The Sweltering Tropics of Northern Queensland, Australia

Frilled Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) defensive display! So fun to watch run on hindlimbs.
Frilled Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) defensive display! So fun to watch run on hindlimbs.
Morning boat ride to look for birds and Crocs.
Morning boat ride to look for birds and Crocs.
The hot and humid Daintree National Park
The hot and humid Daintree National Park
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Fan palm
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Sedge on steroids?

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Prop roots
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Verdant mountains mingle with the warm sea.
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Jungle vines.
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It was so hot at Daintree NP! All I wanted to do is swim! However, it was difficult finding a swim hole that wasn’t infested with crocs. The ocean was also off limits because of box jellyfish season. This scenic river was a nice find in the back of someone’s house. There was a box that suggested to leave a gold coin. A bonus was the foot cleaning by nibbling fish!
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Boyd’s Forest Dragon (Hypsilurus boydii). A stunningly beautiful lizard!
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Fern fetish.
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Common Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulatus).
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Sandy bar = good substrate for just-learning-to-walk-Cy to fall on!
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River adorned with Eucalypts.
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River at Mossman Gorge.
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Buttresses!
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Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus). Dangerously venomous!
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Boyd’s Dragon Beauty- A Sheila!
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Ryne’s best catch aside from me!

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Scaly-Breasted Lorikeet.
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Plumed Whistling Ducks.
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Jungle gym ficus tree
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One of the biggest figs in Australia!
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Golden Bower Bird’s bower! Built by the male to display for the female! Adorned with green flowers and lichen!
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Male Golden Bower Bird
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Grey-Headed Robin
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Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) with baby.

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