#SnapPerth: Yellagonga Regional Park proves perfect spot for pictures, says Greenwood photographer

Greenwood photographer Gary Tate. Picture: Martin Kennealey d475558
Grey teal reflects. Picture: Gary Tate
Greenwood photographer Gary Tate. Picture: Martin Kennealey d475558 Grey teal reflects. Picture: Gary Tate

TIMES contributor Gary Tate stepped out from behind his camera to tell us what he loves about exploring and photographing the northern suburbs.

The Greenwood resident built a home “when there was still bush and kangaroos” in the suburb, more than 40 years ago.

“When I retired from the supermarket industry 12 years ago, I discovered Yellagonga Regional Park – 600m from my home,” he said.

“I cycle Yellagonga Regional Park regularly (almost daily) admiring, observing and photographing the beauty and rich diversity.”

Mr Tate has built up a library of more than 50,000 images taken around the park.

“This has been a labour of love, a retirement hobby, along with scuba diving, fishing surfing and travelling,” he said.

Mr Tate had many suggestions of places to take photos, including Lake Goollelal where people can find quenda (southern brown bandicoots), wildflowers, insects and lake views.

For those with an interest in historic buildings, he suggested Perry’s Paddock, and for wildlife, he said good spots included Ocean Reef Road, Studmaster Park, Scenic Drive, Picnic Cove to Neil Hawkins Park or the coastal path from Hillarys to Burns Beach.

Thanks to our national partners Canon Australia and Harvey Norman and our state partner REIWA.

#SnapPerth 2017 takes place on November 22. Snap a pic, share it on Instagram or Twitter and tells us what’s so great about your corner of Perth. Click here for more.

MORE: WA leading the way on affordable housing strategies: report

MORE: Police hunt ram raiders after robbery at Midland Gate

MORE: Singleton snake crosses road; did not say why