laurenepbath Alrighty, everyone has been asking about these Texas Longhorns I've been speaking of! Well we stayed at the property in Charters Towers where Michael and Lynda Bethel breed this American icon. If you ever get to Townsville it's well worth the drive to do a Wagon Tour of the property and meet this wonderful couple, niche tourism products like this just make me so happy! So unique, so fun and not what you would imagine finding out west of Townsville. @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 23min

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laurenepbath If you go to Townsville promise me that you'll eat at Rambutan! It's a "glam-packers" resort and the food is served pool side. We ate there twice and didn't regret it! I rarely post food photos but this was too colorful and delish to resist! @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 3h

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laurenepbath I'm posting this just because. I've had such a wonderful week; I spent four days in Townsville with two great instagrammers, met some amazing people in Port Douglas doing some filming for Telstra and got a free business class upgrade from Virgin Australia. Now I'm waiting for my man to pick me up from the airport and I'm feeling wonderful, like this bird. ;) @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 13h

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laurenepbath Comment if you see it... Castle Hill Townsville, @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 19h

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laurenepbath I'm posting one more of this guy/gal because I just love this frame. I shot this at 300mm, again on the Olympus, and loved that little flash of colored feathers. This is barely cropped and I'm really happy with the sharpness. For those that don't know I am using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 in conjunction with my regular kit. I love having a second system on hand that's light, easy to use and so sharp! @Olympus_Au #OlympusInspired 1d

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laurenepbath Good morning!! How's a cute little sun burst from the country to start the day? As always I shot this at f22 with the sun intersecting these flowers. Again out at Charters Towers at the Texas Longhorn property. @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 1d
  •   laurenepbath @debbietsv Deb you got a feature on @Australia last night, I was so excited when I saw it! 2h
  •   laurenepbath @eirelass thanks so much! :) 2h
  •   laurenepbath @mrs_vicstar haha, I've got a great shot of them coming up! 2h
  •   laurenepbath @workfortravel it's really pretty out there! Go to the Texas Longhorns place, I'm sure they would show you around the property. 2h
  •   laurenepbath @icon3studios for the sun burst of course! 2h
  •   laurenepbath @donnadeedonna70 thanks so much :) 2h
  •   debbietsv Thanks Lauren! I am soo stoked and a little shocked since we were just talking about them Friday night lol...I called my Mum to let her know her skippies are now famous and it made her day she's 83 and has macular degeneration of her eyes poor darlin so anything to brighten her world is awesome! Have a great day 1h
  •   workfortravel Thanks Lauren we definitely will, you've inspired us. How exciting are @debbietsv kissing kangaroos 1h

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laurenepbath Do you know what I love about the country? Earth and dust and light! (Amongst other things!) Two nights ago we stayed at the "Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours" property in Charters Towers and just savored the country experience. I will post a shot of a Longhorn and tell you alllll about it when I'm more awake. Night night. @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 2d

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laurenepbath I've seen lots of moons on Instagram today so I thought I would throw mine out there, this was last nights "blue moon" rising in Townsville at the instameet. We were trying to spot it and when we did it was cameras at the ready! I positioned it right by the crane and snapped just as it rose too far. It was GORGEOUS! @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 2d
  •   phoenix2life Moon beauty capture. Lovely. Earthly loving. 1d
  •   craftycheryl Awesome picture, I tried to get a picture but I have no clue how to take pictures at night. I so need to take a class😕 1d
  •   bjwr2014 Beautiful!!! 1d
  •   aidabellart Love this big moon 🌚🌚🌚 1d
  •   workfortravel Lovely Thanks for spending the time with us, was great to meet you. Look forward to you coming back again soon. 1d
  •   ze_roberto_zm Lovely! I live in Townsville and wouldn't guess it's so picturesque! 23h
  •   raqlf82 Niiiiiiice 5h
  •   raqlf82 @daniwtavares ó q barato! !! 5h

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laurenepbath This is seriously one of my favorite shots from Townsville and I took it in the small town of Giru. We were so inspired by the fields and gorgeous light that we had some real fun with it. Light is everything! @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 2d

