Life Of Others : Oliver Hill – King’s Skink (Egernia Kingii)

Life Of Others (Post#29) : Oliver Hill – King’s Skink (Egernia Kingii)

Photos of the day are all about King’s Skink or Egernia Kingii. A skink which is a type of lizard belong to the family of Scincidae, one of the most diverse families of lizards and endemic to Australia. Like Quokka, this creature must not be disturbed and just enjoy them from a distance. I was able to see this one when we arrived at Oliver Hill for gun and tunnel tour adventure. These photos are part of Rottnest Island Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : King’s Skink or Egernia Kingii
Location : Rottnest Island WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth where different options are available or
2. Take cruise to the island with your own or rented boat
Official Website : Rottnest Island – King’s Skink

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Life Of Others : Cathedral Rocks, Rottnest – New Zealand Fur Seals

Life Of Others (Post#28) : Cathedral Rocks, Rottnest – New Zealand Fur Seals

Photos of the day are all about New Zealand Fur Seals found in Cathedral Rocks. The photos that I capture are from a distance where these seals looks like dance or playing around in the water. It was a great scenery adding the scenic backdrop of Cathedral Rocks which became home of the said seal. These photos are part of Rottnest Island Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Cathedral Rocks, New Zealand Fur Seals
Location : Rottnest Island WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth where different options are available or
2. Take cruise to the island with your own or rented boat
Official Website : Rottnest Island

Life Of Others : Cape Vlamingh, Rottnest – Silver Gull

Life Of Others (Post#27) : Cape Vlamingh, Rottnest – Silver Gull

Photos of the day are all about silver gull. This is the second post that I am featuring the not so usual birds that I keep on encountering while traveling in Western Australia. Please see the first post here. What I like taking photos of birds is the moment when they are flying. I know that taking videos are easier to capture them, but in photos which capturing a still moment, is something that I am more fascinated. These photos are part of Rottnest Island Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : silver gull, bird, Cape Vlamingh
Location : Rottnest Island WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth where different options are available or
2. Take cruise to the island with your own or rented boat
Official Website : Rottnest Island

Life Of Others : Quokka – “The Happiest Animals on Earth”

Life Of Others (Post#26) : Quokka – “The Happiest Animals on Earth”

Photos of the day are all about quokka. In Rottnest Island, they call this nocturnal animal as “The Happiest Animals on Earth”. We were at the Parker Point when we had a chance to see this creature up close. There are bikers who surrounds this one and we had seen water was given to it. Another incident that I was able to see them again freely when I was doing a historical walking trail at the area of Thomson Bay Settlement. But, I reviewed the island’s website about this cute animal and because Rottnest Island is an A-Class reserve area, the island is a protected area for quokka. This means that anyone should not give water and food for them. And do no touch or get too close to them, just appreciate their cuteness from a distance, it’s the ways to protect them. If in case you wanted to visit Rottnest Island, please follow the rules and policy in protecting this cute nocturnal creature that is native in the island. These photos are part of Rottnest Island Tour October 2016.

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At Parker Point

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At the historical town proper of the island (Thomson Bay Settlement)

Notes :
Photo : animal, wildlife, quokka
Location : 86 Southside Dr, Hillarys WA 6025, Australia and
Rottnest Island WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth where different options are available or
2. Take cruise to the island with your own or rented boat
Official Website : Quokka, Wildlife-Quokka

Life Of Others : Western Grey Kangaroo

Life Of Others (Post#25) : Western Grey Kangaroo

Photos of the day are all about Western Grey Kangaroo. This type of kangaroo are common all over the country and also known as black-faced kangaroo, mallee kangaroo, and sooty kangaroo. I had seen kangaroo many times but the one thing that I was looking for was a kangaroo having its baby in its pouch and to my surprise my wish came true that day when I was able to capture these creatures in a settings thats back of my mind. These photos are part of Yanchep National Park, The Pinnacles and Lancelin Beach Trip October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : animals, kangaroo, western grey kangaroo
Location : Yanchep WA 6035, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Drive towards Yanchep WA 6035, Australia or
3. Take train (Joondalup Line) from Perth Underground Station, then get off at Butler Station and take taxi to Yanchep National Park or
4. Take train (Joondalup Line) from Perth Underground Station, then transfer to Butler Station and take bus to Marmion Avenue After Revolution Avenue, and take taxi to Yanchep National Park
Official Website : Yanchep National Park

Life Of Others : Koalas

Life Of Others (Post#24) : Koalas

Photos of the day are all about Koalas. While walking in Koala Board Walk inside Yanchep National Park, we saw different Koalas resting at the tree branches and some kind of lazy creatures while in the tree. Koalas are not native animals in Western Australia but in national park where care exist, these creatures are able to live in their habitat similar to eastern side. These photos are part of Yanchep National Park, The Pinnacles and Lancelin Beach Trip October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : animals, koalas, mammals, marsupials
Location : Yanchep WA 6035, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Drive towards Yanchep WA 6035, Australia or
3. Take train (Joondalup Line) from Perth Underground Station, then get off at Butler Station and take taxi to Yanchep National Park or
4. Take train (Joondalup Line) from Perth Underground Station, then transfer to Butler Station and take bus to Marmion Avenue After Revolution Avenue, and take taxi to Yanchep National Park
Official Website : Yanchep National Park

