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Western Australia, 2015

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Perth Kings Park - Botanical Garden

Silent contemplation

silent contemplation
Perth
August 19, 2015

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Eucalyp

eucalyp
Perth
August 19, 2015

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DNA tower

dna tower
Perth
August 19, 2015

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Canopy walk

dna tower
Perth Botanical Garden
August 19, 2015

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Rabbit and dog

rabbit and dog
Perth
August 18, 2015

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Stromatolites

Stromatolites

stromatolites
August 20, 2015
Lake Thetis
Cervantes, Western Australia

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Stromatolite

stromatolites
August 20, 2015
Lake Thetis
Cervantes, Western Australia

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Stromatolite

stromatolites
August 20, 2015
Lake Thetis
Cervantes, Western Australia

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Stromatolites

stromatolites
Hamelin Pool
Shark Bay, Western Australia
August 21, 2015

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Stromatolites

stromatolites
Hamelin Pool
Shark Bay, Western Australia
August 21, 2015

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Aaron, Bob, Chuckie, and stromatolites

stromatolites
Hamelin Pool
Shark Bay, Western Australia
August 21, 2015

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Monkey Mia

Dolphin

dolphin
Bottlenose dolphin
Monkey Mia, Western Australia
August 22, 2015

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Dolphin with fish

black pearls
August 22, 2015
Monkey Mia, Western Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Dolphin feeding

dolphin
Monkey Mia, Western Australia
August 22, 2015

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Bob gets chosen

feeding the dolphin
Bottlenose dolphin
Monkey Mia, Western Australia
August 22, 2015

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Bob and Janet

bob and Janet
Monkey Mia, Western Australia
August 22, 2015

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Aristocat

aristocat
Monkey Mia, Western Australia
August 22, 2015

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Black pearls

black pearls
August 22, 2015
Monkey Mia, Western Australia

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Pearls with culture

black pearls
August 22, 2015
Monkey Mia, Western Australia

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Dolphin-shaped pearl

black pearls
August 22, 2015
Monkey Mia, Western Australia

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Dugong

dugong
Dugong dugon
Monkey Mia, Western Australia
August 22, 2015

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Dugong

black pearls
August 22, 2015
Monkey Mia, Western Australia

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Turtle

turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Monkey Mia, Western Australia
August 22, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Turtle

turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Monkey Mia, Western Australia
August 22, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Pinnacles

Limestone karsks

pinnacles
August 20, 2015
Pinnacles
Near Cervantes, Western Australia

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Pinnacles

pinnacles
Pinnacles at sunset
August 19, 2015
Near Cervantes, Western Australia

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Pinnacles with rainbow

pinnacles with rainbow
August 20, 2015
Pinnacles
Near Cervantes, Western Australia

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Fallen pinnacle

fallen pinnacle
August 20, 2015
Pinnacles
Near Cervantes, Western Australia

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Bob at Pinnacles

bob at pinnacles
August 20, 2015
Pinnacles
Near Cervantes, Western Australia

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kangaroo eating

kangaroo eating
August 18, 2015
Pinnacles, Western Australia
Canon 5Dmark2

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Kalbarri National Park

Bob at the window

Nature's window
Kalbarri National Park
Western Australia
August 21, 2015

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Ant hill

ant hill
Kalbarri National Park
Western Australia
August 21, 2015

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Shell game

shell beach
Shell beach
Western Australia
August 21, 2015

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Cervantes

At the corner of Seville and Segovia

seville and segovia
August 23, 2015
Cervantes, Western Australia

The town of Cervantes is filled with Spanish allusions, right down to the street names.

I like taking flash photos of reflective street signs at night.
The signs come out clearly and the rest of the world disappears.

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Birds

Galah

galah
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
Pinnacles, Western Australia
August 18, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Galah in the rain

galah
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
Pinnacles, Western Australia
August 18, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Galah on pinnacle

galah
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
Pinnacles, Western Australia
August 18, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Two galah on pinnacle

galah
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
Pinnacles, Western Australia
August 18, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Avian rainbow

rainbow lorakeet
Rainbow lorakeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus)
Perth, Australia
August 19, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Australian ringneck

australian ringneck
Australian ringneck (Barnardius zonarius)
Family: Psittaculidae
Perth, Australia
August 21, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Birdsydotes

australian ringneck
Australian ringneck (Barnardius zonarius)
Family: Psittaculidae
Perth, Australia
August 21, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Crested pigeon

crested pigeon
Crested pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes)
August 21, 2015
Western Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Magpie lark

magpie lark
Magpie lark (Grallina cyanoleuca)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
August 19, 2015
Western Australia

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Juvenile magpie lark

Magpie lark (Grallina cyanoleuca)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Western Australia
August 21, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

