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Gerry Pearce is an internationally successful wildlife photographer whose work has appeared in books, magazines and advertising campaigns worldwide. He works around the world but has a special love for the wildlife of his adopted country, Australia.
He also runs a website www.australian-wildlife.com which has a strong environmental leaning aimed at promoting a better appreciation and understanding of Australian wildlife. He spends an average of one week per month on shoots with the rest of his time spent in post-processing and managing his website sales. He is 42 and, since moving from the UK in 2004 has lived in Sydney.
All images were taken with Canon equipment; mostly the 40D with the 100-400 IS zoom. Post-processing was on Photoshop CS.
This captive koala resides at the Australian Reptile Park north of Sydney. Proof that koalas are, just occasionally, active.
Eastern Grey Kangaroos
These eastern grey kangaroos were showing signs of irritation with each other for a little while and thankfully when they finally decided to spar they were so absorbed with themselves that I could get within shooting distance.
The sulphur-crested cockatoo is a common sight around Sydney. However, finding a location where it is possible to get to eye-level with a nest hole and then to get a shot with the crest raised takes a little more effort.
I like this shot of a captive Tasmanian devil. It was taken at a distance of about 30cm with the camera at the end of a monopod and fired with a cable release. This allowed me to get unusually close to a potentially dangerous subject.
Dingoes are my favourite Australian animals. They are full of personality and, given patience and understanding, tolerant of human attention. These two sub-adults are play-fighting over ownership of a stick.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby
The endangered yellow-footed rock wallaby is, to my mind, the most beautiful of the macropods. A lot of patience was needed to get this female to come so close with her joey.
Pacific Black Duck
This image of a pacific black duck may be a bit of a cliché but I like it nonetheless. After a few days of heavy rain a local weir had flooded, giving me the opportunity to get right down to water level, essential for a quality shot. 1/250 second at f5.6, ISO 500.