Tag: desert


Dreaming of a Top End break

From A–Z there’s a bounty of Aussie animals to meet in the Northern Territory, from the desert dwellers of the Red Centre to the water babies in and around Darwin. It’s the perfect destination for a family adventure.


In pictures: the seemingly judgemental glare of the thorny devil

Australia’s thorny devils (Moloch horridus) are incredible animals. Their spiky armour is, as you might have guessed, used for defence. Their is dotted with tiny grooves that suck up dew on the surface and water from the ground through capillary action, passing it to the devil’s mouth without the lizard having to lift a finger. So it’s probably not a look judgement this little devil has on its face, rather, it’s one of satisfaction.


Surviving in the desert

Aboriginal people across Australia have employed a number of common strategies to help them survive in some of the planet’s most arid environments.