Australia remains as one of my favourite holiday destinations for photography… My visit to both Sydney/New South Wales and Perth/Western Australia last year were fruitful photographic trips. The above picture of pelicans preening their feathers by the harbour was taken at Kiama, south of Sydney. Waking about at about 5.30am in the morning, we encoutered a large flock of pelicans perched by the waterside grooming their feathers. Taking cautious steps towards them, we were pleasantly surprised that they ignored us totally as we snapped picture after picture of them, squawking away in their own chattery gossip.