A cartoon Feathertail Glider sitting on a branch next to the words Feathertail Photography.
A cartoon Feathertail Glider sitting on a branch next to the words Feathertail Photography.
Welcome to Feathertail
A celebration of Australian nature!

G’day!

I’m Shanna Bignell, a wildlife and landscape photographer based on the Sunshine Coast in south-east Queensland, Australia.

I took up nature photography in 2012, and have been taking pictures of animals and plants everywhere I go ever since!

As a result, I have a huge back catalogue of photos to work through and eventually upload here, so this site is well and truly a work in progress. I hope it will become an interesting and valuable record over time!

My husband, Nathan, is a professional Fauna Spotter/Catcher who also takes great photos, so you’ll see his pics here too.

Please note that I’m not an expert—just an enthusiastic amateur naturalist—so I may make identification errors. (Probably not with reptiles though, as Nathan is actually a reptile expert, so that would be kind of embarrassing.)

If you do find an error, please don’t hesitate to let me know. The last thing I want to do is spread misinformation on the internet!

Enjoy exploring Feathertail!

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the country where I live and work, the Gubbi Gubbi people.

I pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.