Leica Akademie Australia, in partnership with Accor Plus, recently took a group of keen photographers to Port Douglas where we spent four days in the tropical north of Australia, staying at the delightful Pullman Sea Temple Resort. The biggest draw-cards in this region are the Daintree Rainforest, and the Great Barrier Reef, both of which actually meet at Cape Tribulation, the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites touch.

Mossman Gorge turned out to be the highlight of the trip, we were able to gain special access to the National Park and were at the river beach by first light. It’s a very popular place with over 350,000 visitors per year (Uluru has 400,000 by comparison) so having some private access was critical to getting good photos. Our Kuku Yalanji guide, Skip, kindly agreed to don his ceremonial paint and pose for us to shoot some portraits. He was an absolute natural – very relaxed and engaging.

Here is a gallery of our experiences over the workshop…