NEW Pictures From The Gold Coast

Isn’t the Gold Coast magnificent at this time of year!

We’ve had some warm weather, lots of rain and now a welcome cool change. It doesn’t stop people getting out and about though. From my balcony I can always see people running, walking their dogs, riding bikes or taking their children for a stroll, even in the wettest or warmest weather.

But for me, I’ve taken the opportunity to get in some extra trips to Lamington National Park, Springbrook National Park, Mount Tambourine, The Hinze Dam (great cafe there by the way) and Coombahbah Lakelands as well as the regular pictures I take on The Broadwater.

We’ve added so many new photo albums to the Gold Coast Australia Gallery. Here’s just a small sample …

http://australia-gold-coast.com/photographs-from-the-gold-coast-of-australia/

 

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Australian Native Birds and Animals

We’ve just added a brand new album of Australian Birds and Animals for you to enjoy.

As I travel around, go on bush walks and visit the local national parks I’m blown away by the beauty and diversity of creatures found here. Fortunately I have a fabulous Canon wildlife lens which can double as a general purpose lens at times. There aren’t too many shots I’d miss when I sneak out quietly by myself as I do. What a great life!

Photos include ibis, jabiru, seagulls, kookaburra, kingfisher, waterbirds, honey-eaters, rosella, rainbow lorikeet, white cockatoo, Australian Raven, black swans, bush turkeys, magpie, pelicans, willie wagtails, sparrows, wild ducks. Native Australian Animals in the album also include koala, several species of kangaroo and wallaby, joeys in pouches, green tree python, water dragon, lizard and more …

http://australia-gold-coast.com/native-wildlife-and-birds/ … The animal and bird collage below is just a small sample of what you’ll find. Enjoy!
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Bird Pictures From The Nature Reserve

OFF FOR ANOTHER ADVENTURE … One day, I decided to drive somewhere I’d never been before, put on some walking shoes and headed off with no particular destination in mind, but to let the camera show me its magic.

What a treat to find a conservation and nature reserve only a few minutes drive away from home with the most prolific wildlife, bird-life and well kept gravel walking tracks, bush tracks and boardwalks.

The birds here took a liking to my car with the top down, the wagtails seemed to follow me along the timber fenceline, the bush turkeys were a little elusive, but a magpie was really friendly. Lucky I had my long Canon 100 – 400m lens with me.

We’re incredibly blessed in Australia, with councils, government bodies and local environmental agencies that really care about saving these glorious lake-lands and nature reserves for us to enjoy together.

Photos from Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Reserve
Stunning!