The Koala – Australia

The Koala is an iconic Australian animal that is often incorrectly called a Koala “Bear”. Koalas are cute animals with thick wool-like fur, small eyes, large hairy ears and a big nose. They have large sharp claws with four fingers and a thumb which allows them to grip tree branches. They usually live in loosely…

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Rosenberg’s Goanna – Australia

There are 26 recognized species of goanna (known as monitor lizards to the rest of the world) in Australia. The Rosenberg’s Goanna is the only goanna on Kangaroo Island and the photos in this post were all taken on Kangaroo Island. This species was once common over large portions of southern Australia but they are…

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Kangaroo Island Kangaroos – Australia

Kangaroo Island has its own subspecies of Kangaroo which are aptly called Kangaroo Island Kangaroos. These kangaroos are closely related to the common Western Grey Kangaroo but they are shorter, stockier and are a chocolate brown in color. Kangaroos move as a “mob” which is the term used for a group of Kangaroos. So they…

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Crested Pigeon – Australia

Crested Pigeons are exclusive to Australia. They were previously only seen in the interior of the country in rural areas but they have recently transitioned into the urban areas and are commonly seen in all of Australia’s cities. The photos in this post were taken in parks of Adelaide and Melbourne. Most pigeons never sit…

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Echidna – Australia

I feel fortunate to have seen this Echidna. I knew about these animals but I did not expect to see one while I was in Australia. When we saw this one, I couldn’t believe that I actually was able to see an Echidna in the wild. A lot of the wildlife in Australia are different…

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Eclectus Parrot – Australia

Parrots are one of my favorite birds because they are very colorful and they have fun personalities. When I watch parrots they remind me of mischievous teenagers. Sometimes they even laugh at themselves. While I was watching the parrots shown in this post interact with each other, the male seems to be very affectionate to…

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Great Barrier Reef – Part 2 of 2 (Coral of the Reef)

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 1400 miles over an area of 133,000 sq. miles. The reef is located in the Coral Sea off the coast Queensland, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest structure made…

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Great Barrier Reef – Part 1 of 2 (Fish of the Reef)

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 1400 miles over an area of 133,000 sq. miles. The reef is located in the Coral Sea off the coast Queensland, Australia. While the reef itself is technically just the coral, the…

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Australia Pelican

A lot of wildlife can be very entertaining if you pay attention to what they are doing. Watching the Australian Pelicans kept me entertained with all of the goofy looks that they have and some of the actions that they make when they interact with each other. The photos below are some photos that make…

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