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‘Three Wise Men - a photographer, a songwriter and an ecologist walk onto a beach’
Author and nature photographer Chris Farrell will share how his passion for the natural world has been influenced by his visits to southwest Victoria over the last 30 years. Hear how his photography has helped to identify the Southern Right Whales that visit this coastline. Chris has been photographing South West Victoria for many years, documenting the coastline and creatures of the area. He is a champion for the unique coastal environment surrounding Port Fairy.
Chris will be joined by Shane Howard, prolific Australian songwriter, admired and respected for his integrity and commitment to the environment. For 40 years his songs have mapped an Australian landscape. From penning his anthemic ‘Solid Rock’ in a dry desert landscape to ‘Let the Franklin Flow’ amidst the the Wild Rivers of Tasmania, he’s created a uniquely Australian voice. Shane grew up in view of the Belfast Coastal Reserve and now lives in its midst. He is passionate about its protection and restoration.
They will also be joined by Warrnambool based Senior Wetland & Landscape Ecologist, Dr Lachlan Farrington who will discuss the importance of the wetland systems in the local area. Lachlan has a research background in landscape genetics, having undertaken research on population connectivity in fish, turtles and terrestrial orchids. For the last 12 years, he has applied this knowledge as a wetland ecologist and planner in South East South Australia and south-West Victoria.
You can also view stunning photographs of rare bird, marine life, and other images from Chris’ archives, the highlight the beauty of this country from land, sea and air.
Images and books available for signing.
50 % of all sales will be donated to WWF Australia, Birdlife Australia and Killarney Coast Care.