Wild Weekly Photo Challenge : Look Up!

Wild weekly photo challenge has asked us to “look up” this week and record what we see.

A short while ago we visited Townsville, the capital of Northern Queensland. I love to look around botanic gardens and Townsville had three superb gardens. I was in gardens heaven.

  • Anderson Gardens is the largest botanic garden in Townsville.  Covering 25
    hectares, the gardens include fine specimens of tropical trees and palms, grand
    avenues and the World Cycad Collection
  • The Palmetum is a 17 hectare botanic garden displaying one of the largest and
    most diverse public collections of palms in the world.
  • Initiated in 1870, Queens Gardens is the oldest Botanic Garden in Townsville and
    is heritage listed. Now covering 4 hectares, reduced from an original 40Ha, it
    is considered a fine example of a tropical colonial garden of that era.

I took hundreds of photos, but for this post I will just bring you a few I peered into the branches to take.

Tropical palms

Tropical palms

Branches and leaves

Branches and leaves

What are those bundles?

What are those bundles?

Noisy, smelly and dirty

Noisy, smelly and dirty

Fruit bats

Fruit bats

How cute, but don't touch...

How cute, but don’t touch…


Blue winged kookaburra

Blue winged kookaburra

Here's looking at you...

Here’s looking at you…

Categories: Australia, botanic gardens, look up, photography, Townsville, Wild Weekly Photo Challenge | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

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10 thoughts on “Wild Weekly Photo Challenge : Look Up!

  1. GORGEOUS!!!

  2. Wonderful photos. Sounds like three places I would love to visit. The bats were a bit unnerving and scary looking. Loved the kookaburra, do they always have the “expression” on their faces? What amazing coloring and lines!

  3. Exquisite! The macro of the Kookabura is exceptional.

  4. Oh, they are all gorgeous! I like the smelly ones… and of course the kookaburra!

  5. Wonderful collection of awesome photos.

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