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April 13, 2017
A red bell jellyfish makes for a perfect hiding spot for a baby leatherjacket.
August 7, 2017
An iceberg as seen from above in the Co-operation Sea, Antarctica.
October 23, 2017
Located in Helensburgh NSW, this abandoned train tunnel is slowly being reclaimed by nature.
November 6, 2017
This image of a Major Mitchell’s cockatoo was taken in Western Queensland, where the photographer spent an afternoon staking out a puddle of water in full camouflage.
May 22, 2017
A joey red-necked wallaby cuddles up to mum after days of rain, fur still wet from the latest downpour.
January 26, 2017
A New Holland honeyeater visits the waratahs in Blackheath, New South Wales.
January 6, 2017
It was almonds for breakfast on the beach for this stunning palm cockatoo.
April 28, 2017
These striking, rainbow bee-eaters are widespread throughout mainland Australia.
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