desert

In pictures: the seemingly judgemental glare of the thorny devil

Wildlife

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

Adventure

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