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Tasmania, 2015

Snarl

devil
Tasmania devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Marsupials

devils

Crunch

devil
Tasmania devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Tug-o-war

devils
Tasmania devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Stealth mode

devil
Tasmania devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Woody the devil

devils
Tasmania devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)
Ross, Tasmania
September 7, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Devilish companion

making lunch
On the road in Tasmania
September 5, 2015
Canon rebel T5i
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Wombat

wombat
Wombat
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
September 10, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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brush tailed possum

Playing possum

possum
Tasmania
September 7, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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koala

Koala close

koala
Koala ()
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Macropods

White wallaby

wallaby
Bennett's wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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White wallaby

wallaby
Bennett's wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Mom and joey

wallaby and joey
Bennett's wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Joey

joey
Bennett's wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Orphaned joey in surrogate pouch

orphaned joey
Bennett's wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Wallaby eating

wallaby eating
Bennett's wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
September 10, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Wallaby been eaten

wallaby eating
Wallaby burrito
Hobart, Tasmania
August 29, 2015
Canon rebel T5i
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Peek-a-roo

kangaroo and joey
Kangaroo
Narawntapu, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Spring is in the air

kangaroo leaping
Kangaroo
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 8, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Leap of faith

kangaroo leaping
Kangaroo
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 8, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Hooking up

hooking up
Kangaroos mating
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Monotremes

Platypus

platypus
September 10, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Platypus approaching

platypus
September 7, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Giant wooden platypus

car crash
Tasmania
September 9, 2015
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Platypus statue

car crash
Part of the Abel Tasman statue
Hobart, Tasmania
September 9, 2015
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Echidna

Sticky situation

echidna
Echidna
September 10, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Echidna hiding

echidna
Echidna
September 6, 2015
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Sharp and soft

echidna
Near Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
September 10, 2015
Canon 7DMark2

It was quite surprising both how soft the echidna fur was and how impressively protected it was with rigid quills, which seemed more sturdy than those of a porcupine.

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All balled up

echidna
Echidna
September 6, 2015
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Making a break for it

echidna
Echidna
September 6, 2015
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Thylacine

Last stand

thylacine
Natural History Museum
Hobart, Tasmania
August 29, 2015
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Thylacine in hyding

thylacine
Natural History Museum
Hobart, Tasmania
August 29, 2015
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Playground thylacine

thylacine
Mount Field
Hobart, Tasmania
September 6, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Thylacine - street art

thylacine
Hobart, Tasmania
August 29, 2015
Canon 7dmark2
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Irony

thylacine

Thylacine - with guns
Giants Table, Maydena, Tasmania
September 4, 2015
Canon rebel T5i

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So many birds

Penguins

Our house

penguin
September 9, 2015
Tasmania
Olympus Tough
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Night moves

penguin
Little blue penguin Eudyptula minor
September 7, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

The smallest species of penguin in the world...

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Everybody look right

two penguins
Little blue penguin Eudyptula minor
September 7, 2015
Tasmania
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Demonic penguin

penguin
Little blue penguin Eudyptula minor
September 9, 2015
Olympus Tough
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Penguin

penguin
September 9, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Bookends

kookaburra
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Hobart
Canon 7Dmark2
August 28, 2015
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Beak full

kookaburra
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Hobart
Canon 7Dmark2
August 28, 2015
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Posing grassfully

kookaburra
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Hobart
Canon 7Dmark2
August 29, 2015
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Kooky pose

kookaburra
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Hobart
Canon 7Dmark2
August 29, 2015
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Currawong

currawong
Currawong - possibly black currawong (Strepera fuliginosa)
September 10, 2015
Tasmania
Canon 7Dmark2
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Black but grey...

currawong
Grey currawong (Strepera versicolor arguta) - Tasmanian subspecies
Also known as the clinking currawong or black magpie.
The Tasmanian subspecies is darker than the others but note the white rump patch that helps to distinguish it from the black currawong.

Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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40 spotted pardalote

pardalote
Forty-spotted pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus)
Family: Pardalotidae
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
Canon 7Dmark2
September 2, 2015
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Grey shrikethrush

Grey shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica)
Family: Pachycephalidae
Order: Passeriformes
Wineglass Bay, Tasmania
September 12, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Bassian treble

Bassian thrush (Zoothera lunulata)
Family: Turdidae
Order: Passeriformes
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 3, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Bassian close

Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 3, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Fantail

fantail
Grey fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa)
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Common blackbird

Common blackbird
Common blackbird (Turdus merula)
Hobart, Tasmania
August 28, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Turbo Chook

turbo chook
Tasmanian nativehen (Tribonyx mortierii)
Giants Table, Tasmania
August 31, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Male fairywren

fairy wren
Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)
Family: Maluridae
September 8, 2015
Tasmania
Canon 7DMark2
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Female fairywren

fairy wren
Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)
Family: Maluridae
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 4, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Welcome swallows squabble

swallows
Welcome swallow (Hirundo neoxena)
Tasmania
September 11, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Landing gear down

silver gull
Silver gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)
Wineglass Bay, Tasmania
September 12, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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High Oh Silver

silver gull
Silver gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)
Port Arthur, Tasmania
September 13, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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When silver gulls do the hokey pokey

silver gull
Silver gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 12, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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This peli-can

pelican in flight
Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Flame robin

scarlet robin
Flame robin (Petroica phoenicea)
Canon 7Dmark2
September 14, 2015
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Scarlet robin

scarlet robin
Scarlet robin (Petroica boodang)
September 1, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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White-faced heron

white-faced heron
White-faced heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
September 14, 2015
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Grey goshawks, white morph with possum

grey goshawk
Grey goshawks, white morph (Accipiter novaehollandiae)
Family: Accipitridae
Inala, Bruny Island
September 4, 2015
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Grey goshawk from blind

grey goshawk
Grey goshawk, white morph (Accipiter novaehollandiae)
Family: Accipitridae
Inala, Bruny Island
September 2, 2015
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Bob Sea eagle

sea eagle
White-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
Family: Accipitridae
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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The Butcher

butcherbird
Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus cinereus)
Family: Artamidae
Tasmania
September 13, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Tawny frogmouth confronted

tawny frogmouth
Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)
Family: Podargidae
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Tawny frogmouth profiled

tawny frogmouth
Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Use the force, Luke

tawny frogmouth
Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Oh, what a night

tawny frogmouth
Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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tawny frogmouth
Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)
Night walk
Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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tawny frogmouth
Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)
Night walk
Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Yellow-tailed

Yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus)
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Cock-a too

Yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus)
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Eastern rosella

eastern rosella
Eastern rosella (Platycercus eximius)
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Green rosella

green rosella
Green rosella (Platycercus caledonicus)
Murrayfield, Tasmania
September 4, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Green rosella

green rosella
Green rosella (Platycercus caledonicus)
Murrayfield, Tasmania
September 4, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Pied

oyster catcher
Pied oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)
Port Arthur, Tasmania
September 13, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Two pied flyed

oyster catcher
Pied oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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When oysters are your dream

oyster catcher
Pied oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 3, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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The bird behind the mask

lapwing
Masked lapwing (Vanellus miles)
Hobart, Tasmania
August 28, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Spotted dove

spotted dove
Spotted dove (Spilopelia chinensis)
Hobart, Tasmania
August 28, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Cormorant

cormorant
Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens)
September 12, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Australian wood duck

australian wood duck
Australian wood duck (Chenonetta jubata)
Tasman Peninsula
September 13, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Pacific black duck

Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa)
Tasman Peninsula
August 29, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Cape Barren goose

cape barren goose
Cape Barren goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)
Tasman Peninsula
August 30, 2015

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More than a theory

black swan
Black swan (Cygnus atratus)
September 4, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Hitchhiker

black swan
Black swan (Cygnus atratus)
September 4, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Peacock

peacock
Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Invader

european starling
European starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Hobart, Australia
August 27, 2015

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The end of his peregrinations

feather
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Giants Table, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Feather

feather
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Giants Table, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Reptiles

Onboard the superbus

snake
Lowland copperhead snake (Austrelaps superbus)
Family: Elapidae
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Skink

skink
White's skink (Liopholis whitii)
September 8, 2015
Tasmania
Canon 7DMark2
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Frog

frog
Frog
September 9, 2015
Tasmania
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Fish

Salmon ponds

Salmon ponds
Tasmania
September 7, 2015
Canon 7DMark2, 400 mm
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Bugs and other creepy crawlies

