Following on from the unlikely success of a post about how pretty sea slugs are, I thought I would post a few more pics from Australia.  Friends overseas are often saying “Oh, we’d love to come!” or “That’s on my bucket list!” but for some reason some people never actually get here.

Which is a great shame, because Oz really is exceptionally beautiful and utterly unique. You can find just about any micro-climate you can name – tropical jungle, desert, temperate forest, grasslands, snow-covered uplands, and you can even hop a sight-seeing tour to Antarctica if you want – and all parts of the country are jam-packed with amazing flora and fauna that you wont find anywhere else. Not to mention some of the most cosmopolitan and welcoming cities you could enjoy anywhere in the world. Oh, and did we mention nice beaches?

Anyway, it’s Friday afternoon, and politics is leaving me cold as a a stone at the moment, so enjoy some nice photos instead … 🙂

Brunswick River, NSW

Brunswick River, NSW

Clown Fish on the Barrier Reef

Clown Fish on the Barrier Reef

Estuary Beach, Nelson, Vic

Estuary Beach, Nelson, Vic

Whale at Hervey Bay, QLd

Whale at Hervey Bay, Qld

Lucky Bay, WA

Lucky Bay, WA

Koala - note, NOT Koala Bear

Koala – note, NOT Koala Bear

Natural luminescence, Jervis Bay, NSW

Natural luminescence, Jervis Bay, NSW

Tha Yarra River at dusk, Melbourne, Vic

Tha Yarra River at dusk, Melbourne, Vic

South West Rocks, NSW

South West Rocks, NSW

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Light show plays on the Sydney Opera House, NSW

Light show plays on the Sydney Opera House, NSW

Autumn colours in the Dandenong Ranges, Vic

Autumn colours in the Dandenong Ranges, Vic

Mountain Ash and tree ferns, Dandenong Ranges, Vic

Mountain Ash and tree ferns, Dandenong Ranges, Vic

Turtle, Queensland

Turtle, Queensland

A baby turtle heads for the sun and the cooling surf. Maybe you should, too?

 

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Comments
  1. gwpj says:

    Nice photos, Yolly. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. mlshatto says:

    Thank you for these. I don’t think I’ll ever make the journey, but for many years there have been two things that would have lured me to Australia, had I been able to do it. You have shared one here ~ the Sydney Opera House. The other would be seeing kangaroos in their natural habitat.

    I was going to say that at this point I would undoubtedly add a third ~ paying my respects at the grave of Dame Joan Sutherland. But I’ve just checked and learned that she was buried in Switzerland, where she died. For some reason I had thought her body had been taken home to Australia.

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