descended from a long line of Tasmanians on the maternal side, with at least one of his direct ancestors having made the Hobart news in 1854 by falling drunk out of a dingy in Ralphs Bay and drowning. Chris has spent most of his life enthusiastically exploring Tasmania and feels a strong attachment to Tasmanian landscapes, to the extent that he suspects there might be something in all this talk about “sense of place”. In professional terms, Chris is a geologist who has in recent years focussed primarily on coastal geomorphology and the impacts of sea-level rise on coasts. Philosophically, he enjoys trying to spot elephants in rooms and state the bleeding obvious about them. Some of his attempts to offend certain sensibilities by stating the bleeding obvious can be found at:

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Clementine Hauguenois

Clementine is a painter and treeclimbing instructor from France. She is currently travelling around Tasmania exploring the treetops and working at a pottery studio.


Helen Webberley

Helen Webberley is a lecturer in history and art history at the Centre for Adult Education in Melbourne. Since November 2008, she has been writing blog articles on the art, architecture and history of Britain and its Empire, Europe, the Mediterranean and North America.



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Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority

Since its creation in 1987, the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) has been responsible for preserving and maintaining one of Australia’s most important heritage sites and major tourism destinations, the Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula, approximately 100km south east of Hobart, Tasmania.


Roo Tourism

Our aim is to be the flagship of a ‘See Australia’ promotion based around wildlife tourism with the marvellous mob of marsupials - the kangaroos and their kind. We seek to expand wildlife tourism with the kangaroos as our flagship fauna by revealing an array of opportunities and a diversity of experiences. We encourage visitors to make it a mission to see all of Australia’s species of kangaroos so that their tourist dollar will have real and realisable benefits through the economic activity of wildlife tourism to nature conservation and the local communities and agencies who maintain habitat for flagship species such as the kangaroos. We unashamedly promote kangaroos as a wild living entity to be enjoyed and appreciated many times over. Online at


Ben Wilkinson

My passion for photography lies with Tasmanian landscapes but I take a journalistic approach to photography because it allows me to be diverse in the types of work that I do. I am mostly self taught and my knowledge and skills have been gained through reading, listening, experimenting and a continual desire to learn and improve. I love photography because I find that the 3 major things that help me see the good things in life are (1) my wife, (2) my friends and family, (3) photographing the world around me. A simple camera inspired me to leave the comfort of my surroundings and explore some of the most amazing places Tasmania has to offer. I hope you get as much enjoyment from looking at the images as I do taking them. ‌


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