With the rise of powerful, high quality digital cameras and snap on magnifying lenses, superb quality macro photography can be achieved by enthusiasts on a small budget. Robert Whyte charts his explorations into the camera technology and fascinating biology of this (until now) hidden world. Robert’s work was highlighted by Jerzy Prószyński at this year’s International Arachnology Congress in Poland, as having a major impact on how scientific descriptions may be carried out in future.
Rob is a Director at multimedia company ToadShow and Vice-President of Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) a community organisation working to restore the habitats of creeks and waterways in the catchments of Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish Creeks in Brisbane’s north and west.
Rob is a naturalist with a particular interest in macrophotography of plants and animals, especially invertebrates and is working with Robert Raven and others as an honourary at the Queensland Museum.
In his professional life Rob has researched and written material for the Glass House Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre and Bribie Island Seaside Museum including photography on location. His interests include fauna, flora, geology, entomology, arachnology, botany, landcare, biodiversity and environmental management.