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A green sea turtle rides out the storm
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A whale shark, mouth wide, swims toward the surface to feed.
A barn owl takes flight under the midday Sun.
The Milky Way rises over flooded salt lakes near Beacon, Western Australia.
A curious Mareeba rock-wallaby inches closer to the camera.
Winter blankets the landscape in a dusting of snow on Mount Wellington, Tasmania.
Ominous storm clouds blacken the sky over Barwon Heads, Victoria.
A fallen log becomes home to sprouting Mycena mushrooms.
A large adult coastal carpet python slithers off the road and out of danger.
A lemon bellied flycatcher poses for his portrait in Fogg Dam, Northern Territory.
The red lichen-covered rocks of Bicheno, Tasmania greet the dawn.
A crested bicycle dragon stops running just long enough to have its portrait taken.
An overcast day offers the perfect conditions to capture Rainbow Falls in Blackdown Tableland National Park, Queensland.