Year: 2008

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } click for high resolution version »Tasmanian Echidna, originally uploaded by blather. I kept spotting these little short beaked echidnas while driving in Tasmania, foraging around at the side of the road. I kept stopping to photograph them, but they either balled up like a hedgehog, or the light was bad, or the vanished into the bush. Finally, my efforts paid off... The Tasmanian Echidna has more fur and less spines than its mainland relative. Echidnas eat ants, termintes and other small invertebrates, which is traps on its tongue using sticky saliva. Australia's egg-laying marsupial mammal. Also known as "spiny anteater", is a mammal belonging to the Tachyglossidae family of the monotremes. It is the only surviving member of its genus in the latter order, together with...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Short-tailed shearwaters - muttonbirds - circling the moon, originally uploaded by blather. Click for high resolution version » Short-tailed shearwaters or muttonbirds circling the moon before crash-landing at their burrows amongst a little or fairy penguin colony at Bruny Neck on Bruny Island, Tasmania. They fly so low that their wings were brushing the watchers. Then there's a crash when the land in the bushes and you can just about see them vanishing into their burrows....

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } My Bloody Valentine: Tasmanian Devils in mating frenzy on Valentines Day, originally uploaded by blather. Download high resolution version » Valentine's Day Massacre: Captive Tasmanian Devils undergoing pre-mating tussles at Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park, near Taranna, Tasmania, Australia. Save the Tasmanian Devil Note: the lighting is natural.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Common bottlenose Dolphin, leaping from the bow waves of the Esperanza, off the coast of Tasmania this evening, originally uploaded by blather. High resolution version » Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, near Adventure Bay, Tasmania. We had a pod of dolphins playing and leaping at the bow. Magic! This was photo one of a sequence of four - all taken within 2 seconds!

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Cape Petrel, Daption capense, originally uploaded by blather. Get high resolution version » One of the most difficult birds to photograph, due to their colouring and their aerobatics! Cape Petrel, Daption capense, also known as the cape pigeon, pintado petrel, is a common seabird of the Southern Ocean from the family Procellariidae. It is the only member of the genus Daption, and is allied to the fulmarine petrels. It is also sometimes known as the Cape Fulmar, Cape Pigeon, or Pintado Petrel. The Cape Petrel has two subspecies, D. c. capense and D. c. australe.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Antarctic petrel, or Thalassoica antarctica, close up! , originally uploaded by blather. Click for high resolution version » Antarctic petrel, or Thalassoica antarctica is a boldly marked dark brown and white petrel, found in Antarctica, most commonly in the Ross and Weddell seas. They eat Antarctic krill, fish, and small squid. They feed while swimming but can dive well from the surface and the air.(wikipedia)

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Iceberg, Antarctica, with roosting petrels, originally uploaded by blather. Click for high resolution version and prints » Iceberg, Antarctica, with roosting petrels

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Click for to get a print of this » Antarctic Iceberg, and petrels, originally uploaded by blather.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Download high resolution version »Black Backed gull and chick nesting on pontoon at Gulf Harbour,, originally uploaded by blather. Taken back in December, on the ferry to Tiritiri Matangi, an island off Auckland, New Zealand. Black-Backed gull and chick nesting on pontoon at Gulf Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand - right where the ferry to Tiritiri Matangi pulls in! There's one egg unhatched. The black-backed gull is the largest gull in the world. The gull woke up, berated the embarking passengers, and then settled down again on the nest.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version of Adelie Penguins &raquo What Adelie Penguins do on New Years Day, originally uploaded by blather. "Morning" "Morning" "Happy New Year to you" "Happy New Year to yoursel. How's the missus?" "Oh, she's grand. Here, was I telling you about yer man... good jasus, what the bleedin' feck is that thing?" Adélie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae