Sunday, 18 May 2014

Wildlife of Queensland, Australia - A Photographic Diary Summer 2013

In summer 2013 we went to Queensland, Australia, which was awesome.  As well as looking for birds, we spent time looking for mammals, including Humpback Whales, rare and wild Indo-pacific Humpback Dolphins that we were able to feed, Duck-Billed Platypus which is the weirdest animal I have seen, Koala which were really cute and a lot of kangaroo and wallaby species.  We also went snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef which was unbelievably beautiful with coral and multi-coloured fish.  We still had time to see almost all our target birds. 


Indo-Pacific Humpback Whale at Tin Can Bay, Queensland, Australia, July 2013
Photo taken by and copyright Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig


Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig feeding an Indo-pacific Humpback Dolphin in Tin Can Bay, Queensland, Australia, July 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig




Humpbacked Whale, Hervey Bay, Queensland,
Australia, July 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig




Humpbacked Whale, Hervey BayQueensland
Australia, July 2013 with Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig
Photograph taken and copyright Helena Craig
























Kangaroo, Queensland, Australia, August 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright  Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig




Turtle, Eungella National Park, Queensland
AustraliaAugust 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig


Duck-billed Platypus, Eungella National Park, QueenslandAustralia, August 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig





Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Michaelmas Cay, 
Outer Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia, July 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

     

 Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Michaelmas Cay, 
Outer Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia, July 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig




 Michaelmas Cay, Outer Great Barrier Reef, 
Queensland, Australia, July 2013 
Video footage taken by and copyright Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig (sorry the second half is blurred!)






Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Lamington National Park,
Queensland, Australia, July 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig



Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with first campervan
at Eungella National Park, Queensland,
Australia, July 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig 

















Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with her dad at Karumba, 
Cape York, Queensland, Australia, August 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig




Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Daintree River Boat, 
Queensland, Australia, August 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig




Red Kangaroo, Queensland, Australia, 
August 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig






Koala at Noosa Head, Queensland, Australia, August 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig






Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with her Swarovski Optik 
CL Companion Binoculars 10 x 30 B





Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with her dad at Brisbane Airport, 
Queensland, Australia, August 2013
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig





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