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Thanks for sharing @@elefromoz, I'm definitely heading to Tasmania whenever I'm able to get back to Australia.

 

Nice selection @@pomkiwi, I'd really like to see wild koalas someday. In addition to Tasmania I think we'd also try to drive along the GOR, where I think we'd have some good chances!

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Possum at nightfall. Blue Mountains.

 

@@pomkiwi Looks like a wombat to me.

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I'd really like to see wild koalas someday. In addition to Tasmania I think we'd also try to drive along the GOR, where I think we'd have some good chances!

 

@@Zubbie15 And I can show you them as I live just off the GOR.

 

BTW, big bush fires (wild fires to the Americans) on the GOR on Christmas day, many townships evacuated, 118 homes up in flames.

 

Watch quick video of police officer offering water to a koala after the fires ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r91qtGrhTxs

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@@Geoff

 

Humble aplogies - you are of course correct - no excuse just careless :-)

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@@Tom Kellie

 

I thought we were being wound up when we were told that we were looking at Wallaroos but a brief Google search confirmed otherwise.

 

The Zorilla of Australia perhaps (although less elusive)?

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@@Tom Kellie

 

I thought we were being wound up when we were told that we were looking at Wallaroos but a brief Google search confirmed otherwise.

 

The Zorilla of Australia perhaps (although less elusive)?

 

~ @@pomkiwi

 

Ha Ha!

Right on target!

Wallaroos...COOL!

Tom K. (loyal Zorilla fan)

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Pushing the boundaries with a few marine pictures.

 

Firstly the subject of the BBCs latest wildlfe documentary - coral on the Great Barrier Reef offshore from the Whitsunday Islands.

 

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A fairly large trevally on the search for a meal

 

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Finally a Hawksbill Turtle, demonstrating how effectively camouflaged they can be.

 

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~ @@pomkiwi

 

If one didn't know better, it would almost appear that the hawksbill turtle was transparent!

You're spot-on in mentioning the effective camouflaging.

I really appreciate these marine images.

Tom K.

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This brushtail possum was feeding quietly by the roadside this afternoon around Elderslie in southern Tasmania

 

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~ @@Treepol

 

That's a fine image, which truly looks like a roadside sighting.

The detail you've captured in the subject is outstanding, especially the feet.

As yours truly has never seen any possum, in the wild or in a zoo, it's a revelation to me that their feet are as shown above.

Thank you for posting this for those of us with no direct familiarity with Australian wildlife.

Tom K.

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Hi all,

 

A few recent photo's from the Shark bay area in Western Australia.

We were lucky enough to find a Thorny Devil lizard (Mountain devil).

Great countryside and many contrasting colours.

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Sorry I forgot to list the wildlife even though most would recognise in the above post.

We travelled June 2016 to Denham.

  • emu
  • thorny devil
  • Cormorants
  • fairy terns
  • seagull's
  • zebra finch
  • bottlenose dolphins
  • White crane or Egret - can someone positively identify??
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  • swallow
  • Large Gull of some sort ;)( I'm sure it has a better name for it as well!!)
  • Pelican
  • Pink and Grey Galah's

 

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Hi @@Hads

I think you have a Great Egret and the gull is a Northern Giant Petrel.

Cheers

Elaine

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@Hads @ElaineAust Yes, a Great Egret and an immature Pacific Gull (perhaps 2nd year bird).

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Thanks Geoff and Elaine for your Info.

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Recently back from the south of Queensland and saw a lot of wallabies some of which went for the added cuteness factor of a joey riding with them.

 

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This Australian Fur Seal hauled out on a rock shelf near my place whilst I was doing some photography.

It spent 2 hours enjoying the sunshine before putting back to sea.

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I spent a month in Africa Sept' - Oct' 2016 and did not see a snake.


Less than 24 hours after arriving home I'm riding my mountain bike and on a track near my home I find this.


Lowland Copperhead eating a frog. ~ A quick snap with my iPhone.


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We were staying up in the Great Dividing Range (c100km inland from Brisbane) which is where most of the wallaby photos were taken. We also came across this Goanna (I think a Lace Monitor) which posed nicely whilst tree climbing:

 

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Meanwhile in Sydney, Eastern Water Dragons are very common along the paths on the north shore and have becme very tolerant to human company:

 

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Finally a green turtle on the barrier reef. First outing for a new underwater set-up of a Nikon J2 in an underwater housing.

 

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A better view of the turtle - initially thought to be a loggerhead but then identified by my son as a green.

 

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This echidna was digging for ants at the roadside as we drove through Nubeena, a small town on the Tasman Peninsula yesterday.

 

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This photos shows the impressive length of the front digging claw.

 

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