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laurenepbath Good morning, I just had the best sleep! (Must have really needed it) I wanted to share this photo of the butterfly forest in Magnetic Island. The butterflies are only there in large numbers for two months of the year and we were lucky enough to be there. It's hard to capture huge amounts in a single frame because they're so sensitive to noise but you can sneak up and isolate singles or small groups. I loved this little girl because of the spider web she's sitting next to. I hate that there's no butterfly emoji! @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 2d
  •   laurenepbath @sarahghope it's not Ulysses, they are black on the outside and vibrant blue inside. Not sure of this breed... 2d
  •   laurenepbath @makeluvtolife I am lucky! :) 2d
  •   pauline_hunt Oh so do I It would have been fantastic to watch 😀 2d
  •   moritz_dorn Nice 2d
  •   ahaq.1 قولو معاي سبحان الله بحمد سبحان الله العظيم 2d
  •   paulibunny @laurenepbath You should totally consider getting a 500px! It will expand your horizon. Its nice even if you have too much social media already, pretty much just full your profile up, and upload. Then wait for your stuff to become uber popular. Very light maintenance(: Happy travels! 1d
  •   lofortyfive45 Awesome!!!!🌞🌞🌞 11h

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laurenepbath Well goodnight all from a very tired instagrammer! I so need to edit my shots from the last two days, I've been on quite the adventure! This is some of the lush forest on Magnetic Island when the sun made its late appearance for the day. @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 3d

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laurenepbath I know it's super late notice but if you're around Townsville we're doing an instameet this afternoon at 5:00! The meeting point is the Landsborough Headland at the I M A G _ N E sculpture, you'll know it when you see it. Hope some of you can make it. Also 🏻@TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 3d

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laurenepbath I don't know what this island is called but I photographed it at sunset off West Point, Magnetic Island. The light was really pretty and I like the simplicity of the frame. @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 3d

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laurenepbath Everybody is nuts for these birds, I posted this shot on fb and it's got loads of comments. For the record I will say that he looked lovely until he bit me on the finger. lol. Shot on the Olympus at equivalent 300mm focal length and it's SHARP. Magnetic Island, @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 3d

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laurenepbath More of Mel being amazing! We shot this at first light on Magnetic Island thinking we weren't going to get a sunrise due to the thick band of cloud on the horizon. However about half an hour later the sun broke through and it was amazing for ages! Is the light better up here or is it just me? @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 4d

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laurenepbath I seriously love koalas. I got to hold this little guys brother for ages yesterday and I tell you what, the temptation to squish them into a cuddle is crazy. You can't deny that koala's are one of the cutest animals on the planet. This is the Bungalow Bay Koala Village where we literally had breakfast with the wildlife. (Birds, lizards, snakes and koalas) Magnetic Island, @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 4d

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laurenepbath Okay, okay. For those that have been asking here is a shot of Magnetic Island. We drove out to "West Point" for sunset and we were definitely rewarded. I personally loved how many locals and tourists just come down to chill out and enjoy the show, catching sunset (or sunrise) is great for the soul! @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 4d

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laurenepbath Good morning! I'm back in the groove and heading out for daily sunrises. This is a shot from yesterday on Magnetic Island, we found the butterfly forest! For just two months a year this place is teeming with butterflies and we only knew about it because we overheard a group of travelers talking about it, if you're ever there in June/July I can totally tell you where this place is ;) @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 4d

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laurenepbath I'm back! For those that noticed I've been away for 5 long days, I've been catching up on paperwork in anticipation of a big couple of months! Yesterday I flew into Townsville for a great job with @melissafindley (pictured) and @adingattamimi_photography and so far it's been pretty amazing! We did 24 hours of power on Magnetic Island and now we're back on the mainland. I personally am looking forward to discovering this destination as I've never been before despite living in North Queensland for 8 years in my 20's. @TownsvilleNorthQueensland #TownsvilleShines 5d
  •   rickyebelphotography Bummer I most likely won't make it in time as we are meeting wedding clients at 5.... Enjoy your short stay and hopefully we'll meet some other time. @laurenepbath 4d
  •   debbietsv Welcome to Townsville Lauren! So excited that your here for the Strand EphemeraLooking forward to catching up with you tomorrow afternoon :) Glad we have turned on some of our famous winter weather for the occasion 😎 4d
  •   sunflowerof21 Joy! 4d
  •   v_lo86 Beautiful 4d
  •   _brooklyndragonfli_ Adore this 4d
  •   achosman Fantastic 3d
  •   darkbluestripes Gorgeous light. 3d
  •   armanda_carol LOE 3d

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laurenepbath And finally, my last Sunshine Coast shot! This seems to sum up the sunshine part right? @VisitSunshineCoast #VisitSunshineCoast 1w

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