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This very grumpy looking juvenile peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) was captured by photographer John Goodridge @jpgoodridgephotography in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Peregrine’s are considered the fasted raptor - reaching dive speeds of up to 300 km/h - when swooping for prey. This behaviour is not exactly risk free, particularly when performed in urban environments where they sometimes nest, as they occasionally collide with overhead wires which are fatal at such speeds. #wildlifephotography #australia #peregrinefalcon #birdsofprey #birdsofinstagram #falcon #peregrine #australianbirds #birdlifeaustralia #ornithology #twitchersofinstagram
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
This beautiful portrait of a major mitchell’s cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri) was captured by photographer Ambika @ambikangela in Gluepot Reserve, South Australia. Also known as Leadbeater's cockatoo, these birds are listed a threatened species as populations continue to decline as a result of man-made changes to the arid interior of Australia. Thanks for sharing your pic with us Ambika! #wildlifephotography #australia #majormitchellcockatoo #cockatoo #birdsofaustralia #australianbirds #majormitchell #gluepotreserve
This wet and misty landscape was captured by Cam Blake @camblakephotography in Mount Buffalo, Victoria. “Mt Buffalo has such an array of locations to shoot,” says Cam. “Whether it be huge granite features of the mountain or pockets like this one full of snow gums.” Thanks for sharing your pic with us Cam! #landscapephotography #australianlandscape #australia #snowgums #gumtree #victoria #mtbuffalo
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 ! #wildlifephotography #reptilesofoz #skink #australia #lizardsofinstagram
Froggy Friday!!! This portrait of a Graceful treefrog (Litoria gracilenta) was captured by photographer Ben Revell @bensamuel86. Graceful treefrogs are found coastally from Cape York, Queensland, to the Gosford area of New South Wales, and are bright green with yellow slides, belly and feet. Thanks for sharing your pic with us Ben! #wildlifephotography #australia #frogsofinstagram #gracefultreefrog #frog #australianfrogs #ribbiting
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 portrait of a pair of New Holland honeyeaters (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) was captured by photographer Jan Wegener @jan_wegener_. New Holland honeyeaters, as their name might suggest, are nectar feeders – gaining most of their carbohydrate needs from the nectar of flowers (acting as pollinators along the way). Though sometimes their attitude is not as sweet. “These are very curious, but aggressive honeyeaters, who love bullying other birds,” says Jan. “Very pretty at the same time, though. Black and white with a hint of yellow.” #wildlifephotography #birdsofaustralia #birdlifeaustralia #birdsofinstagram #australia #honeyeater #blackwhiteandfeisty #newhollandhoneyeater
Show us your pearly whites! This pic of a freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni) was captured by Damian Duffy @wildmanphoto in Chillagoe, North Qld. Thanks for sharing your pic with us Damian! #wildlifephotography #freshwatercrocodile #freshie #queensland #australia #crocsrule #crocodile #teethfordays
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 ! #landscapephotography #australia #mountbuffalo #victoria #ladiesbathfalls #waterfallsofinstagram
This portrait of western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus) on the beach of Lucky Bay, Western Australia, was captured by Monique and Jasper from Salty Travellers @saltytravellers. In their words: “Australia ~ the only place in the world where you can hang out with kangaroos on the beach!” Thanks for sharing your pic with us Monique and Jasper! #wildlifephotography #luckybay #westernaustralia #thisiswa #westerngreykangaroo #roosonabeach #kangaroo #coast #australia
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