2011 The Year In Photos: Frequent Travelling, Street Art and Photojournalism

Since this is a travel and photography blog I thought I’d highlight a few of my favourite 2011 photos rather than write about the year. Visit my Flickr profile to see more photos.

My Xmas/New Year Tasmanian family road trip holiday covered Hobart, Freycinet, Bicheno, Bay of Fires and Cradle Mountain.

Wombat-Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Wombats in the Wild – Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.

Aurora Australis - P&O Icebreaker used by Australia for Research in Antarctica

2011 was a very busy period for work so I only had limited opportunities for random photo walks exploring my local area.

Baja Cantina-Glebe mexican restaurant

Rainbow Lorikeets in Leichhardt

Hot Chocolate at Bar Italia Leichhardt

Balmain Street art: Personified Post box

During the year I travelled for photography/journalism work to New Zealand’s South Island, the remote North West Kimberley region of Western Australia, Osaka and Tokyo Japan, the Eastern Cape region of South Africa, Darwin, Northern Territory, Bali, Indonesia and Canberra to report on President Obama’s trip as well as my visit to the NASA Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.

Akaroa - Boats near Dock

Broome Bird Observatory Beach - Western Australia

Osaka Castle Artwork on Manhole cover - Osaka, Japan

Sleeping Male Lion - Eastern Cape - South Africa

Crocosaurus Cove Darwin - Taking Underwater Crocodile Photos

Panorama Traditional Terraced Rice Field - Bali Indonesia

President Barack Obama Tree Dedication Ceremony at US Embassy Canberra, Australia

NASA JPL - Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Tidbinbilla

My interest in street art and street photography increased throughout 2011.

Knowledge Breaks Down Walls - Location: 73 Pine Street, Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Macaw - Sydney Street Art

Banksy - Outpost Project - Art from the streets - Cockatoo Island Sydney
Outpost Project – Street Art Exhibition Cockatoo Island, Sydney

Sydney Monorail - black and white film grain

Futuristic Speedy Sydney Hover Bus

LOOK LFET - Sydney pedestrian crossing sign mistake

Although I don’t drink I found myself in pubs many times this year for pub trivia competitions and other social events.

Glebe Toxteth Pub Trivia Crossword-Countries & Currencies

The Usual Shenanigans - Australian Pub at Night (Pyrmont Bridge Hotel)

Other Favourite Photos

Gantheaume Point, Southern end of Cable Beach, Broome - Kimberleys, Western Australia

Photographer: Neerav Bhatt

Glass core of new cylindrical skyscraper lit up - 1 Bligh St, Sydney City CBD

I see a bad moon rising - over Sydney Opera House

Commonwealth Bank - Night Lightpainting Sydney City CBD

Incoming plane framed by leaves - Emirates  "Sky Cargo" Boeing 777-F1H A6-EFF

Sydney Roller Derby League Assassins Vs New Zealand Wellington Richter City All Stars

It’s been unseasonably cool and rainy for Sydney summertime this December.

Rainy Sydney Christmas/Xmas Season

Sydney Christmas - Sydney Town Hall


10 responses to “2011 The Year In Photos: Frequent Travelling, Street Art and Photojournalism”

  1. Mark McGrouther

    Neerav. What a year you have had! Congratulations. You live a life that many people would envy. Ok, so how did you obtain the image of the crocs from underwater?

    EDITOR: That tank full of crocs is at Crocosarus Cove in Darwin. There was a glass wall between me and the crocs. I was testing several underwater cameras which will be reviewed in the next issue of GEARE magazine #69.

  2. These photos are absolutely fantastic. As soon as I’ve written this I’m off to follow your link to Flickr to have a look at some more. Some of the things that I especially loved – the crocodiles underwater – I squirm to see those bellies and legs – the Jeffrey Smart-ness of the P&O containers on the dock, the texture and sharpness contrasts of the plane and the foliage, emphasising their two different worlds, in contrast, the way the wombat is absolutely part of its world – and that moon over the soh – stunning. I could go on, there’s lots more that knocked me out.

    So thanks. And may next year bring an equally impressive crop!

  3. ooh good thx

  4. Quote good pictures you posted on your homepage. And informative too.Didn’t know it’s summertime in Australia during December. it’s actually our rainy season at this time of year.

  5. Wow what a beautiful picture these are i like them all..

  6. @nickhealy

    Excellent shots Neerav – look forward to seeing what you get capture in 2012!

  7. Wow cool pictures dude.. Best of luck.

  8. Awesome! All the pictures are really mind blowing. It is very informative as well. I like your shoots very very much. Thanks

  9. Good photography. Especially the lion and parrot really inspired me, if real..

    EDIT: the are totally real photos

  10. wow incredible….thanks for these amazing photos!

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