Finger moth

finger moth
Reddish Anthelid (Anthela addita)
Family: Anthelidae
ID by Gary Opit
The Lea
Tasmania
September 14, 2015
Canon 5DMark2, 100 mm macro
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Moth

moth
Reddish Anthelid (Anthela addita)
Family: Anthelidae
ID by Gary Opit
The Lea
Tasmania
September 14, 2015
Canon 5DMark2, 100 mm macro
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Geometrid

moth
Likely Scioglyptis, possibly Scioglyptis lyciaria
Geometridae
The Lea
Tasmania
September 14, 2015
Canon 5DMark2, 100 mm macro
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Caterpillar

caterpillar
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 14, 2015
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Pillar on a stick

caterpillar
Fortesque Bay
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 14, 2015
Canon rebel T5i
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Sawflies in profusion

caterpillars in profusion
Pale-brown Sawfly (Pseudoperga lewisii)
ID by Gary Opit
Hobart, Tasmania
August 31, 2015
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Hopper

hopper
Gumleaf Grasshopper (Goniaea australasiae), nymph
ID by Gary Opit
Hobart, Tasmania
August 31, 2015
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Hand hopper

hopper
Gumleaf Grasshopper (Goniaea australasiae), nymph
ID by Gary Opit
Hobart, Tasmania
August 31, 2015
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Grasshopper

hopper
Grasshopper
Tasmania
September 5, 2015
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Ant

ant
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
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Clear spider

ant
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 4, 2015
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Spider in web

spider
Night walk
The Lea, Tasmania
September 14, 2015
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Spider

spider
Night walk
The Lea, Tasmania
September 14, 2015
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Exoskeleton

exoskeleton
Tasmania
August 31, 2015
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Tick

tick
Tasmania
September 10, 2015
Canon 5Dmark2
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Tick on a Q-tip

tick
Tasmania
September 10, 2015
Canon 5Dmark2

One of the students contacted me with an embedded tick.
I tried a tick removal technique that I recently saw on the internet.
Using a moistened Q-tip, I pushed the tick around in a circle 3 times and it released - leaving host and pest unharmed.

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Tick on a Q-tip

tick
Tasmania
September 10, 2015
Olympus Tough
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Leech

leech
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
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Are leeches attracted to blood?

leech
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
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Leech sequelae

leech
Black Sugarloaf, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Olympus Tough
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Marine invertebrates

Tunicate?

invert
Wineglass Bay
September 11, 2015
Olympus Tough
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Red anemones

invert
Red anemones
Freycinet
September 12, 2015
Olympus Tough
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Sea star

sea star
September 8, 2015
Tasmania

cf: stars

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Wee sea star

wee sea star
September 3, 2015
Bruny Island, Tasmania

cf: stars

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Deflation

inala
Tiny sand dollars
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Limpet, sand dollar, sand

beach
Beach
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Person of war

beach
Man-of-war
Beach
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
Olympus Tough
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Jelly

beach
Beach
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
Olympus Tough
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Lichens

Coral out of water

lichen
Coral lichen (Cladia retipora)
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Fungi

Fungus

fungus
September 6, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Earthstar

earth star
Black Sugarloaf, Tasmania
September 8, 2015
cf: stars
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Earthstar

earth star
Black Sugarloaf, Tasmania
September 8, 2015
cf: stars
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Conked out

conk
Mount Field, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
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Flora

Banksia

banksia
Hobart, Tasmania
August 27, 2015
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Sundew

sundew
Hobart, Tasmania
August 31, 2015
Canon 5DMark2
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Small orchid

orchid
Hobart Botanical Garden
Tasmania
August 31, 2015
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Tree fern

tree fern
Tasmania
September 5, 2015
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Fronds at night

tree fern
Mount Field, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2
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Making a point about tree ferns

tree fern
Mount Field, Tasmania
September 6, 2015
Canon rebel T5i
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Cones

cones
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 3, 2015
Canon 5Dmark2
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Eucalyps

eucalyp
Tasmania
September 2, 2015
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Pyramidal flower

pyramidal flower
Tasman Peninsula
September 14, 2015
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Moss covered

moss covered
Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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Enchanted tunnel

enchanted tunnel
Penguin walk
Tasmania
September 14, 2015
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Neptune's necklace

