Wildlife photographer David Stowe shares top tips for capturing Mother Nature at its best – Australia News

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They say never work with children or animals, but David Stowe has built his career doing both.

His “bread and butter” as a wedding photographer pays the bills, but his real passion is wildlife.

The Sydney-based photographer was a finalist in this year’s Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Awards with a portrait of a family of brolgas that had just returned to their nest to settle in for the night in Victoria.

He won the award in 2015 with an incredible symmetrical shot of a white-winged tern about to take off.

“I grew up with parents who took us camping, so I loved nature, I loved being in the bush from a very young age,” Mr Stowe said.

“Just being away from civilisation and people is just my favourite place to be.

“Having my desert time is really important.”

Getting a lucky shot

Mr Stowe can spend hours just waiting for that winning shot.

Last week he spent days trekking through outback Queensland to try and photograph the elusive grasswren.

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