At up to 30cm long and armed with spines for crushing and shredding food, we’ve identified a previously unknown creature that would have been a giant among its neighbours in the waters off modern-day South Australia.
Classified as one of Australia’s National Landscapes, Kangaroo Island is uniquely beautiful. And now, one of the Island’s biggest threats has been eliminated.
Researchers say that Kangaroo Island was a hotspot for ancient megafauna.
An encounter with a kangaroo left dying on a roadside on Kangaroo Island spurred photographer Doug Gimesy into action. Now this winner of the 2016 AG Nature Photographer of the Year ‘Our Impact’ category is using his images to raise awareness of the problem. Read the full feature and see more of Doug’s striking imagery in the May-June 2017 issue of Australian Geographic (AG#138).
Koalas, kangaroos, sea lions, dolphins, amazing birdlife and more – there’s no shortage of wildlife muses for shutter bugs visiting South Australia’s Kangaroo Island.
Kangaroo Island’s new Wilderness Trail is set to open October 1. The rugged five day 66km walk through Flinders Chase National Park hugs a coastal shoreline that’s brimming with native wildlife. Read more about the Wilderness Trail in AG#134, out now.