Grassland Earless Dragon (Tympanocryptis pinguicolla).

Grassland Earless Dragon (Tympanocryptis pinguicolla).

The Grassland Earless Dragon (Tympanocryptis pinguicolla) from the Melbourne Zoo (captive). All of the grassland earless dragons are highly endangered due to the heavy destruction and conversion of the temperate grasslands, of which less than 1% are said to remain. Overgrazing poses one of the most significant threats to them, especially when rocks are disturbed. Captured on 15/03/2022 2:05:30 PM with a Sony ILCE-7RM4 and 150mm F2.8 G @ 150 mm, 1/160 sec at ƒ / 4.0, ISO 800 This […]

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Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) #bird

During a day trip to Tooradin (to have Fish and Chips!) we came across some Silver Gulls (amusingly also known as ‘sea pigeons’) so I could not help but capture a picture of this bird hovering in the wind. As many would know, these birds are opportunists who often wait for humans to drop food in parks or beaches, but they have also been observed stealing food from other birds or animals. Captured on 25/06/2022 with a Sony ILCE-7RM4 and […]

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Australian Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas)

I had a bit of annual leave and got my camera back from repairs so decided to spend a morning taking some photographs. I found a nearby stream and set up a camping chair and just waited and watched the wildlife and occasionally took some photos. Whilst waiting and enjoying the tranquility I came across this damselfly which landed on a nearby rock and could not resist taking some photos. This is a stack of about 8 photos which were […]

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Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans Psittacidae)

The Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans Psittacidae) is one of the most photogenic birds, I came across this one at my Parents place so could not help capture a quick portrait. Image given a quick edit in Lightroom CC. Captured on 18/04/2022 3:11:07 PM with a Sony ILCE-7RM4 and 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports 021 @ 600 mm, 1/1000 sec at ƒ / 6.3, ISO 1600 This page may contain Affiliate Links, These keep our site free and help […]

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Australian Magpie

The Australian magpie is one of the most quintessential Australian Animals in my mind and is reported to live (on average) between 23 – 25 years but some have been reported to live up to 30 years, and whilst walking I came across this character sitting on the fence so could not help but take a photo (in part testing my Sigma 150-600mm lens). The image was shot with the Sony A7R 4, and the Sigma 150-600mm (I am loving […]

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