Tag: Tasmania

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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; } Tasmanian Pademelon, originally uploaded by blather. Get the high resolution version » Tasmanian Pademelon also known as the Rufous-bellied Pademelon or Red-bellied Pademelon, it's the only endemic pademelon to Tasmania. It's like a small kangaroo or wallaby - and they're very cute, kinda chunky and chubby. This one is wild, but feeding in a garden at dusk, on the Tasman Peninsula. I've had them "pad" up to me in the dark and giving me a curious look before bouncing off again

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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; } Remarkable Cave (yes, that's what it's really called!), originally uploaded by blather. Get the high resolution version » Remarkable Cave, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania. It gets its name because when the tide is out, the cave is the shape of Tasmania!

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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; } Bruny Neck, between North and South Bruny, looking south, originally uploaded by blather. Get the high resolution version » Bruny Neck, between North and South Bruny, looking south. To the left of the steps are burrows of little (fairy) penguins and short tailed shearwaters (muttonbirds)

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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; } Fortescue Bay, Tasmania, originally uploaded by blather. Get the high resolution version » Fortescue Bay, Tasmania

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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; } Tesselated Pavement, near Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman Peninsula, originally uploaded by blather. Get the high resolution version » Tesselated Pavement, near Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman Peninsula. Tessellated pavement is a rare sedimentary rock formation that occurs on some ocean shores, so named because it fractures into square blocks that appear like tiles, or tessellations. It is formed when rock that has cracked through plate tectonic movement of the Earth's crust is modified by sand and wave action

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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; } Tesselated Pavement, near Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman Peninsula, originally uploaded by blather. Get the high resolution version » Tesselated Pavement, near Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman Peninsula. Tessellated pavement is a rare sedimentary rock formation that occurs on some ocean shores, so named because it fractures into square blocks that appear like tiles, or tessellations. It is formed when rock that has cracked through plate tectonic movement of the Earth's crust is modified by sand and wave action

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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; } Pirate's Bay, seen from The Blowhole, Tasman Peninsula, originally uploaded by blather.Get the high resolution version » The dramatic view from the Blowhole near Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania. This is the view of Pirate's Bay. The wonders of wide angle lenses and circular polarisers! What you can't tell from the photograph is how strong the wind was - I took this at F18, 1/15s on ISO100 - but I could barely keep the camera steady. I clamped myself to a safety railing, and took about a dozen exposures, hoping that one would be sharp. I also had to try and stop rain hitting the lens!

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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; } Tasmanian Native Hen, originally uploaded by blather. Get the high resolution version » Gallinula mortierii, a flightless water bird, one of twelve species of birds endemic to Tasmania (they don't exist anywhere else). While in New Zealand, flightless birds have done badly since humans colonised, the native hen has done quite well thanks to the extensive new grassy areas. I photographed this bird at Adventure Bay, Bruny Island. I met an old lady there - British originally, but lived in Queensland most of her life. She was travelling around in her camper van, and was very taken with these birds. She referred to them as "turbo chooks" which I found very endearing.

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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....