Me-now-views is the weekly 'less speak more peek' page where I share some of my background through pictures only.

I would have loved to have shown you some snaps from the Great First Trip Down-under, but of course they are all still in sticky albums, unscanned and stored in a deep dark locker somewhere in outback Sydney.  You'll see them eventually, but in the meantime, here are a few critter-pics  from more recent times.

(Why not join in with the rinky-dinky-linky at the end - and do please leave your comments!)

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The Australian Pelican, with it's sea-blue waders, is an ubiquitous sight on any shore - but particularly where there is hope of feeding.  Just behind me there is a frenzy of fish-gutting going on as the weekend sailors show off their catch.  This was one out of maybe two dozen pelicans and uncountable numbers of gulls!



 
The "Granny's Cloak Moth" below almost merged with my wall hanging!  It is approximately four inches from wing tip to wing tip.

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Of course there had to be a couple of marsupials included!  This is an Eastern Grey Kangaroo - cousin to the Western mentioned in Sunday's post.

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Finally, the Dingo.  Dogs which have an ancient connection with the INDog (Indian Native Pariah species).  The keeper made it clear that though he had known these two since pups, he still did not trust them.  This open-air sanctuary allows them to live as naturally as possible, whilst keeping them protected and fed, in order to educate and maintain full bloodline - as with INDogs, a lot of cross breeding with feral European breeds is now taking place.
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16 comments:

  1. You didn't mention the cute little koala. Even though he/she/it is hiding behind a post, you might have said a word or two. Poor little koala. :)
    Luv, K
    PS—the dingoes are beautiful in the second photo, aren't they?

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  2. Hari Om
    Kay, I rather thought the pic said it all... there have been days recently where I have felt exactly how this fella looks 8{

    Dogs in predatory mode are the very picture of grace and agility; and I was thinking that for a bloke who claimed to be so expert in his charges, he ought to have known better than to keep lifting his hand up. Sure fire invitation for a dog to jump at you - especially when it smells of fresh chook!!

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  3. Beautiful photos! I especially love the shy koala!

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  4. Lovely pictures of the animals.. love the koala the best too.

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  5. I love the moth! I've been capturing a few!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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  6. Hari Om
    Sue - Not so much bashful as 'crashed-full' of gum juice! Very cute though.

    Dominique - thank you - they are very appealing creatures!

    Jenn - G'day. Yes this was a particularly beaut specimen. Yours are all wonderful... I recommend my readers to visit THE COUNTRY COTTAGE!

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  7. Interesting photos especially the Granny's cloth moth what a good capture

    Have a clothmothtastic week ;-)

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  8. Lovely photos! That moth has such beautiful coloring!

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  9. So many charming animals here. Great quality in your photos!

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  10. Hari Om
    Steve - proper little poser it was!

    Theresa - quite stunning and this pic really doesn't do it justice!

    Ranae - Thank you - some better than others but all fun!

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  11. What a lovely group of animals. I think that is a really beautiful moth, though I don't really care for the size of it. Pretty or not, I wouldn't want it flying around me. For some reason I do not like moths.

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  12. Hari Om
    Hey Kewkew - thanks for visiting. It is large, but interestingly these don't do the 'fluttery' thing so much. Unlike the Bogongs. Now those are monster moths...&*<

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  13. I've always wondered what a dingo looks like.

    POSH

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  14. Hari Om
    Hey Posh! Yes - rather gorgeous, but definitely closer to wolf than lapdog!

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  15. Cute critters. I particularly liked the Koala very much.

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  16. Hari OM
    Namaste Indrani-ji, a pleasure to have you visit!

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