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#41 Tom Kellie

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 04:59 AM

~ @elefromoz

 

Very nice images!

 

That coiled tiger snake looks like it had best be left well alone.

 

Thank you for sharing Tasmania's wildlife with us!

 

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:35 AM

@elefromoz I like the photos from my home state - where did you stay at Cradle Mtn, is that where you saw the devils as well as the wombats and platypus?

 

I went out to Narawntapu NP a couple of nights ago hoping to get photos of wombats on the lawn outside the visitors centre, however its so dry there was nothing in sight. Sadly, there seems to be more roadkill around as the animals (mostly wallabies) are coming out of the bush to find water.


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 06:10 AM

@Treepol, We saw the Devils at Trowunna Wildlife Park on the way to Cradle Mountain, where we stayed in the "Highlander Cabins". After dinner, just before sunset we drove from the cabin to Ronny Creek at Cradle Mtn NP, we barely had to walk 20 metres and there was Wombats everywhere. In fact Id hiked some of this boardwalk during the day and there had been Wombats out and about then, hence I took my friends back in the evening. Quite magical out there during the day on the boardwalk, no-one else for miles in either direction. We stayed at "Giants Table Cottages" at Maydena, near Mt Field NP, where the Platypus were, again really easy to see, didn't seem shy at all. We were there in November


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 06:26 AM

@elefromoz thanks for the information - thats good to know.


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:06 PM

Possum at nightfall. Blue Mountains.

 

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:09 PM

Wallaroo.  The common species ?eastern subspecies.  Blue Mountains.

 

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:10 PM

Brown snake. Blue Mountains.  Didn't stop for long to identify....

 

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:15 PM

Monitor lizard on the prowl. Noosa National Park Qld

 

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:16 PM

Koala doing what it does best (makes African lions look active). Again Noosa National Park

 

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 11:10 PM

~ @pomkiwi

 

That's a splendid group of Australian species!

 

The monitor images are terrific!

 

I'd never previously heard of wallaroos.

 

Ha Ha! Koalas on the go suggest that even tortoises have pep.

 

Thank you.

 

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 01:24 AM

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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Posted 30 December 2015 - 03:06 AM

Possum at nightfall. Blue Mountains.

 

@pomkiwi  Looks like a wombat to me.


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 03:15 AM

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  ~  


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 06:48 AM

@Geoff

 

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



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Posted 30 December 2015 - 06:50 AM

@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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Posted 31 December 2015 - 01:05 PM

@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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Posted 31 December 2015 - 06:53 PM

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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Posted 31 December 2015 - 06:55 PM

A fairly large trevally on the search for a meal

 

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 06:57 PM

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

 

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 07:33 PM

~ @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.

 

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