Life Of Others : Bobtail Lizard (Tiliqua rugosa)

Life Of Others (Post#23) : Bobtail Lizard (Tiliqua rugosa)

Photos of the day are all about Bobtail Lizard or Tiliqua rugosa. This is the first time that I had seen this creature by my own naked eyes. I found this little one, while exploring the park and it’s not inside of any fence. I had a chance to see it up close and its like wildlife animals enjoying its freedom. This Bobtail Lizard is also known as shinglebacks, stumpy tails, pinecone lizards and boggi. These photos are part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : animals, lizards, bobtail lizard, tiliqua rugosa, shinglebacks, stumpy tails, pinecone lizards, boggi.
Location : Wave Rock Rd, Hyden WA 6359, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Drive towards Wave Rock Rd, Hyden WA 6359, Australia
Official Website : Wave Rock

Life Of Others : Corrigin Dog Cemetery

Life Of Others (Post#22) : Corrigin Dog Cemetery

Photos of the day are all about Corrigin Dog Cemetery. To be honest, this was the first cemetery that I had known to exist and realized that there is such one. A cemetery for the dog which can be found in the town of Corrigin in Western Australia which established in 1974. The Dog Cemetery is a tribute to Man’s Best Friend and is unique to the town. Currently there are over 200 dogs entombed in the cemetery. Paddy Wright started the cemetery and late Alan Henderson contributed in beautifying the graves. These photos are part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : dog cemetery, Corrigin Dog Cemetery
Location : Jose Rd, Corrigin WA 6375, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Drive towards Jose Rd, Corrigin WA 6375, Australia
Official Website : None

Life Of Others : Pinctada Maxima Oyster

Life Of Others (Post#21) : Pinctada Maxima Oyster

Photos of the day are all about Pinctada Maxima Oyster. During the visit in Willie Creek Pearl Farm, I had a chance to see Pinctada Maxima Oyster, where one was shown in our group, fresh from Willie Creek Pearl Farm and one of the facilitator in pearl farm tour showed us and explained to us how pearl is cultured. In the process of seeding the pearl which is one way of culturing pearls, there are important parts of the Pinctada Maxima Oyster involve in the main process. First, is Gonad – where the pearls are positioned. Second is Mother of Pearl (or Nacre) – the shiny part of the shell and third is the nucleus – the pearl itself. If the Pinctada Maxima naturally produced the pearl, the pearl itself is the nucleus. If Pinctada Maxima are then re-seeded, the small nucleus formed from Mississippi mussel into the Gonad of the oyster which become pearl in the future.  These photos are part of Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Willie Creek Pearl Farm
Location : Willie Creek Rd, Broome WA 6725, Australia
Transportation : Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour
Official Website : Willie Creek Pearl Farm

 

Life Of Others : Cable Beach – Camels

Life Of Others (Post#20) : Cable Beach – Camels

Photos of the day are all about Camels in Cable Beach. For some reason, I was not sure how Camels became the main and famous rides while in Cable Beach. But like other places in the world, cities and towns are trying their best make their place attractive by creating and inventing activities that will make appeal to people and camel ride tour is one of it. I never took the camel ride anymore since I already had experience riding one while I was in Northern Territory. For photograph souvenir, being in camel is a great photo memory to bring home while visiting the beach with the background of sunset view. These photos are part of 2 Days Broome and Surround Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Animals, Camels, Sunset, Beach
Location : Western Australia, Australia
Transportation : Town Bus Service, Broome Cycles, Car HireBroome Taxis
Link : Cable Beach

Life Of Others : Broome Town Beach & Cable Beach – Silver Gull

Life Of Others (Post#19) : Broome Town Beach & Cable Beach – Silver Gull

Photos of the day are all about Silver Gull. It was captured during the walk at Broome Town Beach located within the stretch of Roebuck Bay not far from Oaks Broome where I stayed while I was in town. And I found a lot of them when I did a walk in Cable Beach, the famous beach in Broome facing Indian Ocean. This gull is said to be the most common gull seen in Australia specially in coastal areas. From what I discovered, it’s a juvenile silver gull if it has black beak and old silver gull if it has orange or red beak. What I really enjoyed about these silver gulls in my memory was the chance to delightfully watch them while in Cable Beach, even though a lot of people in the beach for sunset, I observed the moment seeing these birds enjoying with people without the feeling of being threatened. There is warning about these birds too as they likely may savage your food so be careful with them.  These photos are part of 2 Days Broome and Surround Tour October 2016.