Neptune's necklace
Neptune's necklace (Hormosira banksii)
Order: Fucales
Family: Hormosiraceae
Freycinet, Tasmania
September 12, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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A cry for kelp

kelp
Wineglass Bay, Tasmania
September 11, 2015
Olympus Tough
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Aboriginality

Purse made of kelp

fire stick
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015
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Fire stick

fire stick
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Smoke from fire stick

smoke from fire stick
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Making ochre powder

making ochre powder
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Arrowhead

making ochre powder
Narawntapu, Tasmania
with David Gough
September 9, 2015
Canon rebel T5i
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Truchanini

truchanini
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015
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Abalone

abalone
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015

cf: Spirals

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Hobart

Abel Tasman

abel tasman sculpture
Salamanca, Hobart, Tasmania
August 29, 2015
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Salamanca

Awning

Salamanca, Hobart, Tasmania
August 27, 2015
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Dog photographer

Salamanca, Hobart, Tasmania
August 27, 2015
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Natural history museum

Skull

skull
Hobart, Tasmania
August 29, 2015
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Bruny Island

The neck

the neck
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
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The beach

the beach
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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The beach with fog

the beach
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Rolling in the waves

rolling in the waves
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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The Bruny lighthouse

bruny lighthouse
Bruny Island Lighthouse, Tasmania
September 3, 2015
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Lighthouse spiral

lighthouse spiral
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 3, 2015
Olympus Tough
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Captain Cooke commemorative plaque

captain cook plaque>


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Adventure Bay<br>
Bruny Island, Tasmania<br>
September 4, 2015<br>
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Bruny harbor - arrival

bruny harbor
Harbor, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
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Inala

Inala Nature Center

inala
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Fossil

inala
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Rock specimen

inala
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Shut your trap

inala
Venus fly trap (Dionaea muscipula)
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Giants Table, Maydena

Reflection

reflection
Giants Table, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
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Road kill lesson

road kill
Giants Table, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
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Alpaca

alpaca
Giants Table, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
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Goat close

goat close
Giants Table, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
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Tasman Peninsula

Tasman Bridge

tasman bridge
Hobart, Tasmania
August 28, 2015
Canon 7D markII

Bridges

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Tasman coast

tasman coast
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 14, 2015
Canon rebel T5i
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The blowhole

the blowhole
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 14, 2015
Canon rebel T5i
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Tessellated pavements

Tessellated pavements

tessellated pavements
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 13, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Tessellated pavements

tessellated pavements
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 13, 2015
Olympus Tough
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Tessellated pavements at sunset

tessellated pavements
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 13, 2015
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Port Arthur

Port Arthur

port arthur
Port Arthur
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 13, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Port Arthur

port arthur
Port Arthur
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 13, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Port Arthur

port arthur
Port Arthur
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 13, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Port Arthur prisoners

port arthur
Port Arthur
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 13, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Island of the Dead

island of the dead
Port Arthur
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 13, 2015
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Our chariot

boat
Port Arthur cruise
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 13, 2015
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Mole Creek Caves

Stalactites

Stalactites
Stalactites
Mole Creek Caves, Tasmania
September 11, 2015
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Cathedral

cathedral
Stalactites
Mole Creek Caves, Tasmania
September 11, 2015
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Black Sugarloaf

The hut

Black Sugarloaf
Tasmania
September 8, 2015
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Comatricha sample

comatricha
Comatricha slime mold
Black Sugarloaf
Tasmania
September 8, 2015
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Slime mold
Black Sugarloaf
Tasmania
September 8, 2015
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Tree-like

From Sarah Lloyd's collection
Slime mold
Black Sugarloaf
Tasmania
September 8, 2015
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Ron's recital - I am like a heron

Black Sugarloaf
Tasmania
September 8, 2015
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Ron dijeridooing it

ron with dijeridoo
Digeridoo
Black Sugarloaf
Tasmania
September 8, 2015
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Freycinet

Wineglass Bay

View from the pass

Wineglass Bay
Freycinet, Tasmania
September 12, 2015
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Turtle rock

Hike to Wineglass Bay
Freycinet, Tasmania
September 12, 2015
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Engineering marvel

