Natural Wanders in australia photo album

photography by steven david miller / natural wanders

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The best way to see Sydney is by the public ferry system.

The Sydney Opera House and the Harbor Bridge.

Melbourne was our home for almost 20 years

By breeding sheep with finer wool, farmers in Victoria's western district have been able to revive the Australian wool industry.

The long-billed corella can be seen in Victoria's western  district and the Grampians.

The eastern gray kangaroos is easily seen in the fields of Grampians National Park.

Sulphur-crested cockatoos are found in Australia's eastern states and along the Top End.

Bunjil's Shelter is one of several Aboriginal rock art sites in the Grampians National Park area.

The owners of the delightful Emu Holiday Park in the

Grampians care for orphaned wildlife.

The territorial call of the laughing kookaburra is the iconic sound of the Australian bush.

A female brushtail possum with a baby on her back.

The view from Hollow Mountain looking over the

Stapylton Range.

Lord Howe Island is a tropical paradise in the decidedly

temperate Tasman Sea.

McCullochs anemonefish is endemic to  Lord Howe Island.

Balls Pyramid is the highest volcanic stack rock in the world.

The tiny superb blue wren is found throughout Tasmania.

Only the most patient wildlife observers will be lucky

enough to see a platypus in the wild in Tasmania.

Cradle Mountain-Lake St.Clair National Park

forms one part of Tasmania's World Heritage region.

The Tasmanian pademelon is one of the smaller species in Australia's macropod family.

Tasmania's Bennett's wallaby is known as the

pretty-faced wallaby on the Australian mainland.

Cradle Mountain-Lake St.Clair National Park

is an excellent place to find wombats.

Tasmania's brushtail possums have a thicker coat than

the mainland variety.

The spot-tailed quoll is sometimes called a native cat;

it is, in fact, a carnivorous marsupial.

The lovely mountain berry is found in the temperate

rainforest regions of Tasmania.

Tasmania is home to a number of small birds including

the scarlet robin, the flame robin, and the rose robin.

The unique Tasmanian devil is in serious danger due to

the deadly effects of facial tumor disease, the only known form of contagious cancer.

The lovely black swan graces many of the warmer

waterways in Tasmania.

The ragged ranges of Tasmania's Southwest National Park are best seen by plane.

The shy, harmless echidna has only its sharp spines

for protection.

Tasmania's orange-bellied parrot is one of the most

critically endangered animals in Australia.

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The ruins of Port Arthur are a sad testimate to the brutal

penal colony that once held so many lives in

so much despair.

Lucky Linda gets to cuddle Lucky, the orphaned wombat.

Horseshoe Falls in Mount Field National Park

Wineglass Bay in Tasmania's Freycinet National Park.

Victoria's Anglesea Golf Club welcomes players

of all creeds.

Angahook State Park, now part of the Great Otway National Park, is a great place to find koalas in the wild.

The bell-like chimes of the crimson rosella are one of the prettiest sounds of Victoria's parks and woodlands.

The Twelve Apostles are seen along the Great Ocean

Road, Victoria's most famous scenic drive.

The Murray River divides the two species of gray kangaroos: the eastern gray kangaroo and the western gray kangaroo.

President Teddy Roosevelt helped to save the koala by

banning the import of koala pelts into the United States

Beautiful Blue Lake is the main source of water

for South Australia's township of Mount Gambier.

A New Holland honeyeater feasts on a flowering

yellow banksia.

The bilby is endangered in Australia due to predation

from feral animals, and from loss of habitat.

The numbat is one of Australia's few diurnal marsupials; most are nocturnal.

Stone walls, built by the early settlers, dot the

South Australia landscape.

Australia's rainbow lorikeet has adapted well to human habitation and is common in most cities including Adelaide.

The survival of the rufous bettong depends

on various captive breeding programs.

The Palm House Conservatory in Adelaide's botanical


John, the pelican man, feeds pelicans every evening at  Kingscote on Kangaroo Island.

The Australian pelican is a handsome bird and is

easily seen even in the remote waterways of the Outback.

Australian fur seals can be seen on a tour at the

seal sanctuary on Kangaroo Island.

An Australian sea lion pup approaches a photographer with shy curiosity.

The Tammar wallaby, now extinct on the mainland,

thrives on South Australia's Kangaroo Island.

The koala was introduced to Kangaroo Island in an effort to help preserve the species.

One of the best places to find Cape Barren Geese is at  Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island.

