Embracing nature's beauty has become a picture perfect experience for one Highlands man.
And it is a passion he has nurtured through the height of the global Covid pandemic.
Willow Vale's Nathan Moore said he had begun to develop an interest in photography before the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
However, he said the lockdowns and restrictions since that time had paved the way for him to develop a greater commitment to his new-found hobby with a lens firmly focused on the beauty of the Southern Highlands.
"I've always loved animals and nature," he said.
"I was also inspired by the many animal and nature photographs I saw posted on Instagram by other people.
"I decided I wanted to do something similar."
It has turned out to be the ideal solution to whiling away spare time, with many other favourite activities such as traveling and visiting friends in other locations off the table due to Covid restrictions.
The savings from those travels has also meant that Nathan can redirect some of his funds towards purchasing better photographic equipment.
As far as Nathan is concerned getting out in nature to pursue his new interest has been the perfect remedy for Covid fatigue.
"I'm learning a lot about nature and animals," Nathan said.
But it is not just about snapping the sites generously on offer from Mother Nature.
The chance to meet other like-minded people has proved a bonus.
This connection has partially come about by sharing the visions, he captures through the lens, on his Instagram page @natures_doorstep
And those who check-out the photographic offerings on his Instagram page will not be disappointed.
While Nathan attributes much of the quality of the photos to his camera equipment it is obvious that he has a good eye for detail.
He works with two different cameras to ensure the best from images he snaps.
"I have a smaller camera which I use to focus on tiny objects," he said.
"This enables me to get within a centremetre of an object and shows every little detail.
"I use my larger camera for those images taken at a greater distance and the broader angled pictures.
"It's exciting. Especially when you are able to take pictures that display exactly the same as what you see, with all the detail you see."
He quickly refers to the fox photographs he has shared with this story.
"I was driving when I saw the fox in the paddock so I stopped to take these photos.
"Being able to focus on what I see, what is in front of me and being able to capture on camera the joy of what is all around is very rewarding."
With spring, the season of new life, just around the corner Nathan's photographic opportunities should soon be in abundance.
In the meantime he has been capturing some unusual sights in nature including many plants which have been blooming well ahead of schedule.
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