Hike to Wineglass Bay
Freycinet, Tasmania
September 12, 2015
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Mount Field

Sign

tall eucalyps
Mount Field, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
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Tall eucalyps

tall eucalyps
Mount Field, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
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Waterfall

waterfall
Mount Field, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
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Waterfall - slow mo

waterfall
Mount Field, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
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Alpine cushion

alpine cushion
Mount Field, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
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Ross

Historic Ross Bridge in the rain

bridge
Ross, Tasmania
September 7, 2015
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Gordon Dam

Gordon be dammed

dam plaque
Gordon Dam
Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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The path to damnation

dam
Gordon Dam
Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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Overlooking damnation

dam
Gordon Dam
Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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To hell in a handbasket

dam
Gordon Dam
Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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On the road

Powering up the chariot

Tasmania
September 1, 2015

We had two vans, one with a trailer.
Nick usually drove the one with the trailer which required particular skill when backing up.

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Road kill tours

road kill tours
Tasmania
September 3, 2015
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Whale world

whale world
South Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 4, 2015
Sculptor: Matt Carney
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People

Alicia's presentation

alicia's presentation
Big Table, Tasmania
September 4, 2015
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Nick, dam it

Nick
Nick Mooney
Gordon dam
Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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Many talents

Nick skipping stone
Nick Mooney
Lake Peddar
Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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Many talents

Nick braves the falls
Nick Mooney
Mount Field, Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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Tonia in Gonwanaland

Tonia in Gonwanaland
Tonia Cochran, Inala Nature Tours
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
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Michelle and Rodney Dillon

Michelle and Rodney Dillon
Tonia Cochran, Inala Nature Tours
Murrayfield, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
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Students at Bay

Wineglass Bay
Freycinet, Tasmania
September 13, 2015
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Aaron gets high at the Tessellated Pavements

aaron at tessellated pavements
Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
September 13, 2015
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Warden Jordan

jory with helmet
Tasmania
September 7, 2015
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Myles nails the shot

myles nails the shot
Mount Wellington, Tasmania
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Alicia

alicia
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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The Jordans

the jordans
With a special guest bomb by Mike.
Tasmania
September 12, 2015
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Michelle with freshly-collected oyster

michelle with oyster
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 3, 2015
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Rehan, Michelle, and Jordon

michelle with oyster
Bruny Island Lighthouse, Tasmania
September 3, 2015
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Descension by Haiy

Haiy descends
Tasmania
September 9, 2015
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Myles has a banner day

Myles has a banner day
Myles
The Neck, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
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Avi and Tina (the brain-damaged wombat)

avi and tina the wombat
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
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Zheng's talent

zheng's talent
The Lea, Tasmania
September 14, 2015
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Haiy and her faithful currawong

Haiy and her faithful currawong
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
September 100, 2015
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Brittany

black swan
September 4, 2015
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Charlotte and Rehan

charlotte and rehan
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
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Rehan and Zheng

rehan and zheng
Tasmania
September 2, 2015
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Avi leaves only footprints, takes only photos

avi leaves only footprints
Tasmania
September 8, 2015
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Brittany jumping kelp

Brittany jumping kelp
Tasmania
September 3, 2015
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Dave give a lesson in Tasmanian culture

car crash
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015
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The eye and I

Self-portrait in Daimen's eye
Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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I2

Brittany
Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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Inspiration and execution

inspiration and execution
Avi
Tasmania
September 13, 2015
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Malaysian man

malaysian man
Malaysian festival
Salamanca, Tasmania
August 29, 2015
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Some people in Australia are so

mannikin
Northern Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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The group with Greg Jordan

The group

the group
Tasmania
This is close to the site where the world Green movement began.
September 5, 2015
Canon Rebel T5i
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The group at the neck

the group at the neck
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
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The group on Bruny

the group on Bruny
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
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The group at Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
September 10, 2015
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The group with Sarah and Ron at Black Sugarloaf

the group with Sarah and Ron at Black Sugarloaf
Black Sugarloaf, Tasmania
September 8, 2015
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The group with David Gough

the group
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015
Canon Rebel T5i
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The group with Rodney Dillon

the group
Murrayfield, Bruny Island,Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon Rebel T5i
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The group with Russell Warman

the group with russell warman
University of Tasmania
Hobart, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon Rebel T5i
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The group with Nigel Swarts

