GAZZA SNAPS WILDLIFE WITH TRUSTY CAMERA
Well known Coochie ferry service skipper Gary “Gazza” Sheehy (pictured) always has his trusty DSLR camera handy as he plies the strait between the island and Victoria Point several days a week.
Gary has developed a keen interest in photography in recent years and specialises in the abundant birdlife found in the vicinity of Coochiemudlo Island and Victoria Point. His job as a ferry skipper makes him likely to be on the spot should a rare bird show up for photo opportunity. This is one of his closeup photos of a local pelican.
Gary and a fellow islander shutterbugs have been producing a pictorial calendar in recent years and sales have been brisk with the proceeds going to island community groups such as the ambulance first responders who on call 24 hours a day in cases of emergencies.
• Skipper Gary at the wheel!