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Did you see the first episode of @northernpictures
new three-part documentary series The Magical Land of Oz on the ABC last Sunday? Well, don’t miss part two! This week’s episode, airing tonight on the ABC at 7:30 pm, will be dedicated to land animals, including numbats, parrots and dingoes. Photo by Gary Meredith @gaz_meredith_images
DON’T MISS OUT!!! The Australian Geographic Awards is going on the road! Australian Geographic is taking its awards night on the road, with speaking events by our top trail blazers, explorers, adventurers and conservationists to be held around the country.
The first event of the roadshow kicks off in Sydney on 20 February at NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills 6.30pm–8.45pm. Perspectives of Antarctica is your unique chance to hear inspiring stories from four extraordinary Australians about their interactions with this great frozen land, with exciting tales of adventure, perseverance, overcoming your fears and the power of collective action. Join us for an inspiring evening where each of our guest speakers will share their adventure and conservation stories, take part in a hosted panel discussion and you’ll have the chance to ask your heroes questions. Follow the link in our bio to get your tickets. To see when the AG Roadshow will stop in your hometown visit our website. Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) image by Justin Gilligan @justingilligan
This Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) was captured by Elliot Budd @elliot.budd.
“Two weeks ago I flew over to Western Australia to start my biggest Australian herp trip which is now coming close to an end. This here is one of our main targets for the trip, the Inland Taipan,” says Elliot. “After spending 10 hours driving the moon plains our first day in Coober Pedy, SA and only finding a bearded dragon, it was a relief to find this one on our second day. Now I never have to go back and drive that road again!” Thanks for sharing your pic with us and tagging #ausgeo
Elliot! #wildlifephotography #inlandtaipan #australia #australiansnakes #herpetology
This week’s reader photo was captured by Lauren Edwards. “I had recently moved to a suburb called Upwey in Victoria. I heard a rustling outside and saw this little short beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) outside my window,” says Lauren. “He then climbed up onto some decaying logs and found a hole that he disappeared into, I happened to get ready with my camera and to my surprise and joy, he popped back out just like this and I managed to get the photo just in time.” To have your image feature on our IG feed, head to our website and upload your reader photo, or tag #ausgeo
! #wildlifephotography #australia #shortbeakedechidna #upwey #victoria #australianwildlife
THIS SUNDAY! Narrated by Barry Humphries, this compelling new 3-part documentary series from our friends @northernpictures
showcases our uniquely Australian wildlife and landscapes. Using the latest in camera techniques, the series explores recently discovered animal populations and captures behaviours not associated with species we thought we knew. Discover some truly magical gems that call Australia home in the #MagicalLandOfOz
. Episode One (Oceans)airs Feb 10 on @abctv
+ iview. #australia #putitinyourdiary #sundaynight #bestthingontv
Froggy Friday! This little guy, a moaning frog (Heleioporus eyrei), was captured by Jasmine Vink @jasmine_vink.
“One of the few species of frogs we were able to find with the dry weather in Western Australia,” says Jasmine. “This is a moaning frog (Heleioporus eyrei) from Perth. This species digs burrows that they use to breed in during the off season rains from March to May.” Thanks for sharing your pic with us and tagging #ausgeo
Jasmine! #wildlifephotography #australia #frogsofaustralia #moaningfrog #frogsofinstagram
This pic of two rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus moluccanus) was captured by Angela Robertson-Buchanan @thebirdphotog.
“How gorgeous are Dad and Bub Lorikeet?” says Angela. “My resident pair who I affectionately call Mr & Mrs Bossy. They always bring their offspring to the garden. This Bub has spent longer than usual with its parents, he still cries for food, but they don’t seem to mind feeding and preening him.” Thanks for sharing your pic with us and tagging #ausgeo
Angela! #rainbowlorikeet #birdsofaustralia #australia #australianbirds
Antarctica is one of the most seemingly untouched, remote and foreign corners of the diverse planet we call home. But plastic pollution and climate change are key threats to this unique ecosystem. The first stop on the Australian Geographic Awards Roadshow, which will be travelling across Australia in 2019, is Sydney, where world record holding sailor Lisa Blair, Wingsuit pilot Heather Swan, Adventurer Pat Farmer and conservationist Sophia Skaparis will speak about the challenges, in the realm of both adventure and conservation, facing the icy continent. This is your unique chance to hear inspiring stories from four extraordinary Australians, including exciting tales of adventure, perseverance, overcoming your fears and the power of collective action. You're invited to join us for our first stop on the road in Sydney on 20 February at the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, 6:30pm sharp. Follow the link in our bio to get your tickets. To see when the AG Roadshow will stop in your hometown visit our website. Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) 📷: Justin Gilligan @justingilligan