The Bunyip is an indigenous mythological australian creature that eats small children and lurks in billabongs (waterholes).
There are many theories surrounding the origins of the “bunyip” and its story/ legend, but the amazing thing about it is the persistence of the story over time- it is probably older than the Bible, it’s origins shrouded in the passage of time, and the fears at the heart of the story reaching deep into the cultural mindsets of humanity.
Photo taken in the Morialta Conservation Park, South Australia, approaching the southern rim lookout, through a tunnel of Native Sheoaks.
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Ben Loveday is a photographic artist based in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, with a focus on landscape, urban and conceptual photography.
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  • Berns
    Bernsover 1 year ago

    Somewhat sinister looking Ben !

  • I’ll get a foggy shot in winter and that will definitely be sinister….thanks Berns

    – Ben Loveday

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thanks Ann

    – Ben Loveday

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 1 year ago


  • Thanks Vicki

    – Ben Loveday

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work !!!!

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    Nature And Man ~ FEATURES ~ March 18th, 2013

  • Thanks Evita.

    – Ben Loveday

  • nealbarnett
    nealbarnettover 1 year ago

    Awesome scene and image, congrats on features.

  • Thankyou Neal

    – Ben Loveday

  • lisapowell
    lisapowellover 1 year ago

    Beautiful :)

  • Karen01
    Karen01over 1 year ago

    what a peaceful place, imagine when the trees are in full bloom it will be gorgeous in a different way! :)

  • Imi Koetz
    Imi Koetz6 months ago

    Fantastic forest capture, Ben…………….

  • Thanks Imi. A few km north of our walk, near my house. The track in the photo actually leads to a rather spectacular lookout over the Morialta Gorge.

    – Ben Loveday

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devine6 months ago

    I like this very much, Ben! The interweaving of light and shade could easily be too distracting – but it is not!!!!!! It reminds me, too, of many tracks like this one that I have walked!

  • Thanks Bette. The idea in photographer’s heads that complexity is distracting is created by poor compositional balance. If one can achieve balance in the frame, distraction is mitigated. In composition there are 2 sides to every “rule”, where the “other side” breaks the rule.

    – Ben Loveday

  • loiteke
    loiteke6 months ago

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