A shadow in the shape of Australia is cast on a

granite boulder at the Remarkables on Kangaroo Island.

Steve's photo of a fairy penguin was made into an

Australian $1.00 stamp.

Wilpena Pound in South Australia's Flinders National Park.

A red kangaroo lies in the sun at Oraparinna Station

in Flinders National Park.

The setting sun turns the wall of Brachina Gorge to gold.

Etina Creek runs beside the Brachina Gorge Geological Trail.

Driving in South Australia's Flinders National Park.

The yellow-footed rock wallaby is an endangered species with a restricted range in the southern and northern Flinders Ranges.

The euro, or the hill kangaroo, is common through

the Flinders Ranges and Gammon Ranges.

Nooldoonooldoona waterhole at Arkaroola in South

Australia's Gammon Ranges.

Barraranna Gorge at the Arkaroola Wildlife Sanctuary.

An aerial view of Sillers Lookout at the end of

Arkaroola's harrowing 4WD Ridgetop Tour.

The wedge-tailed eagle is the iconic raptor of the

Australian Outback.

An old Ghan Railway engine rests in Marree as a tribute to the historic railway that once ran from Adelaide to Alice Springs.

The dingo is Australia's native dog, introduced several thousand years ago and now considered a naturalized species.

The Dog Fence runs for 5,300km protecting sheep

stations from the dingo.

The Dog Fence is maintained by a number of contractors employed by the Dog Board and funded by sheep station owners.

The brolga, very like the American sandhill crane, can be found in wetlands such as the one at Muloorina.

The call of the boobook owl, book-book book-book, is the nighttime sound of the bush throughout much of Australia.

Little corellas are seen in huge flocks through the Center and Top End of Australia.

The pink feathers of a galah glow in the last light of day at Muloorina Station.

The Strzelecki, the Victoria, and the Simpson Deserts converge in central South Australia. Here, two station horses gone wild make their way to the Muloorina wetland.

Sunset at Blanche Cup in the Wabma Kadarbu

Conservation Park along the Oodnadatta Track.

A family of zebra finches at Coward Springs along the

Oodnadatta Track in South Australia.

A sandhill on the Oodnadatta Track in central

South Australia.

The publican at the William Creek Pub is the best person

to give advice on the network of 4WD tracks in the area.

Coober Pedy is all about the opals.

The Whyalla aggregation of Australian giant cuttlefish

draws divers and scientists from around the world.

The Coober Pedy Golf Club shows just how barren the land is, and it also shows the wonderful Aussie sense of humor.

The resting place of an early settler on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.

Diving with dolphins at Baird Bay.

Mark, the mechanic, with his feathered assistant, Jimmy the greasy galah.

A sign at the start of the Eyre Hwy crossing the vast

Nullarbor Plain.

The Head of Bight where southern right whales come to give birth and breed.

A southern right whale frolics in the protected waters of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park.

The ruins of the Eucla Overland Telegraph Station in

tiny Eucla National Park.

A road train plunders one of the longest stretches of

straight road in the world along the Nullarbor Plain.

Perth is a beautiful city set along the banks of the Swan River.

Kings Park rises above the city of Perth.

The Brand Hwy is ablaze with blossoming wildflowers in the early Western Australian spring.

Ashby's banksia blooms along Western Australia's

Brand Hwy.

The velvety flower of the kangaroo paw shrub.

A flowering eucalyptus shrub.

The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park.

Fishing from the rocks along the coastal section of Kalbarri National Park in Western Australia.

Nature's Window in the gorge section of Kalbarri

National Park.

The adorable thorny devil is small enough to fit

into the palm of a hand.

The stromatolites at Hamelin Bay on the way into Shark Bay.

The friendly dolphins at Monkey Mia in Western Australia.

Beautiful Shark Bay on a calm, balmy afternoon.

An emu struts his stuff at Cape Range National Park.

Emus can be seen wandering along the streets of Exmouth in Western Australia.

The aptly name Turquoise Bay in Cape Range National Park.

Yardie Creek Gorge in Cape Range National Park.

Euros abound in Cape Range National Park near the town of Exmouth.

The humpback whale season follows closely after the

whale shark season at Ningaloo Reef.

Dale Gorge in Karijini National Park.

Jofrre Falls in Karijini National Park.

A tectonic wave at Hamersley Gorge in Karijini

National Park.

Python Pool in Millstream-Chichester National Park.

The rainbow bee-eater illuminates the Australian

landscape with its stunning colors.

