Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity, a day to consider our relationship to the natural world and this year the theme is ‘Our solutions are in nature’. The slogan emphasizes how dependent we are on healthy ecosystems for our own health and welfare. This has probably been particularly relevant this year given our isolation from others, closure of business and leisure opportunities and the complete upheaval of plans we may have had for this year. While we have had to distance ourselves from other human contact, one sanity saver has been the opportunity to get outdoors and into nature to feel some sort of normality by visiting beaches, forests, parks and rivers. I think it has given us all a sense of just how important these natural places are to our mental health for starters, and how lucky we are in Australia to have these places.
When planning a driving holiday in Australia, don’t forget to plan a ‘shot list’ of where and what you want to take photographs of. Even if you don’t publish photos and you’re just doing it for the memories or to create a photobook at home later, having a bit of a plan for the images you would like to get can be a good idea and enable you to get those postcard, or these days, Instagram images.