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Fiabacet Reef, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Male peacock spider (Maratus splendens) displaying.
Sydney, New South Wales
Hold me tight.
Geraldton, Western Australia
BLACK AND WHITE
Mt Ngauruhoe, New Zealand
Cendana Pearl Farm jetty, Aljui Bay, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Splendid fairy-wren (Malurus splendens) calling.
Dryandra Nature Reserve, Western Australia
Coodoonup, Mandurah, Western Australia
The tail-slap – humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae).
Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia
Estuary west of Bullo River (near Victoria River junction), Northern Territory
What are you doing down there?
Hopkins Island, South Australia
Anstey Hill Recreation Park, South Australia
Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
White-cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris nigra) on grevillea.
Joondalup, Western Australia
Australian Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus) breach.
Cape Bridgewater, Victoria
Fairy terns (Sterna nereis) mating.
Swan River, Perth, Western Australia
Mallacoota Inlet, Victoria
Hunter and hunted.
Narawntapu National Park, Tasmania
Carnaby’s black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris).
Darling Scarp, Western Australia
Fish Rock Cave, South West Rocks, New South Wales
Paparoa National Park, New Zealand
Rennell Island, Solomon Islands
Mother and calf.
Tonga, South Pacific
Near Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Stripped to the bone.
The Sounds, north coast of the South Island, New Zealand
Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua
Two Rocks, Western Australia
Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina), Right Whale BayAnother common local: South Georgia hosts the largest subpopulation of southern elephant seals in the South Atlantic, with more than 400,000 individuals, including approximately 113,000 breeding females, from a total world-wide population that was estimated to be between 664,000 and 740,000 in the mid-90s. Colonies on South Georgia are thought to be stable or growing, while those in the Southern Indian and Pacific Oceans have decreased by up to 50%.
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