Broome's south sea pearls industry produces

some of the largest pearls in the world.

Riding camels along Broome's Cable Beach.

Gantheaume Point, Broome, Western Australia.

The great bowerbird is one of seven species of

bowerbirds found in Australia.

When the tawny frogmouth stretches out and closes

its eyes, it blends in perfectly with whatever tree branch it perches on.

The boab tree is found through the Kimberley

region in far north Western Australia.

Termite mounds always take on the color

of the surrounding ground.

A flock of red-tailed black cockatoos kept us entertained at the Fitzroy River Lodge campground along the Great Northern Hwy.

The blue-winged kookaburra does not have as

distinctive a territorial call as the laughing kookaburra.

The Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park.

The Ivanhoe River crossing in Kununurra,

Western Australia.

The ta-ta lizard waves its arms as if saying ta-ta (good bye); this is, in fact, a territorial display.

The Kununurra Rodeo gives stockmen the chance to

show off their superb riding skills.

Mertens water monitor is found near many fresh

water sources including The Grotto on the way to Wyndam.

The comb-crested jacarna is one of numerous

waterbirds that are seen at Marlgu Billabong in the

Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve.

When the sun sets at Marlgu Billabong,

thousands of birds leave their foraging grounds to return to their roosting trees.

Green treefrogs are one of the more delightful residents across the entire Far North end of Australia.

A blue-tongue lizard hisses and sticks its blue tongue

out at Steve in an attempt to scare him away.

The mysterious Bradshaw, or Quion rock art is only found in the Kimberley. No one knows who painted it.

The Wandjina rock art of the Kimberley is much more recent than the Bradshaw rock art and was definitely painted by regional Aboriginal tribes.

Emma Gorge on the El Questro Station in the Kimberley.

Chamberlain Gorge on El Questro Station, one of many

one-million acre stations in the Kimberley.

Fruit bats can be seen flying out from their roosting trees

by the thousands in the Kununurra area. They play

a critical role in pollinating Australia's eucalyptus trees.

A short-eared rock wallaby living on an island

in Lake Argyle.

The white-breasted sea eagle nests in the delta

region of the Ord River. Damming the Ord resulted

in the massive inland sea of Lake Argyle.

The azure kingfisher is one of the great delights of spending time in the Top End waterways and billabongs.

What was once a peak in the Carr Boyd Ranges is now

an island on Lake Argyle.

A pied heron at Fogg Dam.

A kangaroo is depicted in the x-ray style of Aboriginal

rock art seen at Ubirr in Kakadu National Park.

An example of another style of rock art at Ubirr Rock

in Kakadu National Park.

Looking out over the Nardab Floodplain from the top

of Ubirr Rock in Kakadu National Park.

The freshwater crocodile, found in the same waterways

as the estuarine crocodile, is not nearly as dangerous as the "saltie".

The estuarine crocodile, common to the wetlands of the Top End of Australia, is the most dangerous crocodile species in the world.

The jabiru, or black-necked stork, is seen on the Yellow Waters Cruise in Kakadu National Park.

An esturine crocodile floats in the shallow waters

of the South Alligator floodplain in Kakadu National Park.

The sun sets over Yellow Waters in

Kakadu National Park.

The Anbangbang rock art gallery at Nourlangie in

Kakadu National Park.

The Nanguluwur rock art shelter in Kakadu National Park includes a ship thought to be a Macassan trader from Indonesia.

A frilled lizard near Litchfield National Park

in Australia's Northern Territory.

Florence Falls in Litchfield National park.

Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park.

The red-collared lorikeet is the northern variety of

the rainbow lorikeet.

An agile wallaby and her joey at Mataranka.

Mataranka Spring spills eight million gallons of

fresh water into the Roper River each and every day.

The Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve is

the scenic highlight of the Stuart Hwy stretching

from Darwin to Port Augusta.

An Aboriginal artist at work on a

stunning dot painting canvas.

The Alice Springs Reptile House is the perfect place to learn about the perentie and numerous other species of the Central Desert region.

The spinifex mouse can be seen in captivity at the

Alice Springs Desert Park.

Large flocks of budgerigars can be seen flying like

green clouds across the red desert landscape of

central Australia.

The central bearded dragon is often seen sunning itself on the black tarmac of sealed roads, yet another reason to drive slowly and carefully in the Outback.

Sunset at Uluru.

We camped beside a central netted ground dragon

at the Yulara campground.

Sunset at Kata Tjuta