the group with Nigel Swarts
Peter Murrell Conservation Area
Hobart, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
Canon Rebel T5i
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The group on Mount Wellington

the group
Mount Wellington
Tasmania
September 2, 2015
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The group at Fortesque Bay

the group
With Luke Gadd, Park Ranger
Fortesque Bay, Tasman Peninsula
Tasmania
September 14, 2015
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The group at Gumleaves

the group
With Mike and Alban
Gumleaves
Tasmania
September 13, 2015
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The group goes sylvanic

the group
Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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Making lunch

making lunch
The Lea, Tasmania
September 1, 2015
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Lighthoused

lighthouse spiral
Lighthouse
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 3, 2015
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Tasmaniacs try to resonate with the bridge

bridge resonance
Tasmania
September 11, 2015
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Closing dinner toast

group toast
Closing dinner
The Lea, Tasmania
September 3, 2015
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Darwin in Tasmania

Darwin makes a new friend in Hobart

darwin in hobart
Jan
Prince's Park, Hobart, Tasmania
August 27, 2015
Canon Rebel T5i
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Darwin and Bob in Prince's Park

darwin in hobart
Prince's Park, Hobart, Tasmania
August 27, 2015
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Darwin plaque in Prince's Park

darwin in hobart
Prince's Park, Hobart, Tasmania
August 27, 2015
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Darwin plaque in Hobart Botanical Garden

darwin in hobart
Botanical Garden, Hobart, Tasmania
August 27, 2015
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Bob

Orphaned joey

orphaned joey
Wallaby
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
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The ferry from Bruny

the ferry from Bruny
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 4, 2015
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Bob, Chuckie, and Ben

with Ben Masterman
Mount Wellington, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
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Bob, Chuckie, and the lighthouse keeper

bob and the lighthouse keeper
Bruny Island Lighthouse
Tasmania
September 3, 2015
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Bob, Charles, Sarah, and Tonia

Bob, Charles, Sarah, and Tonia
With slime mold expert, Sarah Lloyd
Black Sugarloaf
Tasmania
September 8, 2015
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Bob, Tonia

Bob and Tonia
Hobart airport, Tasmania
September 15, 2015
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Meditating at Gordon Dam

meditating at gordon dam
Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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Bob displays an unexpected talon

bob and talon
Tasmania
September 2, 2015
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Bob hurling spear

bob and talon
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015

Note the tongue technique.

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Unabridged

bob on bridge
Tasmania
September 11, 2015
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Bob goes underground

bob with stalactite
Mole Creek Caves, Tasmania
September 11, 2015
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Bob with sea star

sea star
September 8, 2015
Tasmania
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Bob and echidna

bob with echidna
Echidna
September 10, 2015
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Bob, Chuck, and Roo, too

kangaroo and joey
Kangaroo
Bonorong, Tasmania
August 30, 2015
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Bob behind pelvis

September 9, 2015
Narawntapu, Tasmania
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Fern me once, shame on you

bob and fern
September 5, 2015
Mount Field, Tasmania
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Fern me twice, shame on me

bob and fern
September 5, 2015
Mount Field, Tasmania
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Trees up

September 5, 2015
Mount Field, Tasmania
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CSIRO self-portrait

CSIRO self-portrait
Salamanca, Hobart, Tasmania
August 27, 2015
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Requisite injury

hand lesion
Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 2, 2015
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Misc

It's a trap

Camera trap
Tasmania
September 9, 2015
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Windshield snowperson

windshield snowperson
Mount Field, Tasmania
September 5, 2015
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Mysterious beacon

Mount Field, Tasmania
September 6, 2015
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Cubical wombat scat

wombat poop
Tasmania
September 7, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

Not to be confused with toasted marshmallows or camel balls...

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Camel balls

Tasmania
September 7, 2015
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Car crash

car crash
Tasmania
September 9, 2015

Our van was the first on the scene at this horrific car crash.
Fortunately the driver was largely unhurt.
Despite the rural location, emergency workers arrived impressively fast, flipped the car, and took the driver to the hospital for further examination.

