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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; } Laughing Kookaburra, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae, at Tom Groggins, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia. Now, I'm sure there's gonna be Australians who wonder why I'm posting such a common bird, but I'm very taken with them. I saw lots of kookaburras while in Australia, but these are my favourite images of what is essentially a huge kingfisher with attitude. My first encounter was in 2007, a few days after arriving in Australia for my first visit. I was staying at a house in the New South Wales bush, sleeping with only the screen door separating me from the outside world. In what seemed like the middle of the night I *seemed* to awake to what sounded like a...

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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; } Dead trees in Lake Hume, Victoria ., originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Dead trees in Lake Hume, Victoria. Driving from the Snowy Mountains pass the town of Tallangatta (which was moved in the 1950s to create this lake) I was really struck by the eerie vision of thousands of dead trees rising above the waters of this man-made lake. Lake Hume, or Hume Weir, is an artificial lake on the Murray River, east of Albury-Wodonga, and downstream from the river's junction with the Mitta River. Created in the 1930s, it is the furthest downstream of the major reservoirs on the Murray River system, and has the capacity to release water at the fastest rate. As a result, Lake Hume is used by Australian irrigation authorities...

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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; } Grey Headed Flying Fox, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Grey Headed Flying Fox and young taking off from tree, Smiths Lake, New South Wales. We crept into some dense bush with lots of thorns to see these guys - alas when we discovered them, we were leaving the area, and the sun was high in the sky, making them very difficult to photograph from underneath. But I was rewarded with this cutie.... well, a cutie with a 1 metre wingspan!

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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; } Dead trees in Lake Hume, Victoria, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Dead trees in Lake Hume, Victoria. Driving from the Snowy Mountains pass the town of Tallangatta (which was moved in the 1950s to create this lake) I was really struck by the eerie vision of thousands of dead trees rising above the waters of this man-made lake. And of course, this picture is available for licensing and as a fine art print! archive.davewalshphoto.com/c/davewalshphoto/image/I0000gQ... Lake Hume, or Hume Weir, is an artificial lake on the Murray River, east of Albury-Wodonga, and downstream from the river's junction with the Mitta River. Created in the 1930s, it is the furthest downstream of the major reservoirs on the Murray River system, and has the capacity to release water...

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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; } Tawny Frogmouth, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Tawny Frogmouth, regarding me disdainfully, while perched on a suburban recyling bin at Smiths Lake, New South Wales. Often mistaken for an owl the frogmouth is actually related to the nightjar (and owls have binocular vision, like humans). While it does have anisodactyl feet (one pointing backwards) like an owl, it doesn't fly to hunt - rather it perches, and waits for it food to come by - insects, frogs and rodents, to come by, then it strikes with its beak.

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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; } Cirrus clouds over iceberg, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Cirrus clouds over an arched Iceberg near Nuugaatsiaq, West Greenland. Seen from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, during an expedition to examine the effects of climate change in the Arctic

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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; } Cathedral iceberg, Baffin Bay, west of Greenland., originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Cathedral iceberg, Baffin Bay, west of Greenland.

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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; } View of the mountains across the Adventfjordren from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. View of the mountains across the Adventfjordren from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard

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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; } Ice pinnacle, Kangerlugussuaq Fjord, Greenland, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Pinnacle of ice near the mouth of Kangerlugussuaq Fjord, East Greenland. The structure is part of a large iceberg, not pictured, worn away by wind and waves.

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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; } Snow Bunting Fledgling waiting to be fed, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Snow Bunting fledgling waiting to be fed by mother, photographed on nunatuk, face of Humboldt Glacier, northwestern Greenland, during 2009 Greenpeace expedition to bear witness to Arctic Meltdown on board the Arctic Sunrise.