Sunday, 26 January 2020

A Sad Australia Day


After bushfires have killed an estimated billion wild vertebrates in Australia I thought an appropriate Australia Day post would be to publish some of our photo archive of Australian native fauna.

Eastern Grey Kangaroos in a cattle paddock on the Darling Downs, Queensland.
Eastern Grey Kangaroos in a cattle paddock, Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Brush-tailed Possum in Brayshaw's Shepherd Hut, Namadgi National Park, 
Australian Capital Territory.
Brush-tailed Possum in Brayshaw's Shepherd Hut, Namadgi NP, ACT. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Crimson Rosella, on a verandah rail.
Crimson Rosella, Australia. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Emus on the roadside, west of Thallon, Queensland.
Emus on the roadside, west of Thallon, Queensland, Australia. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Koala in a Eucalyptus tree in a paddock on the Darling Downs, Queensland.
Koala in a Eucalypt tree in a paddock on the outskirts of Pittsworth, Queensland, Australia. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Koala mother and baby in a Melaleuca tree in my parents' garden, Darling Downs, Queensland.
Koala mother and baby in a Melaleuca tree in a garden, Pittsworth, Queensland, Australia. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Lace Monitor (known colloquially as goannas), up an Ironbark Eucalyptus tree, 
Darling Downs, Queensland. Australia is a land of reptiles.
A Lace Monitor (goanna) up an Ironbark Eucalypt tree, Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Tawny Frogmouth sitting in a Eucalyptus tree, Canberra.
Tawny Frogmouth sitting in a Eucalyptus tree, Canberra, Australia. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Eastern Water Dragon, at the Australian National Botanical Gardens, Canberra.
Eastern Water Dragon at the Australian National Botanical Gardens, Canberra. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Common Wombat, on the side of the road in the Australian Capital Territory.
Common Wombat, on the side of the road, ACT. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.


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4 comments:

Jean said...

Those poor animals.

Susan said...

Poor everything.

GaynorB said...

Just about every bar in NZ has a fundraising jar to help and some had Australia Day events as fundraisers. We were up at theFranz Josef glacier yesterday and the yellow/orange tinge is caused by smoke from the fires.
Tragic for those affected, the environment, the wildlife and communities suffering.

Susan said...

It's really awful, and I'm glad I'm not in the position of having to find out how good my insurance company really is now.

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