When this very sweet client contacted us and advised us that her boys love owls, we went on a search. High and Low. Shelley, (our super dupa prop finder) soon discovered that of course, Owls have very sharp claws and would be unsuitable for working with children. So, the wonderful staff at Port Douglas Wildlife Zoo suggested a Papuan Frogmouth.

Click here to see an out-take, prior to the shoot, with Bruce the animal handler – who normally feeds the salt water crocs. Thank you Bruce! We felt very safe in your hands – I must say!

Far North Queensland is always such a pleasure to photograph, and this warm morning was just perfect. And whilst I’m speaking of travel shoots, make sure you check out the map to the right of this post, as we start to populate the blog again, with old, and new posts from all over the world.

More from this shoot coming up with his sweet brother too.
A dream come true to shoot!