Happy lens­man in our sub­urbs

Wanneroo Times - - News -

con­trib­u­tor Gary Tate stepped out from be­hind his cam­era to tell us what he loves about ex­plor­ing and pho­tograph­ing the north­ern sub­urbs.

The Green­wood res­i­dent built a home “when there was still bush and kan­ga­roos” in the sub­urb, more than 40 years ago.

“When I re­tired from the su­per­mar­ket in­dus­try 12 years ago, I dis­cov­ered Yel­lagonga Re­gional Park, 600m from my home,” he said.

“I cy­cle Yel­lagonga Re­gional Park reg­u­larly (al­most daily) ad­mir­ing, ob­serv­ing and pho­tograph­ing the beauty and rich di­ver­sity.”

Mr Tate has built up a li­brary of more than 50,000 images taken around the park.

“This has been a labour of love, a re­tire­ment hobby, along with scuba div­ing, fish­ing surf­ing and trav­el­ling,” he said.

Mr Tate had many sug­ges­tions of places to take pho­tos, in­clud­ing Lake Gool­le­lal where peo­ple can find quenda, wild­flow­ers, in­sects and lake views. For those with an in­ter­est in his­toric build­ings, he sug­gested Perry’s Pad­dock, and for wildlife, he said good spots in­cluded Ocean Reef Road, Studmas­ter Park, Scenic Drive, Pic­nic Cove to Neil Hawkins Park or the coastal path from Hil­larys to Burns Beach.

Picture: Gary Tate

Grey teal re­flects.

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Pho­tog­ra­pher Gary Tate sizes up a shot.

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