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Froggy Friday! These loved-up white-lipped tree frogs (Litoria infrafrenata) were captured by David White @solar_whisper in the Daintree, Queesland. David, who runs a tour company on the Daintree River, said about his pic: “If you asked us to choose our favourite pairing right now, we’d have to say we’d have to say GGG (Green Glam Goddess) and her beau who, after a private start, have been seen out and about looking impossibly beautiful together. A new season is upon us, there will be loads more #couplegoals moments — but we love the look on GGG's beau (he's the one on top) - he looks kinda exhausted, our girls all wide eyed but her man is having trouble keeping up. Note his hands covering up her ears so she doesn't fall in love with another voice.” Thanks for sharing and tagging #ausgeo David! #wildlifephotography #australianfrogs #frog #whitelippedtreefrog #australia #treefrog #queensland #daintree #froggylove
Record breaking rain in WA’s Kimberley has seen animals take refuge from the floodwaters in the trees, rubbing shoulders with their predators in the name of survival. To see all the photographs by Damian Kelly follow the link in the bio. 🐍🐸#westernaustralia #flood #naturephotography
This young diamond python (Morelia spilota) was captured ecologist and wildlife photographer Matt Clancy @mattclancy_wildlifephotography. “These stunning snakes are the world’s most southerly-occurring python species,” says Matt. “This one was photographed in the north of their range in NSW in the central coast area, where they often hybridise with coastal carpet pythons. Their distribution extends south along the south-east coast right down to Victoria.” Thanks for sharing and tagging #ausgeo Matt! #wildlifephotography #australiansnakes #diamondsareagirlsbestfriend #diamondpython #snake #visitnsw #snakesofinstagram #australianwildlife
GIVE AWAY!!!! Check out this promo video from a special photographic conference in Sydney this coming April - which AG is honoured to be a partner of. We have two double passes to give away! To enter, head to the link in our bio. On top of this, our Instagram followers have been offered an exclusive $150 discount off tickets! Simply provide the code AG150 when ordering. #photography #Aperture #photographylovers
This pic of a juvenile white-faced heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) looking for food was captured by photogrpaher Jennie Stock @jenniestock_natureinfocus. As he matures this heron will become a slightly darker blue-grey in colour, and the white feathers on the forehead, chin and crown will become more apparent. Thanks for sharing and tagging @ausgeo Jennie! #wildlifephotography #waterbirds #heron #birdsofaustralia #whitefacedheron #birdlifeaustralia #birdsofinstagram
Dingo (Canis dingo) pups photographed in the Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia, by photographer Gary Meredith @gaz_meredith_images. Young dingos like these will often stay with their families for up to one year before leaving to build a pack of their own of up to 12 individuals. To find out more about Gary’s dingo images check out our website - link in bio! #wildlifephotography #dingo #greatsandydesert #westernaustralia #australia #puppies #dogsofinstagram
Quokka love! This cute little duo was captured by Josh Davis @joshdavis23_. “The main reason for my trip to Perth was to go watch UFC 221. Right after the event finished @jrodcaptures and I jumped on a ferry straight across to Rottnest island to hang out with the quokkas (Setonix brachyurus),” says Josh. “We only had 3 hours here but they were the most fun 3 hours hanging out with these happy little guys.” Thanks for sharing and tagging #ausgeo Josh! #wildlifephotography #westernaustralia #thisiswa #quokka #wa #australia
This week’s reader photo of a Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus) was captured by Brodie James @brodiejames22. “These birds are incredibly small (roughly the same size of a finch) and very twitchy requiring a high shutter speed at times,” says Brodie. “This particular animal is in the process of building a tunnel in the side of a dirt hill with its 5 companions, of which it will use as a nest for its babies when the weather begins to cool. They are very hard and dedicated workers and even if you are close to the nest they will continue to build and feed their babies.” To feature on the AG website and IG feed head to the website now and share your reader photo, or tag #ausgeo ! #wildlifephotography #birdsofinstagram #striatedpardalote #australia #bird #australianbirdsofinstagram #australianbirds
This cute little guy – a desert fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus laevis) - was captured by photographer Ross McGibbon @ross_mcgibbon_photography during a recent trip to the Great Victoria Deaert, Western Australia. “Their large fleshy tail is shaped perfectly to block up the small holes they shelter in should a predator pursue them,” says Ross. “The tail acts as a barrier between them and the aggressor. If they are seized in the open they can drop their tail and escape leaving a wriggling tail as a decoy which they can grow back later. For snakes and other animals that prey on geckoes this doubles as one of nature’s greatest renewable food sources.” Thanks for tagging #ausgeo Ross! #wildlifephotography #reptilesofinstagram #reptilesofaustralia #australia #gecko #geckosofinstagram #greatvictoriadesert #westernaustralia #fattail
This stunning aerial of Lake Hellier off the coast of Esperance in Western Australia was captured by photographer Steve Fraser @stevefraserphotography. “The beautiful turquoise waters of the Southern Ocean surround the island and contrast with the bright pink lake,” says Steve. “Let’s answer the obvious questions–no it’s not photoshopped and yes it’s real. Even looking at these colours up close, it was hard to believe nature’s pallet is so rich.The vibrant colour is permanent, and is considered to be due to the presence of the organism Dunaliella salina. Apparently, the colour does not alter when the water is collected in a container. Nature has an incredible way of producing colours that are stunning to look at and, at times, it’s hard to believe they are natural. The crazy pink of Lake Hillier is some of nature’s work at its very finest.” Thank you for sharing your image with us and taggin #ausgeo Steve! #landscapephotography #aerialphotography #westernaustralia #lakehellier #pinklake #esperance #australia #coloursofaustralia
This beautiful image of a nudibrach was captured by underwater photographer Tammy Gibbs @tammygibbsunderwater. “I was playing with snoot lighting on a nudibranch under one of our local jetties,” says Tammy. “This is a Mexichromis macropus which has beautiful contrasting purple and orange colours.” Thanks for sharing with us and tagging #ausgeo Tammy! #underwaterphotography #wildlifephotography #nudibranch #ocean #australiancoast #australia #coast
Birds aren't the only animals that will frequent your bird bowl! You may be lucky enough to spot a southern brown bandicoot, so make sure you don't mistake them for pests! This cute little guy was caught on camera by Joanne Brazier. Follow the link in the bio to find out how you can help our native animals with the heat. 🌞 #bandicoot #aussiesummer #australianwildlife
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