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These two Leafy seadragons (Phycodurus eques) were captured swimming amongst the underside of the jetty in Rapid Bay, South Australia, by photographer Matt Testoni @matt_testoni_photography.
“A Flashback to my trip to Rapid Bay last year. Even though we only managed two dives it was well worth it to see these amazing Seadragons,” says Matt. “The two here where definitely a mating pair and did not separate by more than a metre over the day. This is a common occurrence with leafy seadragons and it's thought that they may mate for life.” Thanks for sharing your pc with us Matt! #underwaterphotography #leafyseadragons #dragons #rapidbay #southaustralia #jettylife #leafy
Look at those colours! This beautiful aerial shot of Big Lagoon in Western Australia was captured by @anthonyp.com.au.
Follow the link in the bio to see more of Anthony’s photography of WA's lagoons. #westernaustralia #lagoon
This week’s reader photo of a south-eastern morethia (Morethia boulengeri) was captured by Arlie V McCumstie. “I very slowly stalked this little guy, a south-eastern morethia (Morethia boulengeri), for a long time so that I could get very close to take this shot” said Arlie.
South-eastern morethia grow to be about 9 - 12 cm long and are part of the Skink family. They are a insectivorous species, like the majority of skinks, and eats predominately arthropod species and snails, making them handy garden friends. To feature on our IG feed, head to our website and upload your reader photo or tag #ausgeo
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This little guy is an Eastern Horsehsoe bat (Rhinolophus megaphyllus), and was captured by photographer Jasmine Vink @jasmine_vink.
“I think this eastern horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus megaphyllus) is my favourite bat catch to date!’ says Jasime. “This is a cave dwelling species but they have also adapted to man-made structures including mine shafts and culverts. Their unique nose is called a nose leaf and is used to direct their echolocation call.” Special thanks to @djjosiestyles
for helping with this photo! Thanks for sharing your pic with us Jasmine! #wildlifephotography #easternhorseshoebat #microbat #australia #batman #bat #australianbats
This week’s reader photo of Ladies Bath Falls, at the base of Mount Buffalo, Victoria, was captured by photographer Laurie Wasson. The cascades were named Ladies bath as the falls were a popular stopping place for ladies in the late 19th and early 20th century, as they travelled up to Mount Buffalo, particularly after the Mount Buffalo Chalet was built in 1910. As the tradition goes, the ladies would take a break from their long train journey from Melbourne during the 1930’s and 40’s to refresh themselves before the final leg up the hill. To feature on our IG feed, head to our website and upload your reader photo or tag #ausgeo
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