Australia – Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet, Australia

This colorful parrot from today’s picture is called Rainbow Lorikeet.
When I was a child, I was often reading atlas of animals (didn’t like pages with huge photos of spiders 😉 ). I remember well the picture of rainbow lorikeet and my hope to see it in wild one day. So thank you Australia for making my childhood dream comes true. 🙂

In Australia, you’ll easily see plenty of different beautiful parrots. A paradise for birds lovers. 🙂

Australia – Koala

Koala, Australia

Australia is famous for a few animals, one of them is koala.
Before our trip, I was hoping to see wild koalas, and we’re lucky. 🙂

The koala from today’s picture was hurt, that’s why it was sitting in the middle of the road. One local knew what to do. He used the stick to check the reaction of the animal. When I saw it, my first thought was “What is he doing!?!”, because I didn’t know that’s the correct way. Later, we helped him and went together to the vet, and my husband was holding poor, stressed koala on the way to the veterinary clinic. Fortunately, this story has a happy end.

Australia – Tasmanian Devil

Tasmania, Australia

Tasmanian Devil is probably the most famous creature from Tasmania. It’s not so easy to spot them in wild; so it may be a good idea to visit a wildlife sanctuary in Tasmania and there you can see these cute devils and learn why they are endangered (Devil Facial Tumour Disease).

Australia – Aboriginal Rock Art

Aboriginal rock art, Kakadu National Park, Australia

Kakadu National Park is home of Aboriginal rock art dating back 20,000 years (one of the examples in today’s picture).
For me, it’s the most interesting part of Kakadu NP. Of course, nature here is nice, but this Aboriginal rock art is much more special.

Australia – Termite Mounds

Termite Mounds, Litchfield National Park, Australia

In the Litchfield National Park you’ll find an amazing scenery made by termites!
In today’s picture you see an example of magnetic termite mounds. No, it’s not a graveyard. 😉 Doesn’t it look unique? Some of the mounds are small, others are quite big, even about two meters tall.

Australia – Kangaroo or Wallaby


In Australia, I learnt that not each “kangaroo” is a kangaroo. 😀
There are different kinds of kangaroo, but generally speaking kangaroos are “big kangaroos”. “Smaller kangaroos (intermediate size)” are called wallaroos and “small kangaroos” are wallabies.

Australia – Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the main attractions in Australia. It’s the world’s largest coral reef and simply stunning! It’s an unforgettable experience to snorkel or dive there. However, there is also a sad part about it, people often kill the reef simply by touching it! So please, be careful while observing any reef.

Australia – Dingo

Dingo, Australia

Dingo is a name of a native Australian dog.
When I was in Australia, I didn’t really expect to meet dingo, but we’re lucky to spot them. Dogs look friendly, but they’re still wild animals, so it’s better not to play with them etc.!

p.s. Do you know what dingo dogs like to eat?
I’ll show you on the 17th of January. 😉

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