Behind The Shot: Birding the Cape York Peninsula in Northeastern Australia

Behind The Shot: Birding the Cape York Peninsula in Northeastern Australia

The Seattle Photography Committee has launched a new photo presentation series to celebrate the extraordinary photography adventures our Mountaineers members have experienced around the world. We’re hosting four presentations in the next year to share photos, videos, and storytelling from the photographers among us, and we invite you to send us your stories!
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Speaker: Tom Bancroft

Tom spent 9 days searching for birds, plants, and wildlife through the remote Cape York Peninsul in Australia. He will be speaking about this trip:

  • Planning for a remote trip in a foreign location
  • Camera equipment taken on the trip (and why)
  • Photographs of the various birds at Cape York, including what lens he used, camera settings, etc.
  • Audio recordings of the different birds

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Thomas Bancroft is a biologist by training and has worked on conservation issues throughout his career. He served as Vice President of the Wilderness Society and Chief Scientist for National Audubon Society. Tom has lived in Seattle for seven years and in addition to the Mountaineers, he has been involved with Audubon, the Washington Ornithological Society, and Washington Environmental Council.He has testified before Congress, in Olympia, and to national groups such as Audubon and the Wilderness Society. His website is

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