Eagle photo carries message


Peel-Harvey Catchment Centre chair Jan Star, David Rennie and Andrew Hastie with the photograph.
Peel-Harvey Catchment Centre chair Jan Star, David Rennie and Andrew Hastie with the photograph.

The dramatic image of a lone eagle soaring above the Peel-Yalgorup Lakes symbolises the significance of the Peel-Harvey’s Ramsar-listed wetlands, the natural canvas for the artist’s work.

Mr Rennie said Ramsar Site 482 was one of the world’s most important wetlands.

“It is the most diverse estuarine complex in south-western Australia and supports vulnerable and critically endangered species and communities including the Lake Clifton thrombolites,” he said.

David Rennie’s renowned images of birdlife captured in their habitats are a powerful reminder of the importance of protecting and conserving natural resources.