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Landscapes

Rainbow on a red field

rainbow on a red field
Northern Tasmania
September 7, 2015
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Double rainbow

double rainbow
Tasmania
September 7, 2015
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Lakeside

landscape
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015
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On the edge

landscape
Narawntapu, Tasmania
September 9, 2015
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Frozen

frozen
September 5, 2015
Mount Field, Tasmania
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Thin ice

frozen
September 5, 2015
Mount Field, Tasmania
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Waterfall

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
September 10, 2015
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The cosmos

The Milky Way

Milky Way
Marshfield
Bruny Island, Tasmania
September 3, 2015
Canon 7DMark2

cf: stars

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Itinerary - in progress

Tasmania itinerary - August 26, 2015 - September 15, 2015

+ August 26, 2015 - Wednesday
Arrive Hobart from Melbourne with Aaron Peterson, taxi to town - Salamanca Inn.
Late dinner with Aaron at the hotel.

+ August 27, 2015 - Thursday
Breakfast at hotel, mostly hang around working, walk around Salamanca.
Princes Park - Darwin plaque
Dinner with Aaron at hotel. Meet Jan Foote

+ August 28, 2015 - Friday - Official arrival day
Rain!
Student arrival day, Meet up with Tonia, airport run, drive to the Lea for the opening dinner
Meet Charlotte and Michael - our caterers for most of the trip
Stay at the Lea Scout Centre, Hobart
Night walk with Nick and Tonia

+ August 29, 2015 - Saturday - Course day 2
Rain!
Breakfast at the Lea
Salamanca market
Walk to Natural History Museum and have lunch before entering
Natural History Museum - thylacines and other stuffed animals, exhibit on Aboriginals
Stop at Botanical Garden
return to the Lea for dinner Stay at the Lea Scout Centre, Hobart

+ August 30, 2015 - Sunday - Course day 3
Botanical gardens - orchid botanist Nigel Swarts
Huntington Nature Preserve to look for orchids
Stay at the Lea Scout Centre, Hobart

+ August 31, 2015 Monday - Course day 4
Russell Warman - University of Tasmania School of Land & Food - tour and lecture on forestry industry
Drive to Mount Wellington - snow!
Picnic lunch with Ben Masterman - prior to beginning hike
Mt Wellington walk and talk with Ben Masterman - Mt Wellington ranger
Bonorong Wildlife Center
Tour - photos with koala and Tina the wombat
Feed kangaroos in enclosure
Stay at the Lea Scout Centre, Hobart

+ September 1, 2015 Tuesday - Course day 5
Stop at shopping center - bottle shop, grocery store
Travel to Bruny Island by car ferry
The Neck, Bruny Island
Adventure Bay
Stay at Murrayfield - slept in converted horse stables, water in bathrooms was questionably recycled

+ September 2, 2015 Wednesday - Course day 6
Drive to Inala - wifi, laundry
Bird blind - grey goshawks
Walk around Inala - wallabies including white wallaby, 40 spotted pardalotes
Slip and lacerate my left palm on a rock
Picnic lunch at Inala
Tour of Tonia's collections
Gonwanaland Garden
Meet up with Rodney Dillon - aboriginal elder
Walk to midden site, along beach
Stay at Murrayfield

+ September 3, 2015 Thursday - Course day 7
Cape Bruny - Bruny Island Lighthouse
Lunch at Jetty Beach
Hike
Milky Way pictures
Stay at Murrayfield

+ September 4, 2015 Friday - Course day 8
Visit Inala - grey goshawks feeding
Adventure Bay - Captain Cooke plaque
Ferry back to mainland
Stop to take pictures of black swans
Mount Field
Stay at Giants Table & Cottages in Maydena - near Mt Field
Lots of wallaby poop everywhere

+ September 5, 2015 Saturday - Course day 9
Mount Field
Waterfall
Creepy Crawlie Nature Trail
Dead raptor lesson by Nick
Night walk in Mount Field - glow worms
Stay at Giants Table & Cottages in Maydena - near Mt Field

+ September 6, 2015 Sunday - Course day 10
Gordon Dam
Lunch at Lake Peddar, Ted's Beach
Visit tree that started the Green movement
Stay at Giants Table & Cottages in Maydena - near Mt Field

