I had great day out photographing Giant Tasmanian Freshwater Lobster - Astacopsis gouldi expert Todd Walsh, undertaking a river survey in Northwest Tasmania. Todd has a number of ongoing survey projects, collecting data on the lobsters and monitoring their river systems. Astacopsis gouldi is a threatened species, very venerable to ecological disturbances of it's aquatic habitat from sedimentation, chemical pollutants, temperature rise as well as poaching.
Todd has been working with these giant lobster's -the largest freshwater invertebrate on Earth, for more than twenty years.
The lobsters are amazing creatures, colourful, agile and humorous.
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born