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Grazier finds beauty in drought landscapes

Lydia Burton, Thursday February 13, 2014 - 11:25 EDT

One western Queensland grazier says even in drought, nature can still deliver beautiful moments.

Angus Emmott is from a beef cattle station 150km south west of Longreach and has a passion for photographing flora and fauna.

He's third generation on Noonbah, which means red soil is running through his veins.

However, as generations have changed so have their hobbies.

Angus's property borders on the Lochern national park, which creates the perfect backdrop for capturing natures beauty.

With lots of different landforms, there is a wide range of habitat for different species.

Mr Emmott says his interest in photography started early.

"Since I was a kid I was fascinated by natural history and photography was a way to collect and keep natural history moments, so it flowed on from that."

He says photography is the perfect hobby for those who live out in the bush, and are constantly surrounded by photographic moments.

Mr Emmott says posting his photos on Facebook has allowed him to share the bush with people all over Australia.

"During the drought it's easy to get despondent but using social media, but photography of nature gives you a focus away from bogged cattle, no feed, no water.

"If you're into photography you can certainly find positives even in the middle of drought."


- ABC

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