+ September 7, 2015 Monday - Course day 11
Leave Maydena
Salmon Pond - to look for platypus - unsuccessful
Platypus!
Stopped in the town of Ross
Picnic near church, then walk to bridge - rain
Dinner at Camp Banksia
Night walk to see penguins with Nick
Stay at Camp Banksia, Port Sorrell

+ September 8, 2015 Tuesday - Course day 12
Sarah Lloyd and Ron Nagorcka at Black Sugarloaf
Slime mold walk, leeches
Lunch at their house
Short concert by Ron - first piano, then digeridoo
Fairy wrens, skinks
Drive to Narawntapu
Second night walk to see penguins
Stay at Camp Banksia, Port Sorrell

+ September 9, 2015 Wednesday - Course day 13
Drive to Narawntapu
Talk by Dave on aboriginal Tasmanians
Walk around lake - encounter snakes
Stop to see artificial penguin habitats made of concrete - designed by Nick
Encounter car crash on drive to Gowrie Park
Stay at Gowrie Park Wilderness Village

+ September 10, 2015 Thursday - Course day 14
Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake hike
Haiy and I hiked about park entrance
Stop for echidna
Stay at Gowrie Park Wilderness Village
Currawong, wombats,

+ September 11, 2015 Friday - Course day 15
Mole Creek Caves - I think we may have had the same guide as the last time I was here
Played Assassin and won in round 5 as an assassin (3 of 8)
Stay at Gumleaves Recreation, Camp Orford

+ September 12, 2015 Saturday - Course day 16
Hike to Wineglass Bay
Drive to Lighthouse and hike up
Use recreational facilities
Stay at Gumleaves Recreation, Camp Orford
Nick left for a day and Tonia returned from Bruny

+ September 13, 2015 Sunday - Course day 17
Drive to Tasman Peninsula
Jordan and Andrew departed
Port Arthur World Heritage Historic site
Cruise around bay including Island of the Dead
Aaron, Tonia and I went to look for birds
Tessellated pavements at sunset
Stay at Lufra Hotel, Tasman Peninsula

+ September 14, 2015 Monday - Course day 18
Tessellated pavements at sunrise
Breakfast at Lufra
Talk by Luke Gadd, Parks & Wildlife Service (Tasman National Park) on island pest eradication - at Lufra
Drive to Fortesque Bay
Walk in Park on newly created trekking trail
Lunch on the beach
Devil's Kitchen, Tasman Arch, Blowhole
Drive back to Hobart, stop at bottle shop
Talent show night
Stay at the Lea Scout Centre, Hobart

+ September 15, 2015 Tuesday - Course day 19
Breakfast at the Lea, Tonia drove us to the airport in the van,
Depart Hobart for Sydney, LAX, and SFO with Aaron Peterson,
Quickly cleared customs in LAX
Picked up by Wendy, SFO

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Related pages

+ Wombats
+ Devils
+ Kangaroos and Wallabies
+ Papua New Guinea 2015
+ Papua New Guinea 2002
+ Papua New Guinea 2001
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Tasmaniacs

+ Rehan Adamjee
+ Carlos Aguilar
+ Avi Bagla
+ Brittany Hallawell
+ Jordan Huelskamp
+ Myles Keating
+ Haiy Le
+ Michelle Lee
+ Zheng Ma
+ Alicia Menendez
+ Aaron Peterson
+ Daimen Sagastume
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Acknowledgements

I am very grateful to many, many people for making this such a fabulous trip.
Most especially, however, I would like to acknowledge Tonia Cochran and Nick Mooney - from Inala,
Melanie Centeno and Yosefa Gilon from BOSP, and
Jordan Shapiro - my fabulous course assistant!
I would also like to acknowledge Charlotte, Mike and their son Alban - our wonderful caterers, and our many outstanding speakers who enlightened us about a variety of issues regarding Tasmanian Island Biogeography.
Both the course the experience were greatly enhanced by various speakers and guides including:

Andrew Hingston,
Ben Masterman,
Russell Warman,
Nigel Swarts,
Greg Jordan,
Sarah Lloyd,
Ron Nagorcka,
Luke Gadd,
Rodney Dillon,
David Gough, and more
Thanks to Gary Opit for help identifying Tasmanian arthropods
And, of course, many thanks to my 12 intrepid students, who despite their internet addiction, stayed engaged, enthusiastic, and joyful from the beginning to the end of the trip.

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