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For centuries Australia’s succulent plants have been undervalued by botanists, neglected by world encyclopaedias and considered pests by backyard gardeners. But now Attila Kapitany, the authority on Australia’s succulent plants, tells Australian Geographic that it’s about time the record is set straight.
While his admirers have recognised his artistic genius for centuries, a new online exhibition, the very first of its kind, has collated 300 of Ferdinand Bauer’s artworks — from initial sketch to finished product.
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An eastern water dragon enjoys a regurgitated snack in Gosford, NSW.
On ground still wet from recent spring rains, a brown-blazed wedgesnout ctenotus explores the newly awakened desert flowers in inland New South Wales.
Waves slide over the landing of the Quindalup jetty, Western Australia – momentarily submerging it – as the setting sun paints the morning sky.
A blue dragon nudibranch braves the stinging hydroids in Bass Point, NSW in our latest AG Reader Photo of the Week.
Light filters through the trees in Molly’s Chase in the Clare Valley, South Australia.
A European honey bee prepares for landing.
A New Holland honeyeater visits the waratahs in Blackheath, New South Wales.
A double-eyed fig parrot takes a second look at the photographer.
A family of emus wander the dunes of Nambung National Park, Western Australia, on Christmas eve.
It’s almonds for breakfast on the beach for this stunning palm cockatoo.
Sunrise over the Walls of China in Mungo National Park, New South Wales.
An eastern yellow robin rests on a staghorn in Queensland.