We first discovered Tim Bawden’s images while searching through the ALA’s Recent Sightings for some pictures of Australian mammals for promotional material. Digging through them, we found a great collection of sightings – many of rarely-seen species. They also cover a wide variety of locations around the country.

Luaner (Dasyurus viverrinus)

Luaner (Dasyurus viverrinus). Image by Tim Bawden

Tim uses the ALA to work out new areas to explore and look for areas that contain “target” species that he hasn’t seen before.

Peron's Tree Frog (Litoria Peronii).

Peron’s Tree Frog (Litoria peronii). Image by Tim Bawden

He doesn’t use the ALA for identification assistance, other than to work out the range of the species.

Leopard Seal (Hydrurga leptonyx)

Leopard Seal (Hydrurga leptonyx). Image by Tim Bawden.

He prioritises entering the images of species that are “interesting or rare” into the ALA. He works in IT and his hobby of using the ALA is a “good diversion”.

Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps)

Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps). Image by Tim Bawden

Many of Tim’s images are now the feature image for that species in the ALA.

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