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Dave Watts Nature Photography Gallery

Images of nature imbued with exquisite delicacy taken by one of Australia’s leading wildlife photographers

The impulse that turned Dave Watts into an esteemed nature photographer was his time living in the Tasmanian wilderness, helping the Franklin River blockaders by delivering supplies in his zodiac. That time in the wilderness led Dave to become the first photographer to photograph the critically endangered Orange-bellied parrot. The image was highly commended in a BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. His images of wilderness and its inhabitants have appeared in publications around the world, on products, advertising campaigns and on stamps and coins by Australia Post and the Australian Mint. Dave has published eleven books, including guides to Tasmanian birds and plants and his first, on Tasmanian mammals, is into its second edition. 

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Regent honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia) Featured Dave Watts Nature Photography Image

Regent honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia)

Regent honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia), a critically endangered species now confined to Victoria and New South Wales. Chiltern Box-Ironbark National Park, northeastern Victoria, Australia

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Animal, Animals, Anthochaera, Australian, Aves, Bird, Birds, Black White Yellow, Critically, Elaborate Song, Embroidered Bee Eater, Embroidered Honeyeater, Embroiderered Merops, Endangered, Endemic To Australia, Endemic To Southeastern Australia, Fauna, Flying Coachman, Full Length, Gregarious, Honeyeater, Honeyeaters, Meliphagidae, Mimic, Mimics Friarbirds, Mimics Wattlebirds, Mock Regent Bird, Mock Regent Honeyeater, One Animal, Oscine, Passeriformes, Passerine, Perching Bird, Side View, Songbird, Species, Turkeybird, Warty Faced Honeyeater, Wildlife, Xanthomyza Phrygia

Scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) Featured Dave Watts Nature Photography Image

Scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah)

Scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), a species extinct in the wild. In planned reintroduction projects some have been released into fenced protected areas such as here where around 300 oryx live. Souss Massa National Park, Morocco

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African, Animal, Antelope, Arid Climate, Artiodactyla, Backward Pointing Horns, Bovidae, Breeding Programs, Captive Breeding, Conservation, Desert Animal, Endangered, Eutheria, Extinct In The Wild, Fauna, Full Length, Grazer, Head Turned, Herbivore, Hoofed, Horned, Loss Of Biodiversity, Mammal, Mammalia, National Park, Northern Africa, One Animal, Oryx, Rear View, Reintroduction Program, Sahara Oryx, Scimitar, Scimitar Oryx, Souss Massa, Species, Steppes Habitat, Ungulate, Wildlife

Domestic goats (Capra hircus) Featured Dave Watts Nature Photography Image

Domestic goats (Capra hircus)

Domestic goats (Capra hircus) climbing an Argan tree (Argania spinosa) to eat the nuts. Berber people collect the excreted undigested kernels to obtain the highly esteemed and profitable argan oil, used for food or on the skin. Essaouira, Morocco

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Agile, Arganeraie Forest, Artiodactyla, Biosphere Reserve, Bovidae, Capra, Capra Aegagrus Hircus, Climbing, Damaging, Domestic, Domesticated, Eating, Eutheria, Farm Animal, Farmed, Flock, Goat, Goats, Gregarious, Hair, Hoofed, Horned, Livestock, Luxury Product, Male Bearded, Mammal, Mammalia, Medium Group Of Animals, Trees, Ungulate, Use Of Animals