ID per Dr. Tonia Cochran, Inala Nature Tours

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Australian pied cormorant

white faced cormorant
Australian pied cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius)
August 21, 2015
Monkey Mia, Western Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Australian pelican

pelican
Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)
August 19, 2015
Western Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Pacific black duck

pacific black duck
Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa)
August 19, 2015
Perth, Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Green patch

green patch
Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa)
August 19, 2015
Perth, Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Duck

green patch
Australian wood duck - female (Chenonetta jubata)
August 19, 2015
Perth, Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Wattled

pelican
Red wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata)
August 19, 2015
King's Park
Perth, Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Australian raven

pelican
Australian raven (Corvus coronoides)
August 19, 2015
Perth, Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Kookaburra close

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
August 19, 2015
Perth, Australia

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Immature, I believe

Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen)
August 19, 2015
Perth, Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Nesting material

Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen)
Perth, Australia
August 19, 2015

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Gull on water

gull on water
August 22, 2015
Monkey Mia, Western Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Reptiles

Big skink

big skink
Stump-tailed skink (Tiliqua rugosa)
August 23, 2015
Western Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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On the attack

big skink
Stump-tailed skink (Tiliqua rugosa)
August 23, 2015
Western Australia

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Bleh

big skink
Stump-tailed skink (Tiliqua rugosa)
August 23, 2015
Western Australia

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Skink tabled

mini skink
Skink August 20, 2015
Cervantes, Western Australia

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Mini-skink

mini skink
Skink August 20, 2015
Cervantes, Western Australia

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Marine inverts

Crabby

crab
Grapsus albolineatus - possibly
Mushroom Rock
Western Australia
August 23, 2015

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Bugs

Colorful beetle

colorful beetle
Yellow Jewel Beetle (Temognatha heros)
August 20, 2015
Western Australia

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My heros

colorful beetle
Yellow Jewel Beetle (Temognatha heros)
August 20, 2015
Western Australia

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Flora

Western Australia in bloom

Western Australia in bloom
Kalbarri National Park
Western Australia
August 21, 2015

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In the pink

Kalbarri National Park
Western Australia
August 21, 2015
Olympus Tough

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Banksia

Banksia burdettii
Perth Botanical Garden
Western Australia
August 19, 2015
Olympus Tough

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Banksia

Banksia burdettii
Perth Botanical Garden
Western Australia
August 19, 2015
Olympus Tough

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Banksia cone

banksia cone
Perth Botanical Garden
Western Australia
Canon RebelT5i

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Eucalypt button

Perth Botanical Garden
Western Australia
August 19, 2015
Olympus Tough

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Maroon flower

maroon flower
Perth Botanical Garden
Western Australia
August 19, 2015
Olympus Tough

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White flower

white flower
Cervantes
Western Australia
August 20, 2015

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On the road

Signage - at night

signage
Western Australia
August 23, 2015

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Billabong

Coffee

coffee
Billabong Station, Western Australia
August 21, 2015

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The saga of the end gas tank - re-enacted

Billabong Station, Western Australia
August 23, 2015

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Alien encounter

alien encounter
Billabong Station, Western Australia
August 23, 2015

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Wicked campers

black pearls
August 22, 2015
Monkey Mia, Western Australia

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Denham

Lion in Australia

lion fish
Lion fish
Denham, Western Australia
August 21, 2015
Olympus Tough

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We got crabs in Denham

lion fish
Staying with Paul Mason
Denham, Western Australia
August 21, 2015
Olympus Tough

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Landscapes

Crazy pink lake

pink lake
Pink Lake
August 22, 2015
Western Australia

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Bob

Getting high with mushrooms

mushroom rock
Mushroom rock
August 22, 2015
Western Australia
Photo credit: Aaron Peterson

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Getting out of my shell

mushroom rock
Shell beach
August 22, 2015
Western Australia
Photo credit: Aaron Peterson

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Western Australia itinerary - August 18-24, 2015

+ August 18, 2015
Arrive Perth, rent car, drive to hostel, head out for dinner

+ August 19, 2015
King's park, Perth - DNA tower
Pinnacles - rainbow
Stay in Cervantes

August 20, 2015

Pinnacles - sunrise
Stromatolites - Cervantes

+ August 21, 2015
Kalbarri National Park - Nature's window
Ran out of gas
Stromatolites - Hamelin Pool - sunset
Couchsurfing with Paul Mason

+ August 22, 2015
Monkey Mia, Shark Bay
Dolphin feeding
Boat trip
Hike out to Mushroom Rock
Stay in Billabong

+ August 23, 2015
Drive back to Perth
Hike to mushroom rock
Pink Lake
Shell beach
Stop in Cervantes to get toiletries
Dinner in Cervantes
Last leg in the dark
Stay at hostel

+ August 24, 2015
Breakfast at hostel
check out
drive to airport - huge problem getting to the correct terminal due to construction and poor signage on the terminals, Depart Perth
get gas and return rental

Related pages

+ Kangaroos and wallabies

Acknowledgements

With tremendous thanks to my traveling partner, Aaron Peterson.
Also thanks to Karen, Brian and Toby, the angry dog, who rescued us when we ran out of gas.
To Janet Chan, who selected me to feed the dolphins at Monkey Mia.
To Paul Mason, who let us couchsurf in his house and fed us delicious crabs that he had caught.
And to the many super-friendly people we met in Western Australia.

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Created: September 17, 2015
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