Posts Tagged With: Australian animals

Weekly Photo Challenge : Unique

Australia is a land full of unique creatures so what better way to answer the challenge this week than with some photos I have taken of our Aussie animals.

The header photo is the unique display of wild flowers that appear in West Australia every year. The mass of yellow is the everlasting daisy. Tomorrow I will be posting my interpretation of flowers, and I will feature Australian wild flowers, that is the theme of “let’s be wild” another great travel blog that I follow. Check it out…

What do you find unique? Go to the “Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge” to find lots of unique contributions. Maybe add yours…

Mother and Joey

Mother and Joey

Cuddly Koala

Cuddly Koala

Mother and son in the morning light

Mother and son in the morning light

Dingo

Dingo

Finally, in the photo below, I captured 2 unique Aussies. Jack wondered what to do, look at his expression, These cassowaries are notoriously aggressive. Look at the size of his claws and that blue top-notch is solid bone. In the end the cassowary just looked and then wandered away. “Thank goodness” said Jack with a sigh of relief.

Cassowary reading over Jack's shoulder

Cassowary reading over Jack’s shoulder

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Travel Theme : Animals

Ailsa of “Where’s my back pack” has given us animals this week, good one Ailsa. We all love catching those creatures on film.

Surprisingly in Australia you do not see many animals in the wild. The exception being the kangaroo and wallaby People from overseas are always very nervous about snakes in the bush, they picture them under every log and hanging from trees waiting to pounce, or should I say slither, after them. The reality is you just don’t see them, they see you first and take off…

Many of the creatures in the bush are nocturnal and sleeping as you walk by. So to see them you have to go to a zoo or wildlife park. There is a very good one on the Goldcoast, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, not far from where I live We always take visitors there for an Australian wild life experience.

So here are a few of many favourite Aussie animal photos…

Kangaroo and Joey, in the wild

 

Dingo at Currumbin wildlife sanctuary

 

Tasmanian Devil

 

Koala at the Currumbin wildlife sanctuary

 

Me with a black headed python, the snake handler was right next to me…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tasmanian Devil

Australia has some very unique and fascinating animals. Sadly many of them are becoming endangered. This is the Tasmanian Devil a very aggressive and grumpy little animal. As with all our native animals they are slowly loosing their habitat to human property developement. They have also been infected with a very virulent form of mouth cancer that, as yet, no cure has been found for. These aggressive creatures fight savagely with each other over carrion, which is there main diet. They inflict terrible wounds to each others face and that is how the cancer spreads.

I live on the Goldcoast near “David Fleays wildlife sanctuary” and it is one of the places that I delight in taking visitors to. They have every Australian native animal and many of the snakes and birds. They are kept in excellent living conditions, you can wander through the kangaroos compound and feed and touch them, a real delight for children. It is a great source for photography outings.

All these photos are taken at the sanctuary.

Dingo

There are very few pure bred dingoes left due to cross breeding with wild dogs. The dingoes at the sanctuary are pure bred.

Cute Koala

The cute koala can also give you a bad scratch if you try to cuddle one in the wild. They are also on the endangered list. They only eat one certain type of gum leaf and their habitat is being eroded by developement and also cars and dogs kill many of them every year.

 

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