I’ve revisited my original photo of this bird, which I use as my avatar. I’ve re-cropped it because the whole range of colours (although not all in focus) is absolutely stunning.
The bird is a Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus and was photographed a few years ago when I was having a coffee on Tambourine Mountain outside Brisbane in Queensland.
Continuing the beastie theme, this is a lizard that took an interest in our picnic table at a wildlife park in Queensland a few years ago.
Identification is welcome!
Thanks to fellow Geographer Penny Mayes, the lizard is now identified as an Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii, and I can confirm that it was photographed at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Brisbane. Curiously, Penny’s information linked to this photo taken at the same place.
St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth, WA
One more from the Aussie archives, this time the Roman Catholic cathedral in the city centre of Perth, Western Australia.
Description on Wikipedia: here.
The official website: here.
From left to right, the flags of Fremantle Ports, the City of Fremantle and the
two national flags of Australia Aboriginal Flag and the flag of Western Australia (the black swan hidden from view by the folding).
A plant on the dried-out bed of the lake.