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    This is western Arnhe Land, a semi tropical jungle at the top end of Australia's Northern Territory.

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    Landrover leaves Lodge

    Cameras in Landrover

    McGregor goes fishing

    Group of aborigines walking

    Hunting with Spear

    Catching turtle

    Entering Cave

    Cave Paintings

    Landrover through Scrub

    through anthills

    White birds

    Flock on Lagoon

    Buffalo Chase

    Wide Shot Buffalo

    Profile McGregor


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    Background: This is western Arnhe Land, a semi tropical jungle at the top end of Australia's Northern Territory.

    Hunting Safaris have operated here for many years, but always under careful supervision.

    Today, camera enthusiasts, rather than hunters, make up the bulk of visitors to Don McGregor's Patonga Safari Lodge.

    Some fifteen years ago, McGregor chose to give up an urban existence for a life among animals and bushland. He's rarely worn a pair of shoes since.

    The true hunters of this region are the Australian aborigines.

    Some use guns, but many still live a purely tribal existence, using the same methods handed down through centuries.

    The legends of aboriginal culture are recorded in rock paintings and caves scattered throughout the area.

    Like the aborigine, McGregor has learned to live with the land. He needs no tracks to show him the way, even through a maze of weirdly shaped anthills.

    But the abundant wildlife is what attracts the visitor. Masses of brolgas....storks....ducks....and countless other species.

    A nineteenth century import, the Asian water buffalo, now roams wild in great numbers throughout the top end of Australia's Northern Territory.

    A huge portion of this area has recently been declared a national park.

    So, the wildlife will stay. The visitors and their cameras will be welcomed.

    And Don McGregor will still go barefoot in the Australian bush.

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