Wildlife

In pictures: green sea turtles make their journey to the sea

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Photographer Bryce Forrest was lucky enough to capture one of nature’s greatest spectacles— a green sea turtle hatching. These little guys made their way down Boambee Beach in Coffs Harbour, NSW. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Within the first few days of being laid, a huge king tide hit and we weren’t sure the eggs were going to make it,” Bryce said. The high tide had washed a lot of sand over the nest meaning these guys had extra far to crawl and dig, which meant they would have less energy. Eventually it was decided that the nest would be excavated and over 70 little turtle were able to make their way safely to sea. Here, you can see their journey.

Photographing Australia’s desert reptiles

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In the upcoming issue of Australian Geographic photographers Ross McGibbon and Tim Squires search for one of the world’s most dangerous snakes: the western desert taipan. But they managed to photographic some of our favourite desert reptiles along the way.

GALLERY: Threatened birds of the Mallee Region

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The Mallee region of Australia that covers parts of NSW, Victoria and South Australia is a hard place for birds to live. In May 2014, a number of wildfires wiped out large tracts of habitat for nationally threatened Mallee bird species, resulting in the loss of key populations of the already endangered Mallee Emu-wren and the Black-eared Miner. The Western Whipbird, Red-lored Whistler, Regent Parrot and Mallee Fowl have all since been deemed ‘highly threatened’. Now, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife are raising money for a Conservation Action Plan that will help preserve these beautiful birds, particularly in the five National Parks found in the Mallee. You can donate HERE.