Mr Banjo is a Maramanindji man who lives at Nauiyu Nambiyu, with his wife and two grown-up sons. He has spent his working life as a stockman on cattle stations in the Daly River region. He is the Traditional Owner of country to the south-west of Nauiyu Nambiyu. Some 40 years ago, Mr Banjo was attacked by a saltwater crocodile while swimming across the Daly River. He survived by plunging his forefingers into the crocodile’s eyes. A deep scar on his forehead is a permanent reminder of his narrow escape.
She sits on a post alongside an old walnut tree - all the muted shades suggesting Winter .
It IS Winter , and she is TYTO ALBA, a barn owl . She hunts mice and other creatures of the night , swooping silently on wings which beat softly .
We are fortunate that she has chosen our yard in which to rest ,and for someone addicted to the capturing of images, her position near the house a few days ago was just magic .
Gundars Eglentals is a well-known artist around the Sunshine Coast Hinterland area. He can often be seen near Mary Cairncross Park on a Sunday with his easel and palette capturing our beautiful Glasshouse Mountains. My image shows him at work as well as his subject and his art.