About Me



Welcome to my website, My name is Laurie Ross (BIRDMAN).

I am a very passionate self-taught Nature & Bird photographer, originally from New Zealand I now live in the beautiful city of Darwin, located in the Northern Territory of Australia.

I have been fortunate enough to visit and photograph wildlife in many countries around this amazing world including New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Canada, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico and my favorite of all the United States of America.

My website showcases well over 800 species of birds and more than 100 species of Mammals and Reptiles. It shows you the endless hours I have spent to get to the level I am today and my passion for the art of photography.

I am also a very passionate storm-chaser and have been fortunate enough to travel to the famous Tornado Alley in the USA to chase storms and photograph their famous Tornados; during the 2014 season my wife and I chased in ten states and managed to see 7 Tornados, not bad for our first attempt!

I fell in love with taking photos after driving 180000 km’s around Australia searching for a place to call home. During our travels my wife and I kept finding ourselves lured back to the Northern Territory and it’s unique way of life. How can you go past the relaxed lifestyle, great food, interesting people, fascinating wildlife and specially the extremes of the weather which you quickly learn to live with a love.

Australia is a beautiful part of the world; it is a Photographer’s playground with so many exciting photographic opportunities. I picked up my first ever camera back in 2007, a Panasonic “Point and Shoot”. I quickly grew out of a basic camera and progressed to my first SLR, the Canon 1000D. This would be the start of a serious love affair with photography and everlasting pursuit of that perfect photo.

After many years of patience and self-taught settings, 4 Canon SLR Camera bodies, many different Canon Lenses and hundreds of thousands of photos, I am producing the quality photography you see here on my website.

My Photographic Kit

Canon Bodies –

  • Canon 1Dx Mark II
  • Canon 1D Mark IV

Canon Lens –

  • Canon 16-35mm f2.8L USM
  • Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1 – 5x Macro
  • Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS USM
  • Canon 600mm f4 IS II USM
  • Canon’s 1.4x III 


  • 1 x Induro 8M AT413
  • 1 x Induro CT313 CARBON 8X

Tripod Heads  

  • Induro BHD3 Ball Head
  • Manfrotto Gear Head
  • Wimberley Head II for my 600mm

If you would like to get in contact with me please send me an email – laurieross@live.com or use my Contact me form.



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