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Juvenile Silver Gull

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Old Silver Gull

Notes :
Photo : Animal, Seabird
Location : Broome Town Beach and Cable Beach, Broome, WA, Australia
Transportation : Town Bus Service, Broome Cycles, Car HireBroome Taxis
Website : Broome Bird Observatory

 

Life Of Others : Tunnel Creek – Bats

Life Of Others (Post#18) : Tunnel Creek – Bats

When we are exploring Tunnel Creek which is an ancient natural cave, there are living things that lives inside and outside the cave. And in one part of the cave, we enjoyed to see them in daylight hanging around on trees and rock walls of the cave. And some of course in their hideout. When I looked at some photos that I captured, I was amazed I captured some of their flying activity that captured their shapes beautifully. It’s not only fruit-bats are staying in the cave, little cave bat, yellow-lipped bat (only in Kimberley) and orange leaf-nosed bat stays as well in the cave. These photos are part of Day 9 (Tunnel Creek, Derby and Broome) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Life Of Others : Windjana Gorge – Fruit Bats

Life Of Others (Post#17) : Windjana Gorge – Fruit Bats

One unique thing that I experienced while in Windjana Gorge was the time to observe thousands of fruit bats flying away from the gorge before the place gets totally dark. Before, I wonder why we visited the gorge when it’s already sunset. Then I realized why, because our tour guide wanted us to witness the moment where these bats leaves the gorge for feeding time. We had been watching the bats around or almost half an hour and I felt like it’s too many bats that I was thinking if there will be a time that they will be all gone. These photos are part of Day 8 (Bell Gorge and Windjana Gorge) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Life Of Others : Lake Argyle – The Freshie

Life Of Others (Post#16) : Lake Argyle – The Freshie

Australian are known to make informal words and used to shorten long word or group of words. The group of words that they were able to made a colloquial word is “Freshwater crocodiles” which they called it as “Freshie”. During the cruising activity in Lake Argyle, we had a chance to  see and enjoy from the boat the sightings of the “Freshie”. This type of crocodiles are said to be safe for the people. The advised is just avoid them as they may bite because of self-defense. These photos are part of Day 2 (Judbarra/Lake Argyle) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

Freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni or Crocodylus johnstoni), also known as the Australian freshwater crocodile, Johnstone’s crocodile or colloquially as freshie, is a species of crocodile endemic to the northern regions of Australia

Source : Wikipedia

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Life Of Others : Lake Argyle – Magpie Geese

Life Of Others (Post#15) : Lake Argyle – Magpie Geese

Cruising Lake Argyle was enjoyable not only because of its photographic scenery. The lake even was man-made reservoir, became a natural habitat for other life form such as birds. A type of bird we saw within the lake is Magpie Geese. This type of water bird are said to be found within the range of northern Australia and southern of New Guinea. These photos are part of Day 2 (Judbarra/Lake Argyle) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Life Of Others : Lake Argyle – Short Eared Rock Wallabies

Life Of Others (Post#14) : Lake Argyle – Short Eared Rock Wallabies

Cruising Lake Argyle gives the visitor a chance to see some of the island dwellers in the lake. One of this is Short Eared Rock Wallabies which commonly found in rocky hills and gorges and these wallaby species can only be sighted in Northern Territory and Western Australia. We were lucky we saw some of them in rocky cliff edges that surrounds the lake from the boat. These photos are part of Day 2 (Judbarra/Lake Argyle) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

 

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Did you see the Short Eared Rock Wallaby ?

 

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Another Short Eared Rock Wallaby

 

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See three Wallabies?

 

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Life Of Others : Lake Argyle – Archerfish

Life Of Others (Post#13) : Archerfish

During our cruise in Lake Argyle, we saw and enjoyed native fishes. One of the fish that we identified were archerfish which very common to be seen even at the shallow part of the lake. We had a chance to feed fishes as well after the sightings of Freshie (Freshwater Crocodiles).  It was said that there are 26 natives species that can be found in Lake Argyle. These photos are part of Day 2 (Judbarra/Lake Argyle) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Archerfish

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Archerfish with forktail catfish during feeding

Life Of Others : Japanese Sea Nettle (Chrysaora Pacifica)

Life Of Others (Post#12) : Japanese Sea Nettle (Chrysaora Pacifica)

This type of jelly which can appear in groups called “smacks”. And it has light-colored bell with dark orange lines. It has long tentacles which can be 10 feet long and cause skin irritation. These photos are part of Georgia Aquarium Visit Photo Collection November 2015.

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Life Of Others : Living Frog at Ancient Basalt Mortar

Life Of Others (Post#11) : Living Frog at Ancient Basalt Mortar

During the hike in Pagat, since the area is protected and being preserve as it is a national historical site, we found a relics of Basalt Mortar used by local Chamorros even before Spaniards arrived. And while my buddy guide telling about the basalt mortar, we found these living organism resting inside the mortar. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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Photo(s) with no marker – courtesy of Guam Adventures (licensed photos)

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Life Of Others : Tien-Hsiang Monkey

Life Of Others (Post#10) : Tien-Hsiang Monkey

One of the things to see while walking around Tien-Hsiang Village is to see monkey astray in the ground. The monkey that I saw was near the local store just beside the river and its own location was a great viewpoint for a wonderful scenery with the background of bridges and temple at the mountain side. The photo is part of Taiwan Experimental Travel Adventure Photo Collection January 2017.

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